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. ...

To Compete or Not to Compete: A Photographer’s Dilemma

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.

All Beach: Colorado Sand Dunes

Photo Dunes in Abstract

It’s summer and I’ve made a trip to Colorado to visit family. Colorado is nothing if it’s not varied. There are the aspens and sweeping mountain views, but Colorado is also the southwest (the hint is in the name: Color-Red). There are flat plains (the Kansas part of Colorado) and desert – which is where I was heading.
This trip, I was in the mood for some desert sand dunes.

A Highway Runs Through It: Driving I-70

Photo Sun Peaks Through

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.

Water, Water Everywhere…

Photo Nature Up-Close

The folks over at The Daily Post have set LIQUID as this week's photo challenge. Water is a basic element of life and even though I don't live by the sea, water is everywhere. It's in the smallest dewdrops....   ...And in vast oceans. Water can be calm and tranquil... ...or a turbulent force of… Continue reading Water, Water Everywhere…

Creating WOW Sunset Photos

Photo Lake 33

The light and color in the sky at sunrise and sunset can add a lot to your travel shots. In this post, I’ll talk about what goes into making that great sunrise or sunset photo – the type of photos that people love to like!

In this post, I’ll talk about the “wheres”, “whens”, and “hows” of taking quality sunrise and sunset photos.

My Place: From an Itinerant Photographer

Photo Tower Bridge Sunset

This week over on The Daily Post, the photo prompt is Place in the World. Could a travel photography blogger ask for a better prompt!!?? But this is a deceptively difficult prompt. Do I choose the place that I'm from? The sweeping plains of the midwest United States with the vast skies and minimalist landscape? This is the place… Continue reading My Place: From an Itinerant Photographer

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