Tag: landscape

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”

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… Continue Reading “Winter Light & Photography”

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… Continue Reading “Sunsets and Vibrant Color”

Remember the Sky

The sky is an important composition element. When included in the photograph, it can be a solid blue or grey, have texture from clouds, or have importance (depending on how much is included). Each of these composition choices affects the “feeling” of the photograph.… Continue Reading “Remember the Sky”

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 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”

Sharing a Story in a Photographic Image

Photographs come in many different styles, such as landscape, wildlife, people, and commercial. There are many more that are not listed here. What separates a photograph from others is the clarity of the story it tells. What does the photographer share with the audience… Continue Reading “Sharing a Story in a Photographic Image”

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