Tag: lighting

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…

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…

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

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…

Finding Photographic Vision

It’s been an exploratory year for my photographic vision. I started shooting photography focused on sports, events, and people. There was always a landscape to photograph or an animal, so I followed my camera’s viewfinder. I filled it with images, and learned everything about…

Of the Land, Sea & Air – A Coastal Photographic Adventure

  “It was perfect for all levels. It was a great combination of technique and artistry.” Susan H. We will have minus tides during this workshop, which will allow students to view and photograph tide pools, walk closer to bird nesting areas and marine…

Tips for Photographing Waterfalls

From trickles of water to roaring flood-stage torrents, waterfalls are an ever-changing photographic subject. Their structure changes slowly over time, but the water falls differently every second. If one took 10 photographs in a row¬†of the same waterfall, each would look different. Below is…

Photographing Winter

Winter is a magical time to photograph the natural world. The world is changed with the white of snow or frost. Trees become dormant for the season, and visually become lines in the composition. The temperatures drop below freezing, and it is a different…

Skagit Eagle Festival

The Skagit Eagle Festival takes place during the month of January. The event had many speakers, Native American events, float trips, and more. I will be speaking at the Concrete Theatre on January 19th from 12 pm to 1 pm, on photographing eagles and…

Stormy Weather Photography. . .

Late fall and winter weather is happening in the northern hemisphere, and it presents different photography challenges. The weather plays an important part at this time of the year. It is more likely to be windy, stormy, rainy, foggy or snowy at our outdoor…

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