Archive for September, 2011

Anyone Interested in Assignments and Photography Forums?

Anyone Interested in Assignments and Photography Forums?

I’ve been asked by several Discerning Photographer participants whether I would consider adding some type of ‘photography assignments’ feature to the mix of material posted here on the site. The idea was immediately attractive, since my principle goal with The Discerning Photographer has always been educating/teaching/demystifying the world of photography…

The Camera as Time Machine

The Camera as Time Machine

How do you experience time? Is it always speeding by you minute-by-minute, one detail at a time, always just out of your grasp? Do you make lists or use an organizer to try and get control over your time? Do you feel like time (and your life) is speeding by you, out of control?…

By September 27, 2011 4 Comments Read More →
The Three Building Blocks of Photography

The Three Building Blocks of Photography

All photographs, whether shot with an old film camera or the latest DSLR, are built using the same three components: ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Do you understand these three building blocks of photography, and how they relate? Below we’ll examine the ‘magic three’ and how to properly control them in your shooting…

By September 19, 2011 7 Comments Read More →
Late Summer Surprise

Late Summer Surprise

Sometimes a photowalk/stroll can bring the most unexpected rewards. Today while cruising our yard in the late evening light, I came upon a minor miracle: a gardenia blossom in its prime, months after the rest of the blooms were long past…

By September 12, 2011 5 Comments Read More →
August 2011 Flickr Group Critique

August 2011 Flickr Group Critique

Each month we use one post to look at some of the photographs submitted to The Discerning Photographer’s Group Pool at Flickr. The goal is to provide the photographers with some feedback that goes beyond the usual Flickr ‘Great capture!’, providing the chosen shooters with a bit of constructive criticism…

Magic Light

Magic Light

Early morning light has magical qualities that simply enchant me, getting me up out of bed in the dark day after day. It’s full of surprises too, as the story of this image makes clear…