Archive for June, 2011

Early Morning, After Dark: a photo exhibition

Early Morning, After Dark: a photo exhibition

I have some more good news from the art photography side of my life: two of my photographs were selected for inclusion in the ‘Early Morning, After Dark’ exhibition opening today (June 24th) at the Minneapolis (Mpls) Photo Center in Minneapolis, MN…

The Photo Equipment I Use in 2011

The Photo Equipment I Use in 2011

Back when I first began writing The Discerning Photographer, one of the first posts I published was about the photo equipment I use on a daily basis. Well, that was then, and this is now: some of the gear is the same, but enough of it has changed that I thought it might be interesting to see what’s now in the bag…

May 2011 Flickr Group Critique

May 2011 Flickr Group Critique

I have an interesting group of images chosen from the May submissions to The Discerning Photographer’s Flickr group pool. We might nickname this our ‘Landscape and Nature’ group, since all but two of the images are out in the natural world, and the two images that aren’t evoke organic shapes in their compositions as well. Let’s get started!

Turning on a dime

Turning on a dime

I was out shooting yesterday morning before dawn, working the early ebb and flow of a low tide on Lake Pontchartrain in the hour before the sun would come up. Long exposures, tripod, electronic cable release and flashlight. I was comfortable and happy as I worked through the compositions that I was encountering…

Smartphone Photography Tips

Smartphone Photography Tips

It’s the camera we have with us the most, isn’t it? So we might as well learn to use it as well as possible. That thing in your pocket can shoot an occasional decent photo, as long as you pay attention to a few details…