Tag: birds in flight

Finding Photographic Vision

It’s been an exploratory year for my photographic vision. I started shooting photography focused on sports, events, and people. There was always a landscape to photograph or an animal, so I followed my camera’s viewfinder. I filled it with images, and learned everything about… Continue Reading “Finding Photographic Vision”

September is the time for the Puget Sound Bird Fest

Every September, the Puget Sound Bird Fest is held in Edmonds at the Frances Anderson Center, and surrounding area. This year, the festival is being held Friday, September 6 through Sunday, September 8. The festival is put on by the City of Edmonds. Each… Continue Reading “September is the time for the Puget Sound Bird Fest”

The Human Side of Photography

As I am preparing for my workshop in Oregon next week (May 28-29), I am reminded about all the knowledge that goes into creating a beautiful bird and wildlife images. The camera is a view into how we “feel” at the time of taking the… Continue Reading “The Human Side of Photography”

Where to Find Migratory Birds

Bird migrations happen twice per year. In the spring, the birds are heading to their nesting grounds. Many of these areas are in the Arctic or inland from the coast. Along the shoreline, these birds are feasting on the spring bounty of food, to… Continue Reading “Where to Find Migratory Birds”

Of the Land, Sea & Air – A Coastal Photographic Adventure

  “It was perfect for all levels. It was a great combination of technique and artistry.” Susan H. We will have minus tides during this workshop, which will allow students to view and photograph tide pools, walk closer to bird nesting areas and marine… Continue Reading “Of the Land, Sea & Air – A Coastal Photographic Adventure”

A Great Blue Heron Story. . .

Great Blue Heron are a bird that survives in urban and wilderness areas. They eat frogs, small rodents, fish, crabs, and more. They nest in colonies or rookeries that can be home to a hundred or more birds. These herons are majestic in their… Continue Reading “A Great Blue Heron Story. . .”

Migratory Birds are at the Skagit Flats

Last Saturday, I spoke at the Historic Concrete Theatre with 30+ people. The presentation went well, and the participants left with a greater understanding of photographing birds. The Skagit Valley from Newhalem in the mountains to Puget Sound is filled with migratory birds this… Continue Reading “Migratory Birds are at the Skagit Flats”

Telling a Story within a Photograph

It’s relatively easy to set a camera on Auto, go to a great location, and start shooting pictures.  Becoming a photographer (serious amateur or professional) starts when there is an understanding of light, exposure, and composition.  It happens when the camera is taken off Auto,… Continue Reading “Telling a Story within a Photograph”

Sitka Center Rocks!

Just taught at the Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology last weekend.  Absolutely incredible venue to teach through.  My “Of the Land, Sea & Air – A Coastal Photographic Adventure” filled months ago, and had a waiting list.  The students were great, and the… Continue Reading “Sitka Center Rocks!”

Catching a Defining Moment. . .

Photography is the art medium that “catches” a moment in time, through the use of a camera and the photographer’s creativity/knowledge.  Correct exposure means going beyond the Auto functions of the camera, and controlling the exposure through manual, aperture priority or shutter priority.  It… Continue Reading “Catching a Defining Moment. . .”

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