Many avid flower lovers get deliriously, or should I say ‘dahleriously’ giddy over dahlias. What’s not to love? Their colors, textures, lines and curves have been appreciated around the world for centuries. They’re found in pages of magazines, gardens, bridal bouquets, flower arrangements, paintings and photographs. Dahlias were originally recorded in Mexico in the early […]
We travel near and far to photograph our landscapes. We take a lot of pictures. Yet, we know that special moment when we see it. You know the ones. The big landscape views that offer that little something extra. That “wow” factor. It may pop up down the road or many miles away. Wherever that […]
Where were you the last time you had a minor (or major) meltdown over your gear? Have you missed a magic moment sunrise or sunset shoot by five minutes? What about those items that get ‘lost’ in your camera bag the moment you need them? Or, what about that time you had to leave a […]
How do you feel about social media from a photography perspective? How do you interact with your channels of choice? For most of us, our involvement in social media has happened over time. How we use and engage with others today probably looks a bit different than it did five years ago. If you’re a […]
Have you ever wondered how photographers are able to depict lights with a star effect along piers, boardwalks or a sunrise with trailing rays peering through beams? One easy way is with a star filter. The other requires a simple technique using the light, the camera and the aperture (f/stop) settings. Either way, the stars are within your reach (couldn’t resist the pun). Examples of lights that can be cast into starbursts include (but are not limited to) lighted street posts, holiday lights, leading lights on a pier or street, the sun, a candle and even a lightbulb.
Are you in a photography rut? Here are 7 indicators that you may be in a rut and 7 tips to get out of it