Portrait Tips on the Street [Duel]


This week Dustin and I (Jim) were in the studio writing photo tips for you guys.  It had been a slow day and we were catching a bit of studio fever (it’s just like cabin fever–but in a studio). I went outside to find something to shoot.  It was the middle of the day and CONTINUE

Panning Photography Tips [Duel]

Panning photo of a boy spinning around holding hands with his Dad.

This week’s theme is panning.  Dustin and Jim each had only 1 hour to head out and come back with a panning shot. The reason that this duel is focusing on panning is because it is one of the projects that the students in Jim and Dustin’s Online Beginning Photography Class do. Panning means using CONTINUE

Practical Portrait Tips [Duel]


For the weekly duel this week, Dustin and Jim each had only 30 minutes to photograph the same model, who they had never before shot with or seen. New to the weekly Improve Photography Duel?  Check out this page, where we explain how it works. Settling the Score The overall score from past weeks of CONTINUE

Jimmy Hickey Teaches How to Photograph a Stranger (Guest Post)

Note from Jim: I saw the video below last week as it was being passed around Pinterest (follow my photography boards here).  I have never written about street photography and photographing strangers before, so I contacted the creator of the video and asked him to share his best tips for photographing strangers here on Improve CONTINUE