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Mike Moore: Surf Shoot

Mike Moore is a Project 52 alumni, and has been building his business in Encinitas, CA for a few years. His specializes in food and lifestyle, especially beach lifestyle. This is a personal project Mike shot at a surf event in Encinitas, CA. 1.) Tell us a little about...

The Games We Play; Find the Shot Before Moving On

One of the things I like to do is to play visual games. I have several to share with you, but this one is one that anyone can do. Anywhere, any time. First; I believe that if we are to call ourselves photographers, we must photograph. Make pictures. Make images....

The Origins of Halloween, 2016

Just before Halloween (October 31, 2016) the assignment for the Project 52 students was to shoot to layout for this fictitious piece. The magazine layout is a two page (spread, or "double truck") and calls for the photographer to be very cognizant about what is on the...

Attention to the Details

Paying attention to the tiniest of details is one of the jobs of a commercial photographer. And rarely do details matter more than when shooting chocolate. Chocolate dust, scratches, fingerprints, and the chalky white of damaged edges can draw the eye to the problems...

What Is A “Photographer” Anyway?

Photograph of me making a photograph on my iPhone in Rocky Mountain National Park by Grey Gibbs Recently, my friend and fellow artist Jerry OConnor and I took a drive/ride to Superior, AZ to do a little video of me blabbing about being a "photographer". I wanted to...

Back to Work… Again

I was truly disappointed that my Alaska trip was cut so dramatically short. I didn't expect it, and I was not really ready to give up on that idea. (I will do it next year, or the year after if I have to.) The back pain forbade me doing any camera work, or walking...

Off to Alaska

Daily updates at Phoenix to Fairbanks website. I decided last August that this year I would do something big, something challenging. When I told my wife I wanted to do something to really get back in touch with my creative side, she said, "well then, what do you want...

ALL OF MY UDEMY CLASSES ARE NOW FREE

In celebration of my upcoming Alaska roadtrip, I have just made all my courses on UDEMY FREE. No charge.   Portrait Photography with Simple Gear Natural Light Beauty and Fashion Photography Real World, No BS Marketing for Photographers Using a Photographic Lightmeter...

Four Wonderful Books For Photographers

I think this book by Susan Eckart is one of the best photography / business books I have ever read on the business of photography. She is a consumer photographer with a long list of awards and loyal customers, and her experience gives you a rarely seen insight into...

PLEASE Make This Guy Famous

Ramona, California. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97hfxth3aas This guy needs to be sued into oblivion. Full on sued into poverty. UPDATE: "Police were quick to take action and have now identified and arrested 52 year old Mark Gordon as the driver of the vehicle. As...

2016 P52 Roadtrip Book: FREE PDF

Every year we go on a roadtrip and all of the Project 52 members can come along. It is not a workshop, although we do photography nearly all the time. There is no charge for it, members simply pay their own way and their portion of van rentals. We spend a week in...

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