I started a new project this week - or rather I realized this week that I had already started a new project. The goal is to increase the visibility of my photography and find my audience. I call the project "100 'No's".
This week, the theme is to:
Photograph Things in a Row
This week, the theme is to photograph things in a row.
Once you start looking, you’ll see rows everywhere. Think chains, trains, and lines.
Explore rows of seats in a theatre, rows of people waiting for a show, rows of flowers waiting to be picked, rows of flags honoring veterans.
The light and color in the sky at sunrise and sunset can add a lot to your travel shots. In this post, I’ll talk about what goes into making that great sunrise or sunset photo – the type of photos that people love to like!
In this post, I’ll talk about the “wheres”, “whens”, and “hows” of taking quality sunrise and sunset photos.
Recently*, a podcast that I listen to fielded a question about staying photographically motivated. The question was – and I’m paraphrasing – “Help! I’m a photographer living in boring Nebraska. What can I possibly photograph?” The podcasters gave some advice, but I think there is more to say to this photographer who, like me, lives… Continue reading Photographing the Everyday
Competitions have upsides and downsides so it’s important to try for a personal balance.
I originally published the gist of this post about competitions back in March of 2017 on my old blog.
I have much more experience with competitions, now. I’ve been participating in my local camera club and their weekly competitions as well as a number of local and regional competitions. Sometimes I win, sometimes I don’t. That’s the way it goes with competitions. I’ve had my share of award winning photographs so I can’t complain – or maybe I can and I will.
I'm revisiting my thoughts a year later I find that by and large my views have changed very little in the intervening year. So, let’s talk about some of the upsides and downsides of photography competitions.
I sometimes travel alone, but often I'm with family or friends. Traveling is generally more fun with other people, there is a community and a sense of sharing that heightens the experience. But there are compromises that need to be made as a photographer traveling with others – especially others who are not photographers. In this article, I’ll explore some ideas on how I balance social traveling with my travel photography.
I specialize in Travel Photography, which means being a proficient landscape photographer as well being able to photograph cityscapes, architecture, and people on the street. I went to Cuba specifically to focus on improving my street photography. In this article, I’ll talk a bit about how to improve your street photography, specifically focusing on composition,… Continue reading Street Photography Meets Travel: Composition Cuba
It's always hard to choose just 10 photos that represent a year's work, but that's precisely why I do it! Each year, I look critically at a year's worth of photos, roughly 1200 published photos - ! it's been a busy year - and decide on the best of the best. This year, I created… Continue reading Top Ten for 2017