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….
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.
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…
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….
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. …
Musical scales and etudes are designed to build our technique and the work will pay off later. Etudes are the medicine of music. We practice them to make us better. Photography can have its etudes as well. Any exercise designed to enhance a particular photographic skill is a “photographic etude”.
Flow and the Art of Photography. Flow is the theory of enjoyment. I’ll talk about what aspects of flow theory are probably at work when you’re really enjoying the experience of photography.