Alan M. Thornton
Work with light in new and exciting ways for professional results you and your subjects will love.
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Everyone is always asking me what piece of fancy gear will make their photos better. The truth is, while new equipment is nice, it’s unlikely to improve your work on its own. In fact, extraordinary photos are made all the time on basic equipment (you've seen those iPhone ads!). Instead, I clue newbies in on the real secret for awesome shots: Make more photographs, don't snap more frames. Commit that motto to memory, grab your camera, and let's get started.
Being a parent means a lot of things, like giving up the likelihood that you'll have privacy in the shower, that you may start to sound eerily like your own mom or dad, and that you'll probably find yourself playing the role of paparazzi for your kids. We're like moths to a flame; they do something cute/funny/crazy/brand-new and we're there in flash, snapping away like mad — desperately trying to preserve the moment forever.