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

Weekly Photo Challenge: Something that Doesn’t Belong

Weekly Photo Challenge: Something that Doesn’t Belong

This week is one of those odd-ball challenges: Photograph Something that Doesn’t Belong

I think I’m tapping back into my childhood and remembering a bit from the children’s show Sesame Street where they show a series of objects and challenges the children to find the thing that doesn’t belong. I can even hear the song in my head “One of this things doesn’t belong..

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.

India Travelogue: Kochi and Alleppey

India Travelogue: Kochi and Alleppey

This is the final installment of my travelogue to India. The final leg of our journey in India took us south to Kerala for a bit of a beach holiday.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eyes

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eyes

This week’s photo challenge is a focus etude — Photograph Eyes. One exercise in the Focus section of my book 32 Photo Etudes is to focus on eyes. Whether you like to photograph people or animals, capturing the eyes are key. Our eyes go directly to any eyes in a photo, so it’s important to practice getting a sharp focus where it counts.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sequences

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sequences

This week’s challenge is to: Photograph Sequences. Sequences set up a story with a beginning, middle and end. This challenge is perfect for showing how to do something – everything from cooking a recipe to creating a piece of art to changing a diaper (I dare you! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Balance

Weekly Photo Challenge: Balance

This week, the theme is to:
 
Photograph Balance
This week’s challenge is an opportunity to look for balance in your life. This balance can be symbolic or actual balance. The cairns are really both. Stones literally balanced on top of each other, but also a symbol of balance in my life.

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Color Red

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Color Red

Weekly Photo Challenge: The Color Red
Whether you focus on nature, architecture, or street, I hope I have you seeing red this week!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Four-legged Friends

Weekly Photo Challenge: Four-legged Friends

I just returned from a week of photographing wild* horses in Missouri Ozarks – yes, there are! – so as I was standing in a field for four hours yesterday I decided that this week the theme is to:

Photograph Four-legged Friends

It doesn’t matter if you’re photographing domestically or in the wild….

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life
I’d like to introduce you to a symbol that changed my life and forms the basis of my life’s philosophy. The symbol is that of a cairn. I’ve gathered my thoughts together as an ebook

Weekly Photo Challenge: Drops of Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Drops of Water

Weekly Photo Challenge: Drops of Water

It’s raining as I write making this week’s challenge particularly apt.

This week, the theme is to:
 
Photograph Drops of Water

As I look out the window, there are drops of water dripping from the leaves which are just turning color for the autumn. If I’m lucky, the sun will come out soon and I’ll get a little sparkle

Zen Photography & Self Acceptance

Zen Photography & Self Acceptance

Zen photographers accept where they are in their own vision and skill. Though always seeking improvement, they check their desire to compare themselves with other photographers and envy other photographers’ successes. Zen photographers work within themselves to create the best possible photographs they can. They acknowledge and accept natural human insecurities and negative desires, then refocus their energies on creating compelling photographs.