Web and Digital

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Winter Snow Photography Tips for Smartphones

Taking pictures in the snow can be tricky. Here are some tips to help you get that perfect shot!

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Misty weather on a long road.

Keep Your Eyes Open

On the way in to work this morning, I was reminded of the importance of looking up and taking a visual and mental break from my routine each day. We are still in the throws of winter in the Shenandoah Valley, and things are muddy, salty, messy, and frozen. Yet still, it never ceases to…

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Shooting A Video? Never Fly By The Seat Of Your Pants

Pre-production is the foundation of video. Skip out on it, and the quality of the video will certainly suffer. I can arrive on set, put up lights, and run a camera in a technically perfect way, but without pre-production, I won’t be telling the best story. That is what pre-production is about. Preparing so that…

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Website Development 101: Learn the Lingo

Every profession has it’s own lingo, and I’ve found over the years that many so-called experts use jargon and buzzwords to confuse clients into thinking they’re more knowledgeable than they really are. You’ve likely heard acronyms like CMS, PPC, SEO, and others tossed around like candy at a parade. Don’t let unscrupulous web vendors use…

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The Qualities of Light & Shadow Part 2: Five Simple Ways To Use Light

In Part 1 of this series, I talked a bit about the qualitative differences between soft and harsh lighting. Now I’m going to give you five quick ways you can use those different qualities of light in your own photography. These tips will get you started, but I strongly encourage experimentation! 1. The Magic Hour …

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The Qualities of Light & Shadow Part 1: Harsh and Soft Light

We all have seen stunning fashion photography, watched thrilling horror films, and cooed at cute baby photos, but what makes these images so compelling? The answer is many things, but two essential parts are light and shadow, and how well they are used. One of the most elemental qualities to light and shadow is harshness…

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