Tag: dynamic colors

Creating a Photographic Story

A photograph is the reflection of the photographer at the time the image is created. It reflects our mood, vision, and emotional state. The way the light is captured in the image, then post processed reveals the story hidden in the photograph. It is… Continue Reading “Creating a Photographic Story”

Photo Walks Are A Hands-on Way To Learn Photography

Sunsets and Photo Walks seem to go together. It is a great way to learn exposure, while photographing a sunset. Exposure affects the colors in the sunset, whether or not a foreground object becomes a silhouette, or simply how to prevent the flash from… Continue Reading “Photo Walks Are A Hands-on Way To Learn Photography”

Photography is Painting with Light

    Light is everything when it comes to photography. These three photographs were taken on the same evening. To the east towards the coastal mountain range, the weather was thunder and lightning. Along the coast, the clouds created a dramatic sky for the… Continue Reading “Photography is Painting with Light”

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”

Tips for Photographing Waterfalls

From trickles of water to roaring flood-stage torrents, waterfalls are an ever-changing photographic subject. Their structure changes slowly over time, but the water falls differently every second. If one took 10 photographs in a row of the same waterfall, each would look different. Below is… Continue Reading “Tips for Photographing Waterfalls”

Fall colors at western Oregon vineyards

I love the wineries and vineyards in Northwestern Oregon at this time of the year. The vineyards turn beautiful colors, and the old farm houses stand-out against all the color. This is my latest article about northern Oregon. Please check it out. . .hope… Continue Reading “Fall colors at western Oregon vineyards”

Creating a Sense of Depth in a Photograph

Landscape or cityscape photography depends on a sense of depth in the photograph.  The idea is to show the details in the landscape, while telling a story about the place.  Composition goes “hand-in-hand” with exposure of wild places, or structured cityscapes.  This type of… Continue Reading “Creating a Sense of Depth in a Photograph”

Fall colors in the Cascade mountains

The fall colors east of the Cascades are reaching their peak color. . . For the complete story, visit Fall colors in the Cascade mountains.

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”

Photographing Fall Colors. . .

One of my favorite times of the year for photography is coming up.  In the fall, the leaves on the trees turn vibrant yellows, oranges, reds and sometimes purple.  Each region has its own timing for the fall foliage.  Ours is anytime between late… Continue Reading “Photographing Fall Colors. . .”

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