When I was first learning about photography, I found inspiration and a wealth of knowledge in the writings of other photographers. In the same spirit, all of these tutorials are free to read, copy and share. Please Contact Me if you think something is unclear.
Telephoto lenses do produce a shallower depth of field than wide angle lenses, but the effect seems more pronounced than it is. Telephoto lenses also magnify the blurred background without adding any detail, producing the perception of a shallower field. (First published Jun 19, 2010)
These articles are from a booklet I made to support a beginning photography workshop. They focus on staying creative as you learn photography – if you're an aspiring art photographer, read these!
The Top Ten Lists explore creativity in photography. Topics are explained with the fine art photographer in mind, but any photographer interested in aesthetics will find the lists worth reading.
Many situations place demands on photographers – nasty weather, poor-quality equipment, timelines, stress, and many more. These tutorials focus on creating vibrant art in non-ideal situations.