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Santa Fe photography road trip

Santa Fe photography road trip

Photo road trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. The landscape that inspired Ansel Adams.

Tung tree flowers are a photographer’s delight

Tung tree flowers are a photographer’s delight

It’s raining tung tree blossoms right now in south Louisiana, a photographer’s delight. But where did these strange trees come from?

New south Louisiana photographs from The Discerning Photographer

New south Louisiana photographs from The Discerning Photographer

I’m working on some new landscape photographs from here in south Louisiana. The fall is a great time to get out and shoot and it’s almost here.

Photographing the Oregon Coast!

Photographing the Oregon Coast!

I’ve just concluded a two-week photographic safari of the Pacific Northwest. We looped up through Portland and Seattle before camping down the Oregon coast.

Katrina photos in the Louisiana Contemporary Show

Katrina photos in the Louisiana Contemporary Show

I have two Katrina photos that are currently in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Louisiana Contemporary show, a juried exhibition that comes once a year.

Nature photography right now: Winter or Spring? Which is it?

Nature photography right now: Winter or Spring? Which is it?

Nature photography close to home, right out my front dooor, actually. We’re transitioning from Winter to Spring in my Louisiana landscape.

Henry Hood Gallery opening

Henry Hood Gallery opening

Here are the images that I have up in my show with Gail Hood at the Henry Hood Gallery in Covington.

Frame building musings: Henry Hood gallery opening!

Frame building musings: Henry Hood gallery opening!

FRAME BUILDING THOUGHTS Building and finishing a big batch of frames is solitary work. There are innumerable steps involved and many, many hours in the woodshop from initial stock cutting through to final staining and finishing. I’ve been hard at work this weekend frame building all the frames that will be used in my upcoming […]

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New photo show coming in October!

New photo show coming in October!

I have a big show opening next month at the Henry Hood Gallery and now it’s a frenzy to get ready…

Katrina memories on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Katrina memories on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Another fruitful morning of shooting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast between Gulfport and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina memories are everywhere.

iPhone images: shooting what you see

iPhone images: shooting what you see

iPhone images appear before my eyes, waiting to be photographed. A reflection on how iPhone images have enriched my experience as a photographer…

Today’s photograph: Live Oak tree swings, Long Beach, Mississippi

Today’s photograph: Live Oak tree swings, Long Beach, Mississippi

Here we see the full-width post option for the first time, with another photograph from my photography road trip this past weekend…

Photography road trips

Photography road trips

Going on a photography road trip: just the sound of it is exciting and a bit mysterious, isn’t it? Here’s my journal from two photo road trips from last weekend…

Today’s Photograph: Sand dune fencing

Today’s Photograph: Sand dune fencing

Here’s a photograph from my early morning shooting trip to the Mississippi Gulf coast over this past weekend. The light was very, very soft and the fog so thick I couldn’t make out the water…

Photography as meditation

Photography as meditation

Shutter speed, aperture, and ISO: these building blocks of exposure are still in play here. But when your shutter speed is measured in minutes instead of fractions of a second, you have lots of time to think as your exposure is being made…

Today’s Photograph: Banana plant blossom

Today’s Photograph: Banana plant blossom

Understanding how to control your photograph’s background can be the difference between success and failure. This simple image of a banana plant flower is no exception…

By September 15, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Six ways to improve your landscape photography

Six ways to improve your landscape photography

Sometimes we just need to be inspired. Today is one of those days: here are some great links to material I’ve dug up online for you, all focused on landscape photography…

A Pawleys Island Photo Sketchbook

A Pawleys Island Photo Sketchbook

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….

Photo shooting trip to Pawleys Island, S.C.

Photo shooting trip to Pawleys Island, S.C.

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…

Landscape Photography Details

Landscape Photography Details

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….

A Photographer Photographing a Photographer?!

A Photographer Photographing a Photographer?!

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!…

Announcement: Andrew Boyd fine art website is up!

Announcement: Andrew Boyd fine art website is up!

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’

Photo of the Day: ‘Heaven’s Oak, Manresa, 2012’

Here’s another photograph from my trip to Manresa, the Jesuit retreat center north of New Orleans along the Great River Road of the Mississippi River. One of my current artistic projects involves the majestic live oak trees that are indigenous to this area, huge creatures that can live several hundred years…

Flickr Group Critique: The sun as a photographic element

Flickr Group Critique: The sun as a photographic element

After an extended hiatus, the Flickr Group Critique is back, thanks to member Ana Matos, who assembled this month’s batch of images. Ana has chosen photographs in which the sun is a defining element for our critique, check it out!