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

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….

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: 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….

Photo Etudes: The e-Book

Photo Etudes: The e-Book

I returned to the idea of a Photographic Etude this week and compiled an e-book focusing attention on the photographic techniques of composition, focus, light, and motion. To get e-book, Subscribe to PhotoYoga Newsletter

Characteristics of Zen Post-Processing

Characteristics of Zen Post-Processing

Characteristics of Zen Post-Some of my fellow photographers find post-processing a challenging and stressful experience. I decided to return to the 9 Characteristics of Zen Photography and see if they could apply…

4 Tips for Minimizing Photo Envy

4 Tips for Minimizing Photo Envy

I was participating in a mentoring class this week and another participant wrote a comment that just broke my heart because I completely understand the feeling and remember not too long in the past feeling exactly the same way…

Let’s (Not) Talk Gear

Let’s (Not) Talk Gear

The question on the table is: What gear do you need? Really need? Anyone familiar with PhotoYoga knows that this site is not much interested in the gear – this could almost be the “anti-gear” photography website. I’m not saying there isn’t a time to talk toolbox, it can just take over the conversation. …