Tag: exposure

Backgrounds & Choices

The combination of background and available light affects the outcome of a photograph. Birds are adept at camouflage, and our cameras are great at hiding the subject. The photo above is a corn field and 7 sandhill cranes. The coloration of the cranes allows…

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…

Focus. . .

Focus is a key to a successful photograph! I mean focus on the subject and the idea behind the image. What message is the photographer trying to convey through the visual medium of photography. Beyond technique, a great photograph shares a story. Otherwise, why…

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…

A Big Thank You. . .

I decided this year to give a big Thank You for an amazing 2016. I am so grateful for all the students that enrolled in my classes / workshops, all the likes on my photos and blog, and my clients. Digital Photography BasicsĀ is my…

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…

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…

Painting With Light on the Oregon Coast

Thought I would share my latest venture. June is the time to teach on the Oregon coast at the Sitka Center for Arts & Ecology. Hope you enjoy & please share. . .Life is Good! Happy shooting. . .Karen

The Spirit Of Place

The Spirit of Place is one of my ideas or personal concepts about photography. At its core is the idea that photographs are created by the photographer through use of light, exposure, and composition. It is our personal view-point or way we translate the…

Light & Composition In The City

I seldom get the opportunity to stay in the city, and photograph all the different types of light. Composing in the city is similar to Landscape photography, but the lines are more linear and defined. I find that it give me a different perspective…

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…

Sitka Workshop Went Great

“Excellent instructor – willing to help and make accommodations for all. . .” Student comment. . . The Spirit of Place workshop I taught at the Sitka Center for Arts & Ecology went great! The students were a fantastic group of diverse individuals with…

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