photos, not just snapshots

If there’s one subject I can’t help but photograph it’s signs. I simply can’t help myself, even after all these years. Especially like the one featured here. I mean how could I not snap a picture?

I’ve had an involvement with photography for some time now. I don’t print any more; haven’t in years. I’m too self-conscious to embrace selfies. But for a long time I collected vintage black & white photographs, focusing on the Civil Righs era especially The Black Panther Party. One thing led to another and I’ve transfered many items to the new Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington D.C.

After a long time away I’m growing more comfortable and casual about pulling out my cell phone. Slowly but surely. Beats carrying around a “real” camera.

In a pinch you can use a white balloon as a flash diffuser assuming of course you have a white balloon handy when you need it.

Shooting outdoors at night? Here’s how to compensate for the color shift from street lights. If you’re shooting the night sky try these tips.

Ready for a ghettolicious DIY star filter for a little twinkle in your photos?