Weekly Photo Challenge: Simplicity

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simplicity

Weekly Photo Challenge: Simplicity

I love this challenge! I admire photographers who specialize in minimalism and follow a number of them, but it’s not necessarily something that I’m very good at seeing myself….

Lucky Light

Lucky Light

When I posted the photo above of Jackson Falls, a comment made by one of my Facebook followers struck me. Paraphrased, he said that I was so lucky to find such good light.

I wasn’t sure how to respond to his comment. Yes, in some ways I was lucky in the weather and the lighting conditions I found when I hiked down to this waterfall, but the light he’s responding to isn’t just a matter of luck….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Falling Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Falling Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Photograph Falling Water
I’m out photographing waterfalls this week. Spring’s been wet and that, in my area, leads to waterfalls. I’m out in Shawnee National Forest hiking up and down trails to find these elusive waterfalls. By which I actually mean hiking down and then UP trails – it’s the nature of waterfalls that they start “up there” and go “down there”. To photograph them, I generally have to be at the bottom. Sigh….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wheels

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wheels

Weekly Photo Challenge: Photograph Wheels
I was just photographing at a festival (Cinco de Mayo since you ask) and I have lots of ideas for future challenges that involve people, but since we just did a people challenge, let’s go for something else that caught my attention during the parade. This week the challenge is to… Photograph Wheels

Weekly Photo Challenge: People

Weekly Photo Challenge: People

Weekly Photo Challenge: Photograph People
I’m just coming off of attending Shutterfest this week.I’ll broaden this challenge to be about photographing people in general rather than specifically portraiture. This week the challenge is to…. Photograph People

Post-Procrastination Photography

Post-Procrastination Photography

The fire at Notre Dame in Paris shook the world this week. We simply can’t take for granted the beauties of our world – even if they’ve stood for generation after generation – it could be our generation that sees the destruction. It’s time to get out and visit those places that we’ve been meaning to photograph and never got around to it – those places that we think aren’t going any where – those places that we think are going to be there next week or next month or next year – those places that we think we have time for later.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

Weekly Photo Challenge:Orange
It’s a color challenge this week. I don’t do these very often, but I seem to have brought back a whole lot of orange from India and it’s got me seeing the color everywhere. This week the challenge is to…. Photograph the Color Orange

The “Whys” of Post-Processing

The “Whys” of Post-Processing

What some amateur photographers might not realize when they first get into digital photography is that nearly every image you see in the media has been altered in some way. Taking the photo is only the first step, post-processing digital photography is an art unto itself. In a class I’m teaching tonight, I’m going to talk about three main ways photographers use post-processing…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Found Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Found Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: Found Art
I was out photographing yesterday and realized that I was finding art everywhere. Sometimes, it was art that was meant to be art and sometimes it was art only because I was seeing it as art. This week’s theme is to….Photograph Found Art

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Garden

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Garden

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Garden

It’s finally spring where I live! The trees are budding and the first of the spring flowers are in bloom. The air has the smell of spring. I’ve gone out this week just to breath it in. I’m shaking off my winter photographic blahs. This week, the challenge is to go out and…Photograph In the Garden

Being Where I Am

Being Where I Am

I’ve been struggling a bit with photo-envy lately – or maybe it’s more “experience-envy” – the feeling that everyone is doing interesting things and getting better photos than I am. Even if you’re not a photographer, you may know what I’m taking about. Other people, not necessarily anyone specific but “people” in general, are leading more exciting lives. I took a drive and I set a couple of ground rules for myself: