Amish & Pennsylvania Lifestyles

Tips for photographing your children or grandchildren

The first advice I give to persons who want to improve their pictures of their children or grandchildren is: find the flash control and turn it off. Flash gives you a very flat picture and destroys interesting light patterns as well as rendering the background too dark. Natural light will make a much more interesting Read the full article…

Americana on July 4th

July 4th is a great time to make candid photographs of people because the community is usually preoccupied with enjoying food, the company of friends and relaxation while waiting for the big event—the fireworks. I revel in walking among groups and making photos of odd arrangements, unusual expressions, clothing or activity. In a 25-minute walk Read the full article…

How do I photograph the Amish?

Photographing the Amish in America is as close as I can get to reliving making pictures of another culture in Asia or Africa.  This series of pictures are made at an Amish quilt auction held to raise money to continue the restoration of the Nicholas  Stoltzfus Homestead in Wyomissing, PA.  I enjoyed the simplicity and Read the full article…