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Photography Basics

2016-01-15 – Back up. Seriously.
2016-01-15 – Back up.  Seriously.

2016-01-15 – Back up. Seriously.

You might have noticed that I enjoy stories.  I love hearing them, and I like telling them.  Stories are often our first introduction to the concepts of adventure, courage, overcoming adversity; they fuel the imagination, help us make sense of…

2016-01-11 – Winter photography, weather or not
2016-01-11 – Winter photography, weather or not

2016-01-11 – Winter photography, weather or not

Frigid weather is no joke, either on human skin or sensitive electronics.  When the temperature drops below zero on the Fahrenheit scale, you absolutely have to take precautions if you’re going to be outside for any length of time. First off,…

2016-01-08 – Play in the snow (or with it)!
2016-01-08 – Play in the snow (or with it)!

2016-01-08 – Play in the snow (or with it)!

A second morning in a row with soft, thick, wet snow on the trees and roads!  The sights kept trying to reach out and mesmerize; the coating of thick, sticky snow outlining every branch, every twig, every blade of old…

2016-01-06 – Learn your equipment
2016-01-06 – Learn your equipment

2016-01-06 – Learn your equipment

It’s interesting, the thoughts and odd memories that can appear, seemingly randomly, on a walk in the woods by yourself. Don’t know if you’ve noticed the picture in the header on the website – probably you have; photography fans tend…

2016-01-05 – Be Early
2016-01-05 – Be Early

2016-01-05 – Be Early

Nature and landscape photography can be kind of a crapshoot at times.  With regards to sunrises in general, while increased experience will help you start identifying the kind of sunrise you’re about to see, there’s still no way to know what…

2016-01-04 – For pity’s sake, TURN AROUND
2016-01-04 – For pity’s sake, TURN AROUND

2016-01-04 – For pity’s sake, TURN AROUND

Today was far chillier than yesterday; a full eighteen degrees colder.  The snow was crunchy underfoot, clouds of vapor enveloped my head every time I exhaled, and frost formed on my hat and face mask and eyelashes as I made…

2016-01-03 – ALWAYS have the camera ready
2016-01-03 – ALWAYS have the camera ready

2016-01-03 – ALWAYS have the camera ready

  Every time you pick up a camera, you face a choice:  What are you going to take a picture of?  Me, I’ve developed (no pun intended) into a landscape photographer with leanings toward nature and astral photography. Today the…

Are you a creature of the night?
Are you a creature of the night?

Are you a creature of the night?

Everyone’s different.  One person loves to photograph animals; another finds the greatest creative satisfaction in capturing people-style memories – birthday parties, weddings, graduations.  Night photography is one of my favorites; the still silence of velvet night, punctuated by breezes that…