David Painter

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19 Charming Backyard Wedding Ideas For Low-Key Couples

Totally relaxed, totally romantic.<p>When it comes to wedding venues, backyard soirees are the epitome of effortless romance.<p>Thinking of throwing one of these low-key and oh-so lovely celebrations? Get inspired by one of the 19 ideas below.

Weddings

The Most Powerful Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Business

How to lead by first principles when everything is at stake<p>One morning in the depths of the 2001/2002 recession, a decision was looming large at a …

8 Tips For Starting a Photography Business

<i>I am often asked for advice by those starting out in the photography industry. And if there’s one thing I have no shortage of, it’s advice. So with</i> …

Living Rooms

Your Tax Dollars Paid for Three Troves of Photos

Your taxes fund the government, and the government funds projects to benefit the people. Leaving your potential cynicism aside, I present three …

Public Domain

The 5 Most Common Key Light Patterns in Portrait Photography

One of the most difficult parts of mastering studio lighting is memorizing all the photography jargon. You may hear terms like “loop lighting” or …

Photography

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

Dear Bridezilla: A Letter From Your Photographer

<i>Author’s note: Warning: I wrote this last night when I was sleepless, sick and snarky.</i><p>Dear Bridezilla,<p>It was great to meet you yesterday! I still can …

5 Effective Ways to Achieve Smooth Skin in Your Portraits Using Photoshop

Every portrait photographer strives to achieve the best-looking skin in his or her portrait images. As much as it seems so, this is not an easy task …

What Every Photographer Needs to Know About Creating an Online Portfolio

We should clear up one myth before we continue, a photographic portfolio is not the preserve of the professional photographer. Yes, in the days …

Online

Video: The Value of Professional Photojournalism

Here’s a 9-minute mini-documentary by the NPPA titled “The Value of Professional Photojournalism.” It examines the current state of the …

What’s Next in Photography

I’m a photographer, and I’ve been one for nearly three decades. My first decade was as an enthusiast, but since the late 1990s, I’ve made at least a …