Tag: light and color

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”

A Simple Tip to Enhance Fall Color. . .

I was on my way home from Oregon last Friday, and saw this scene.  It was a great example of showing techniques for fall color, and this is the resulting blog entry.  All three photos were processed the same way, and there is a… Continue Reading “A Simple Tip to Enhance Fall Color. . .”

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”

How do you do “That”. . .

I’ve been a photographer for years, and started with film.  I wanted to be like Art Wolfe.  I had seen his photos in National Geographic, and wanted to work for them.  I decided to become one of the best photographers in the world, and… Continue Reading “How do you do “That”. . .”

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. . .”

Color & Composition

The world around us is filled with opportunities to make photographic images.  Often, we see a photograph, yet the end result does not reflect our vision.  It’s easy to get caught-up in the moment, and forget to “see” what is actually in the picture.  The “cool” subject gets… Continue Reading “Color & Composition”

Challenging Lighting Situations & Solutions

Since photography is based on light either natural (ambient) and introduced (flash), low lighting photo opportunities gives a photographer many choices on “how to take the shot.”  Basic equipment should include a camera and tripod.  The rest is up to choices about exposure and/or… Continue Reading “Challenging Lighting Situations & Solutions”

Filters & Color

Filters can be used to enhance colors in a photograph.  They may filter out some light rays, while accentuating others.  My favorite filter is a Polarizing filter. With a polarizing filter, it cuts the “glare” from the sunlight off of the surfaces being photographed. … Continue Reading “Filters & Color”

Sitka Center Rocks!

Just taught at the Sitka Center for Arts and Ecology last weekend.  Absolutely incredible venue to teach through.  My “Of the Land, Sea & Air – A Coastal Photographic Adventure” filled months ago, and had a waiting list.  The students were great, and the… Continue Reading “Sitka Center Rocks!”

Photography Destination – John Day Painted Hills Unit

In the mountains east of Prineville, Or, the small town of Mitchell is located 15 minutes from the John Day Painted Hills Unit.  The town of Mitchell has a population of 120 people, and is located directly on Highway 26.  The Oregon Hotel offers affordable… Continue Reading “Photography Destination – John Day Painted Hills Unit”

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