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Why do I write this Blog? To Help Others Become Better Photographers

Thank you for visiting my blog.

In these posts are 20 years of passion and skill. I’ve been active in photojournalism and weddings since my first real photo job in 1992 at the Cleveland Daily Banner.

With this, my hope is to help you become a better photographer and capture the images you want. Sign up for email updates and newsletter dispatches for new blog posts in the future so I can help you with your photographic journey by helping you become a better photographer.

One of my most profound experiences in teaching came when I was adjunct professor teaching the photography course “Introduction to Photojournalism” at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colo. for their Professional Photography program.

One student said I helped them become better by thinking more behind the camera.

While there, I learned how much I love to teach. I loved seeing the faces of students light up when they realize that it’s not that difficult, or when they understand a concept better. That moment when their eyes brighten when they realize they can do this.

It is my goal with this column/blog to help others become better photographers. So feel free to ask questions. Feel free to comment. Feel free to share.

As I now live in Bellingham, Wash., with my wife Heidi, I am also available for editorial assignments, photojournalism style weddings, and portraits. I also have an offering of various workshops to help you become a better photographer. Why leave all the fun to the pros? Make your holidays and family gatherings more memorable with good photography.

These workshops start with the basics about learning your camera, what f/stops are, effects of focal length, photo walks to help you learn and practice, and introduction to file management, Lightroom, and Photoshop. There are intermediate lessons on improving your composition, getting exposure correct, and using on-camera flash. And some of my advanced workshops such as portable lighting using strobes, night photography, and advanced post-processing techniques in Lightroom or Photoshop.

For more information on workshops or with any general question, Fill Out My Contact Form.

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Thank you.

Paul “pablo” Conrad

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Paul Conrad is an award-winning photographer living in Bellingham north of Seattle, WA, in the Pacific Northwest. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines throughout the United States and in Europe. He is available for assignments anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. Although his specialty is photojournalism covering news, sports, and editorial portraits, he also is skilled in family portraiture, high school senior portraits, and weddings.

His clients include Getty Images, Wire Image, AirBnB, The Bellingham Herald, and many local business in Whatcom County. Previous clients are Associated Press, the New York Times, L.A. Times, Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and many others.

All images are © Paul Conrad. For commercial and editorial use, contact me with my contact form, or via email here.

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  1. Paul,
    This is really great info. I shared your blog on my FB pages. I have never read anything about speedlights that ever made me want to drop what I was doing and shoot, until today. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for the kind remarks!!!

      What do you mean by “better luminosity?”

      Do you mean make the image brighter? If so, just add a stop of light. Make sure you read the meter and get close to the recommended exposure.

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