Tag: landscape photography

Capturing Nature’s Mood

copyright Karen Ulvestad

Each season brings different moods to our natural landscape. Winter shows us a moody vision with clouds, rain or snow, and lower light. The colors shift from bright summer colors to subdued winter shades. . .

Looking Forward into 2021

copyright Karen Ulvestad

When we look at our world, it influences our vision and photographic images. There are times when it’s easier to escape into nature, and express ourselves through the environment. After 4 years of unpredictability. . .

Looking Back on 2020

WOW! I made through 2020, but looking back I discovered. . .

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”

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 Call of Iceland

As a photographer, specific places call to my spirit to visit. Iceland calls. It calls to the very core of my being. It’s all about the birds. I’ve been watching the birds here on the Pacific Ocean shores, and it’s interesting to see their… Continue Reading “The Call of Iceland”

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… Continue Reading “The Spirit Of Place”

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”

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… Continue Reading “Sitka Workshop Went Great”

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