Tag: outdoors

Autumn is Coming!

The colors in Autumn are either amazing or subtle in the Pacific Northwest. After a long hot summer, the weather is turning to rain, cooler temperatures, and the days seem darker. The reds, yellows, and golds are beginning to peek through, and shine on…

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…

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

This is one of the best birding festivals! It is located in the heart of eastern Washington, the programming is amazing, and it is during the height of the Sandhill Crane migration through the area. Celebrate Birds Through Photography March 24th, 2018 at 9…

Tribute to Snow Geese. . .

The Best of 2017

These are my favorites I took in 2017. . .from the amazing Othello Sandhill Crane Festival to the Solar Eclipse on the Oregon Coast. Hope you enjoy. . .  

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…

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…

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….

Sandhill Cranes and More in Othello

I spoke this past Saturday at the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival in Othello, WA. It was an amazing experience! The room was filled at 9 am for my presentation┬áCelebrate Birds Through Photography. This festival is incredible in both its size and number of speakers/tours….

Spirit of Place

I cannot teach this workshop often enough! This is the core of a successful photography. The idea is to “capture” the subject’s essence in the 2 dimensional image of a photograph. . .to “tell” a story about the subject. With people, it is often…

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…

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…

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