Nov 292015
 
What did Japanese art do to photography: Part 1

What did Japanese art do to photography: Part 1 Japanese woodblock prints The Umbrella Have you ever wondered why photographers take pictures of umbrellas?  You only have to look online for a few minutes to see that umbrellas seem to make good subjects, but why?  Why are photographers so interested in making pictures with umbrellas?  [more...]

Jul 282015
 
Behind the scenes: "How to build a series" seminar

Behind the scenes: “How to build a series” seminar A\MARELLI workshops N E W  Y O R K  C I T Y The four corners of the globe This past Saturday photographers gathered at my studio for the first “How to build a series” seminar.  While they did not exactly come from the 4 corners [more...]

Jul 202015
 
Lightroom won't import ANYTHING

Lightroom won’t import ANYTHING Before the last workshops in Berlin and London, I needed to buy a new laptop, download Lightroom 6, and pray to the photo-gods that all would be well abroad.  Half way through the Berlin Workshop there was a problem.  Lightroom would not see any images when I tried to import.  I [more...]

Jul 062015
 
How to find light, when you are standing in it

How to find light, when you are standing in it K Y O T O  /  J A P A N You are the picture Would you like to grab your camera, step outside, and always find great light?  We scour the globe in search of good light.  Free from the tricks of the studio, [more...]

Feb 112015
 
When Style is a Gimmick

When Style is a Gimmick Finding your Voice A LESSON FROM ANDY WARHOL   Finding your Voice When first buying a camera, possibly the single greatest aim of every photographer is to find their own style and voice.  This will be the mark that differentiates their work from the next person’s.  A recognizable style is [more...]

Dec 082014
 
Photo Tips: How to talk to Strangers No 01

How to talk to Strangers  “The Couple” N° 01   Preface How many of us would love to photograph perfect strangers, but the idea of talking to people, let alone taking their picture, seems impossible.  This is a series that looks at situations around the world, where I have met complete strangers, taken their picture [more...]

Aug 262014
 
Natural Light Portraits

Natural Light Portraits Anytime, anywhere New York City, USA   Introduction Every morning, from the Scottish Highlands to the Cape of Good Hope, we are gifted with natural light from the sun.  From pole to pole, sunlight has a million faces.  It changes temperature and intensity like a moody king.  It is, without question, the [more...]

Jul 292014
 
A Room for Improvement Release

A Room for Improvement by Adam Marelli Artistic Vision for Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime Udemy Platform   Introduction At the beginning of the year, I got a call from Udemy, the online education platform.  They asked if I had ever thought of doing an online video program for photography.  While I would have loved to take [more...]