Tag: Digital Photography

Choices, Exposure & Composition

The experience included hundreds of sandhill cranes flying overhead, with some landing in the field below. Their sounds waft in the air, like a light trill. Unlike ducks and geese, the cranes seem to fly without formation, and their flight is affected by wind…

The Best of 2017

These are my favorites I took in 2017. . .from the amazing Othello Sandhill Crane Festival to the Solar Eclipse on the Oregon Coast. Hope you enjoy. . .  

Winter Light & Photography

The light through the winter changes in both color and intensity. The sun drops lower on the horizon, and travels through more of the Earth’s atmosphere. This changes the colors that we and our cameras see. The photograph above is trumpeter swans in January…

Sunsets and Vibrant Color

Sunsets and color seem to go together. It’s hard to show the character of a sunset in black & white. The sun isn’t always yellow. The Earth’s atmosphere affects the color of the sun, and the colors reflected in the sky. The photo above…

The Oregon Coast in Black & White

This workshop is happening the first weekend in July (1st & 2nd) on the Oregon coast. There is some classroom time, then it’s off to photograph the amazing coastline and wildlife. Workshop description – Capture the dramatic and rugged Oregon coastline in classic and…

Swans & Geese in the Skagit & Stilliguamish Deltas

Light is everything in bird photography! The time of day will affect the number and types of birds seen in flying overhead or feeding in the farm fields. The photo above is taken at dusk, and the birds are Trumeter Swans. Both Trumpeter and…

Story Telling in Black & White

The photo above is one of my favorite story-telling black & white images. This was taken at the zoo, and I loved the wise look on the gorilla. The bonus was the child looking through the glass. A successful story-telling image gives the viewer…

Black & White

Black and white photography uses tonality, contrast, and composition to engage the viewer. It is the origins of photography, and the favorite of famous photographers such as Ansel Adams. This type of photography takes a different “eye” than its color counter part. The tonality…

Digital Photography Basics Excerpt. . .

“Ambient light is the naturally available light. Sources would be the sun, moon, or reflected light. Sunlight is the light source even on cloudy days or in the shade. Cloud cover offers soft, diffused light without harsh shadows or contrast. Ambient light can be…

Shadows, Highlights & Mid-tones

So, I’ve been missing in action the past few months, and neglected my blog! I’m back. . .at least until my next adventure that leads me away from the computer screen and the Internet. I’ve been pursuing the Light. Without light, there cannot be…

Learning Your Digital Camera can be Fun!

In the film world, photography was relatively simple for the photographer. We selected our film, shot our photos, developed the film (either ourselves or at a lab), edited the photos, and finished with a final product. We had a choice in film speed, and…

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