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. ...

Photographing the Everyday

Photo Schoolhouse in the Rain

Recently*, a podcast that I listen to fielded a question about staying photographically motivated. The question was – and I’m paraphrasing – “Help! I’m a photographer living in boring Nebraska. What can I possibly photograph?” The podcasters gave some advice, but I think there is more to say to this photographer who, like me, lives… Continue reading Photographing the Everyday

One Lucky Shot

On the day I created this photo, I took more than 400 photos, but only one single photograph of this bridge. One shot was all it took. I was moving from one location to another to catch the setting sun behind the St. Louis Arch. The conditions weren't ideal. I was moving east over the bridge and driving (it… Continue reading One Lucky Shot

Simply Tree

I loved this photo even before I took it. What caught my eye were the strong lines in the mown grass and the minimalism of the lone tree on a hillside. But this photo is all about framing the shot. The photo hasn't been overly photoshopped, and yet the photo doesn't reflect reality. From this angle, the massive… Continue reading Simply Tree