Who is Tampa Photographer Steve Wilson?

Great question, and a really important question to ask when hiring a photographer. You see, even more than the photographs themselves, you are hiring the PHOTOGRAPHER. How is your experience going to be with that photographer? Is he or she going to be a calming presence on your wedding day when the maid of honor is late (it happens) or the best man makes an inappropriate remark (he wouldn’t, would he? :) ). How will he or she react when your child has a melt-down (we have them daily at my house)? Will they still get the shot?

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Great Weddings and Relaxed Portraits

I am blessed to have great customers that become great friends, as well as the other way around. I love to tell stories with my photos and write about experiences with each customer.

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What do customers have to say?

The choice of a wedding photographer is probably the most exciting but terrifying decision made during the whole planning process. This person is in charge of capturing moments which you want to remember forever. Deciding to use Steve as our wedding photographer, however, was one of the easiest and best decisions we ever made.

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Photograph Everything!

Photograph Everything!

With the instant feedback provided by digital cameras, it’s easy to experiment and be creative without wasting anything but time while learning photography these days.  It’s cheap to hit the delete button!  That’s why when people ask me how to be better photographers (not that I am the next Ansel Adams), I tell them to [...]

Posted On: November 22, 2008
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Let there be light!  Part I…

Let there be light! Part I…

Let There Be Light! Part I…
Today is the start of a series of posts (they may not be in order, I am scattered sometimes) on lighting. Everything in photography revolves around light. You may not think you care about light or types of light, but I promise that if you stay with me, you will [...]

My camera is slow as molasses!

My camera is slow as molasses!

Ug, that is what my little league coach used to always tell me right after I was thrown out at first, but I digress…
This post isn’t about damaging self esteem at an early age, it’s about the number 1 complaint I always get from people. “MY CAMERA IS SLOW!”. What’s the definition of [...]

Check Your Megapixels

Check Your Megapixels

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One of my photography instructors used to say, “if your photo sucks, blow it up bigger and put it in a nice frame”. That’s probably why they serve wine at most art shows…
Have you ordered enlargements and they looked terrible? Didn’t you just want to slap the 18 year old punk behind the counter at [...]

Cropping Photos

Cropping Photos

What the crop?
Here’s a term you never thought you would need to understand, “aspect ratio”. What the heck is aspect ratio? It’s the reason your kid’s heads were chopped off when you got your prints back. Today I’ll show you how to deal with this problem without any additional software.
Quick Explanation…
Aspect ratio is basically the [...]

Being Prepared.

Being Prepared.

You never know when a good photo opportunity is going to present itself.  I love taking photographs and Tampa and beyond. If I can choose one lens to carry with me at all times, it would be my 12 - 24mm.  The unique perspective this lens gives me allows me to stretch my creativity.  [...]

Depth of what?

Depth of what?

One of those “looks” that is just hard to achieve with a point and shoot camera is depth of field. That “look” we are referring to is what you see in most professional portraits, where the person is in focus and everything else is blurry. That’s not magic or an expensive camera, that’s depth of [...]