Weekly Photo Challenge: Interesting Light

Weekly Photo Challenge: Interesting Light

This week’s photo challenge is a lighting etude. Photograph Interesting Light.
Sometimes photographers look for a subject first – what we’re going to photograph – and forget to look for the light. Light is the medium of photographers – it is what we use to create photographs. Being able to see and use light is fundamental to photography….

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

A Highway Runs Through It: Driving I-70

A Highway Runs Through It: Driving I-70

In this post, I’ll review some of my favorite stops along I-70, but I also hope to inspire those of you making long road trips this summer to stop, detour, and generally enjoy the ride – Making the journey part of the destination.

A Day at the Museum

A Day at the Museum

Visiting museums is often a part of the tourist experience – even if I’m only traveling down the road a bit. This article is about photographing in museums and other artistic spaces – making photographic art from the art of others.

Light, Light, Light

Light, Light, Light

It’s no accident that most of the epic photos are taken around sunrise or sunset. It’s not just the colors of the sky, but the angle of the light. Shadows are enhanced. I listen to the Improve Photography podcasts a lot and I want to acknowledge how influential Nick Page has been in my understanding […]

Santorini Weathered Door

Photo taken Santorini, Greece 2014 This photo combines my love of taking photos of doors and windows and my obsession for capturing human architecture being dissolved back into nature. This particular structure is located on the old port in Thira, Santorini – right next to the waves of the Aegean Sea. This is not one of those beautiful […]

Santorini Windmill

Photo taken in Oia, Santorini 2014 It’s hard to go wrong taking photos in Santorini. The camera just loves all the Grecian blues and whites. Shadows were hard to find on this bright sunny day, but I found a few. The windmill may not be a typical choice for the Santorini scene, but it towered […]

Wagon wheel in Shadow

Photo taken at train station in Independence, Iowa 2003 I’m not usually a fan of a western scene, but as the sun sunk low in the sky, the iron wheel created such wonderful shadows on the concrete.