So you’ve bought that third camera lens, or maybe second camera body. You’re spending WAY too much time thinking about photo gear and planning shooting trips. You’re definitely hooked on photography–but do you have a plan to get better?
Here are some of my photographs from this past week’s photo trip to Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. Think of this as a glimpse into a photographer’s ‘sketchbook’–these are the early versions of images that might eventually make their way into my fine art work….
Here’s a look at my thought process in the course of shooting a simple still life, in this case, the first iris of this spring. Do you ‘see’ your photographs before you shoot them? Or is it all a process of discovery?
When you’re out shooting in windy and stormy weather, it can help tremendously to have a good tripod counterweight handy. Here’s an old and useful trick that works and won’t be extra weight for you to lug around…
Here are some first photographs from my current photo trip to Pawleys Island, South Carolina on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. I’m here for a week of shooting and much-needed rest. I plan to post more later this week…
Sometimes the best landscape photographs are there in tiny, up-close moments. On a late January walkabout, nothing is obvious to me in a big, overall view: it’s still a drab landscape from a distance. But forgetting about that and consciously slowing down, I start to see wonderful things up close….
The Canon G15 and Nikon Coolpix P7700 are both compact, non point-n-shoot digital cameras that offer a lot to like for the serious photo enthusiast. What follows is my hands-on, out-in-the-field comparison of these two machines, a non-technical look at how they operate and perform…
Chicago Tribune photographer Scott Strazzante has become, like many newspaper photographers, a big fan of Instagram. A social networking site that’s based around photography, he’s found Instagram to be a wonderful creative outlet for his personal passion, street photography…
I was thrilled the other day to see a wonderful piece on The New York Times’ ‘The Lens’ blog about a dire, intimidating photo assignment: a photographer having to go photograph another photographer!…
It’s been a long time coming. I’ve known for quite some time that I needed to build a home online for my fine art landscape photography. It’s just taken me till now to get it done! While there will be tweaks and tuning still to come, I’m happy to report that my fine art photography now has a home of its own!..
- Photo of the Day: ‘Heaven’s Oak, Manresa, 2012’
- How to Pack for a Photography Road Trip
- Flickr Group Critique: The sun as a photographic element
- Moonflowers at last
- Photographing Manresa
- The Moonflowers are Coming!
- How to photograph a hurricane
- Photography from a boat
- Slideshow from my Henry Hood Gallery opening
- Morning Thunder
- Red Dots: Henry Hood Gallery show is a big success!
- Photography exhibition at Henry Hood Gallery
- Framing Photographs, Fast and Furious
4/04/13 •How to make an instant photo tripod counterweight
12/20/12 •Canon G15 vs. Nikon Coolpix P7700 Camera Review
5/28/12 •Gary Fong’s Collapsible Lightsphere: A Review
4/18/13 •How to Become a Better Photographer
4/06/13 •Photographing a Simple Still Life
11/05/12 •How to Pack for a Photography Road Trip