Tag: Learning

Black & White Photography Tips

Black and white photography relies on the tonal quality of the colors in the scene. The way the photographer “sees” the image changes. Without the reliance on color, the photograph relies on whites, blacks, and gray tones. The human eye sees about 16 million…

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…

Familiar Subjects – New Perspective

The migratory trumpeter and tundra swans are a familiar subject to me and my camera. Often, they stay at a distance to areas that they can be photographed from. The limitations become equipment and the cost of these longer lenses. Today, I tested out…

Thank You!

I wanted to say “Thank you” to all the people who attended my lecture and participated in the photo field trip! You were all amazing people, and it was great to meet you. Pictures from the festival are coming soon. . .

Skagit Eagle Festival 2018

It’s this weekend! I’ll be speaking Saturday, January 27th at 11 am in Concrete, WA. “Creating Magical Moments With Bird Photography” at the Concrete Historical Theater   Happy Shooting. . .Karen

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…

It’s All About the Light. . .

Photography is possible because of Light. Without light, the image is black. With too much light, the photo is white. How do we control this light? It is controlled through exposure. Exposure = ISO + Aperture + Shutter Speed It is the photographer along…

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…

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….

Architecture & Gardens. . .

Architecture lends itself to both color and black & white photographic images. Often times, it becomes a composition of lines, shapes, and color / tone. The photograph above shows a modern building with the reflection of historic architecture. The old and the new sit…

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…

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