Nov 242015
Watch this if you want to be a photographer: The Photographer's Tool Box

The Photographer’s Tool Box N O W  O N  Y o u T u b e How can you distill 15 years worth of photography into ten minutes?  Watch The Photographer’s Tool Box on YouTube and discover the road map that took me years to learn. The Photographer’s Tool Box are 10 simple to use [more...]

Nov 232015
One on One photo session in Central Park

Back in New York City BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE ONE ON ONE SESSIONS For the last few weeks everything has started with a bow, been eaten with chopsticks, and ended with more bows.  The trip to Japan was, once again, a brilliant time.  The shoots from the workshops will be coming out over the [more...]

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Oct 192015
Photographer at Large: Michael Thiaener, A shift in perspective

Architecture, Purpose and Interaction Note from Adam: Anyone who reads the blog regularly knows that I am a huge advocate of mentors.  I’m not talking about slavish devotion or fan-boy admiration of someone.  That won’t do anything for your photography.  Mentorship is about working together to achieve your new goals, not just reinforcing the success [more...]

Oct 162015
A\M Workshop Alumni Success Story: Harald Claessen

Photography fulfills many roles for each of us.  It can be a way to unwind from work, a creative outlet for a spirit we always knew we had, or an excuse to spend idiotic amounts of time comparing tools that all basically do the same thing.  Regardless of your goals, the thing we all have [more...]

Sep 142015
Hidden Churches of Matera

Hidden Churches Le Chiese Rupestri M A T E R A  /  I T A L Y Escape from the Ottoman Empire What would the major religions of the world be if they were not at odds with each other?  We might not recognize them if all of a sudden they decided to get along.  [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...]