Tag: time of day

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”

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”

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… Continue Reading “Light & Composition In The City”

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”

Selecting the Shot. . .

Spring has sprung in parts of the world, and the flowers are coming forth. Often times, locations are crowded with people when the light is best for shooting. In the Puget Sound area, spring means cherry blossoms on the University of Washington campus, the… Continue Reading “Selecting the Shot. . .”

Tips on Shooting Subjects at Night

Generally speaking, photography is the use of light to create an image. Night is without the sun, so light sources are created by humankind. The photographer uses these sources of light to create artist renditions of night scenes, fireworks, the moon, or portraits. In… Continue Reading “Tips on Shooting Subjects at Night”

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… Continue Reading “Of the Land, Sea & Air – A Coastal Photographic Adventure”

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… Continue Reading “Tips for Photographing Waterfalls”

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… Continue Reading “Stormy Weather Photography. . .”

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”

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