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

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: In the Garden

Weekly Photo Challenge: In the Garden It’s finally spring where I live! The trees are budding and the first of the spring flowers are in bloom. The air has the smell of spring. I’ve gone out this week just to breath it in. I’m shaking off my winter photographic blahs. This week, the challenge is to go out and...Photograph In the Garden

Being Where I Am

I’ve been struggling a bit with photo-envy lately - or maybe it’s more “experience-envy” - the feeling that everyone is doing interesting things and getting better photos than I am. Even if you’re not a photographer, you may know what I’m taking about. Other people, not necessarily anyone specific but "people" in general, are leading more exciting lives. I took a drive and I set a couple of ground rules for myself:

Photographing Organically

Because I'm a digital photographer through and through, I've mainly done things online. I share my photographs primarily online, I have a website where I sell my photos, I've written e-books. Almost everything I do with photography involves a computer. But recently, I've been trying a few new things with my photography. I've been trying to do things more organically.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gatherings

Weekly Photo Challenge: Gatherings This week I had the opportunity to do a bit of photo journalism. I'm not a photo journalist, but I need some of the same skills when I'm traveling and photographing people and events. Photographing local events helps keep me in practice. This week, the challenge is to go out and Photograph Gatherings.