London, My Colorful London

London, My Colorful London

I just returned from a flying trip to London – flying in that it was a quick trip, but flying in the more traditional sense as well. I have yet to get my husband on a cruise! I’m working on my Instagram feed this summer, so please consider following me @jennatwitsend to see all of my color pics from the trip! I’ve added an Instagram widget on the sidebar to keep you all up-to-date.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Oh, the Place You’ll Go

Weekly Photo Challenge: Oh, the Place You’ll Go

This week, the challenge is to….Photograph the Places You’ll Go

I know this challenge is a bit “out there”. How can you possibly photograph places you’ve not been to!?…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered

Weekly Photo Challenge: Weathered
This week I’ve been back home visiting family and doing a bit of storm chasing – the midwest U.S. has had some wild weather! I’ve been driving around back roads and seeing some history amongst the nature.

This week, the challenge is to….

Photograph Something Weathered

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.

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: Feathered Friends

Weekly Photo Challenge: Feathered Friends

I’ve just come in from the cold. It’s winter here and I live near the Mississippi River – prime time and place to photograph Bald Eagles. This week, the challenge is to go out and…Photograph our Feathered Friends

Exhibit in Black and White

Exhibit in Black and White

This week, I’m prepping the show so my brain is full of black and white images. I thought I’d write a bit about my B&W post-processing that is a large part of the preparation.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Wind

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Wind

GUEST POST: This week is a guest post by landscape and travel photographer Graham Fisher. The challenge this week is to: Photograph the Wind

Preparing for an Epic Trip

Preparing for an Epic Trip

I’m heading out this week for a very exciting trip. Truth be told I’m a little nervous. I’ve done a lot of traveling but this is an adventure a little outside of my comfort zone. But the trip is about photography so these are the things I’m doing right now to prepare to make great photographs on my trip.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down a Random Road

Weekly Photo Challenge: Down a Random Road

Weekly Photo Challenge: This week, the theme is to: Photograph Down a Random Road. Maybe also find some colorful fall foliage along the way. Stay safe, but challenge yourself to explore a bit. This week strike out on a different path

Weekly Photo Challenge: Things in a Row

Weekly Photo Challenge: Things in a Row

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.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows within Windows

Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows within Windows

The challenge this week isn’t just to photograph windows –
This week, the challenge is to photograph windows within windows.