Tim Gilbreath

In addition to being a regular contributor at Photodoto, Tim is a web developer, photographer, and musician. He's also a gamer and retro/pop culture aficionado, and spends his days on the sunny West Florida coast. He maintains his website at TimGilbreath.com. You can also follow him on Twitter, @SarasotaTim.

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30 Ideas to Jump-start Your Photo Theme Project

Variety, not only the spice of life, is also one of the most beautiful things about the art form of photography; the number of possible subjects for a photo is almost limitless.  There are formats, within forms and within disciplines, and all we need to create a work of art is an idea, which can come to us at any time and in many ways.

start-photography-project

Unfortunately, like with any creative medium, photographers can experience a block, or lack of ideas for a subject. Read more…

8 Reasons We’re Looking Forward to Springtime Photography

Ah, the changing of the seasons. For us photographers, most seasonal changes bring about opportunities to take great photos under differing conditions, and usually no change is more dramatic than the transition from winter to spring.  The world thaws into a new and color-dripped landscape, ripe for capturing its natural beauty through springtime photography.

There is always an influx of changes to flora and fauna, and a burst of color is injected into the landscape. There really is no better time to get out there and start shooting, so come out of hibernation and walk with us as we explore eight solid reasons to be excited about the coming spring and what it can do for your landscape and nature photography! Read more…

8 Ways to Prepare for an Awesome Landscape Photography Session

What is your photographic specialty?  Do you even consider yourself to have one?  The answer to these questions might depend on whether or not you’re a professional photographer or do it for the enjoyment of the hobby.

Photo by Jeff Clow

Photo by Jeff Clow

It’s a commonly known rule amongst professionals that you can usually maximize your success by concentrating in one or two specific disciplines or styles, whether it be wedding and engagements, kid and family or even food and product photography.  The thought process behind this is that spreading yourself too thin among many types can cause you not to excel at any in particular. Read more…

Get Started with the Beautiful World of Film Photography in 7 Easy Steps

Ahh, film photography.  The cool kid on the block.  The “old” thing that’s suddenly the “new” thing.  In recent years, it’s been popular opinion that it was an identifying trademark of hipsters, and only then for an artistic flair that digital photography has failed to capture for them.  The reason Instagram has been such an enormous success recently is our love for trendy, analog effects the app has on our photos, and the ability to then share our new creations to the masses.

Photo by David Sonnweber

Photo by David Sonnweber

In reality, film (or analog) photography has been recognized by the professional photography community for its benefits since its heyday, and although it experienced a huge decline in popularity with the advent of digital, it has shown a righteous resurgence in recent years. Read more…

8 Ways to Make a Difference with Volunteer Photography

There is a well-known saying: “Love what you do, and you never work a day in your life.”  For professional photographers, we can imagine that, more than likely, this holds true for them.  There’s no doubt that the reason we are involved with photography, whether it be for hobby or by trade, is because it is an enjoyable activity, and we get satisfaction out of it.

Photo by Nikki A

Photo by Nikki A

But most of us aren’t content with just enjoyment in what we do; as humans, we have a deep need to improve on the world in which we inhabit, to make a difference.  We all have different ways of doing this, and photographers are no exception. Read more…

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