Archive for August, 2010

Photographers’ Light: The Magic Ingredient

Photographers’ Light: The Magic Ingredient

Light: the magic ingredient that makes our photography possible. Without light, you don’t shoot pictures. So learning to really see light in all its nuances is a fundamental key to improving as a photographer. But what is it about light that you should learn to look at?

Black and White White Linen Night

Black and White White Linen Night

I’ve been thinking a lot about black and white photography lately.
It’s what I started with: watching prints come up in a darkroom tray of developer, the images emerging like ghosts at first, then slowly taking on their true forms…

Today’s Photograph: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at Twilight

Today’s Photograph: Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at Twilight

The sunset was nice on my daily drive across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway: beautiful but typical for this time of year. I thought about stopping to shoot it from one of the crossovers but decided against it…