We are fortunate to have the ability to take a photograph almost as easily as blinking our eyes. Most people have a cell phone, a point-and-shoot camera, or a more sophisticated camera to use to take award-winning photographs. But why are the photos not always spectacular? Photojournalist Rick Kozak shares 40 years of tips and insights about lighting, composition, color, subject, and more. Learn techniques to make your photographs spectacular.

Rick Kozak, national award-winning photojournalist, spent more than 30 years covering politics, sports, national events, and wars in Africa, Central America, Afghanistan, and Iraq. He has worked for major news outlets such as The Washington Times, Time Magazine, US News & World Report, Smithsonian Magazine, and Science Magazine.