Chicago Engagement A & B

Chicago Engagement I love photographing weddings but there is something about the engagement sessions that just resonates with me. I always tell couples the reasons I really enjoy engagement sessions. It is also why I include the engagement session with each of my weddings. First off, it is an extended introduction. This interaction helps me […]

David & Luke Edmonson – episode 252

David & Luke Edmonson David and Luke Edmonson have been called the “Master Photographers to Master Photographers” and with good reason. With over 50 combined years in the industry, the indelible impact the Edmonson’s leave with clients, students and peers around the world is remarkable. No doubt, their signature style is unmistakable. But it’s their […]

Wedding Photography for M & J

Wedding Photography We have heard it in past interview and I expect we will hear it in future interviews as well… You should try to make betting pictures than you did the day before. Simply put, strive for better every time. As professionals and even when we know this, we all have those days where […]

E & P Wedding Day

E & P Wedding Day Photo World when I photograph a wedding I find myself in picture mode. Just strap on my gear, turn up my outgoing side (I try to be as authentic as possible), trust my skills and experience, and get to work capturing everything I must for each wedding I do. However, […]

Light Painting with Harold Ross – episode 251

Light Painting with Harold Ross Harold Ross (b 1956), is an American fine-art photographer who lives and works in southern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Since 1979, Harold has been creating distinctive work in the studio as well as in the night landscape. For 27 years, he has specialized in light painting, a technique involving “painting” the […]

Intimate Wedding

Intimate Wedding Photo World, the thing I love most about being a wedding photographer is no two weddings are the same. Some are enormous with 400+ guests and a 12-16 hour day and others are intimate weddings with just a select group invited to celebrate with the couple. I like how many different ways a […]

Make Changes – Episode 250

Make Changes Photo World if you are learning and growing then you are changing. Often it can be difficult to make change and go along with them but it is a necessary practice to improve from where you are. So here we are on the 250th episode on Take & Talk Pics! I have been […]

Nikon Active D-Lighting – episode 249

Nikon Active D-Lighting Photo World this episode is more proof that you need to know your gear to fully understand the potential you bring to every shoot. Knowing your gear is good but knowing when, where, and how to use the tools effectively is the real test of a pro photographer versus a hobbyist. The Active […]

Dust Mapping – episode 248

Dust Mapping Photo World we work so hard to have beautiful, clean, well made photographs. We did this back in the film days too, but there was a battle going on against dust and scratches. We still see issues today when it comes to dust. They make air blowers, sensor brushes, lens cleaner fluids, micro […]

Time-lapse Photography – episode 247

Time-lapse Photography Photo World I needed a break from all the business talk because at the end of the day my addiction to photography needs some attention as well as my passion for building businesses. Time-lapse Photography is a bit of its own practice. In fact it began mostly by accident and has slowly evolved into […]