Archive for January, 2011

Today’s Photograph January 31, 2011

Today’s Photograph January 31, 2011

Sometimes the old adage about ‘you have to get up early in the morning’ really is true, and in this case, an early start and a bit of luck yielded a ‘keeper’ photograph…

Landscape Photographers: Sources for Inspiration

Landscape Photographers: Sources for Inspiration

So where do you look for help when you’ve hit a photographic brick wall? ‘Photographer’s block’ has set in, where do you turn? For the landscape work I’m doing, here’s a short list of some of my favorite contemporary shooters…

The Importance of Cropping

The Importance of Cropping

Image cropping can become an important part of your creative decision-making process, if you’re willing to put in the time and do the work. Here’s a case study of one image and how I ended up cropping it, and why…

Flickr Group Critique: January 2011

Flickr Group Critique: January 2011

Back in college a million years ago, an art photography prof of mine insisted we each submit a photo each week for a group critique. This could be a painful experience but a growth experience as well…

Vivian Maier, Street Photographer

Vivian Maier, Street Photographer

You’ve heard those stories about artists who spend their entire lives in obscurity, only to be ‘discovered’ after death. Well, here’s another one of those stories. Vivian Maier photographed on Chicago’s streets for almost half a century and is only now becoming known…

DSLR Camera Review: Nikon D7000 vs. Canon 60D

DSLR Camera Review: Nikon D7000 vs. Canon 60D

Time for another head-to-head DSLR comparison: the Nikon D7000 vs. the Canon 60D. If you’re in the market for a feature-packed camera and can spend around a thousand bucks, one of these may be for you…

Photography by Moonlight

Photography by Moonlight

Who says you have to quit shooting when the sun goes down? Below are some tips for exciting photography AFTER the sun is long gone. Let’s call it ‘moonlit shooting.’…

Weekend Photography Links January 15, 2011

Weekend Photography Links January 15, 2011

I always learn something when I assemble one of these lists and this one was no exception. Check out this collection and I promise you’ll learn something too..

Quick Tip: Why You Need to Photograph in the Rain

Quick Tip: Why You Need to Photograph in the Rain

I was out shooting in a stiff, cold sprinkle last night as a cold front blew in right at dusk and found myself thinking about what it takes to get the photographs we want when it’s raining…

Photographic (New Year’s) Resolutions: A look back, a look ahead

Photographic (New Year’s) Resolutions: A look back, a look ahead

I started last year with a list of photographic ‘New Year’s resolutions,’ and it proved very useful during the course of the unfolding year. I thought in the interest of full disclosure, I’d look back and see how I did, before looking forward to 2011…

Shooting in the Rain and Fog

Shooting in the Rain and Fog

Photography today in the rain and fog: fantastic! I found myself thinking about the post I wrote some time back about how to photograph in the rain, because that was definitely what I was doing today…