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
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
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
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
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
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:
Because I’m a digital photographer through and through, I’ve mainly done things online. I share my photographs primarily online, I have a website where I sell my photos, I’ve written e-books. Almost everything I do with photography involves a computer. But recently, I’ve been trying a few new things with my photography. I’ve been trying to do things more organically.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Gatherings
This week I had the opportunity to do a bit of photo journalism. I’m not a photo journalist, but I need some of the same skills when I’m traveling and photographing people and events. Photographing local events helps keep me in practice. This week, the challenge is to go out and Photograph Gatherings.
Let’s talk websites this week. I spent the last week updating my website. For me, updating my website is like cleaning my bathrooms. You know, the really deep down scrubbing where you use an old toothbrush and try to get into those deep down corners, some of them very awkward to reach and easy to forget about.