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Maine coast photowalk

Maine coast photowalk

A foggy Maine coast photowalk on Deer Isle. Deer Isle is a real island off the coast of Maine.

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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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…

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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…

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!

Moonflowers at last

Moonflowers at last

Keeping vigil with our moonflower vine finally paid off with some images. The flowers only last one night—and hopefully into the early morning hours, when I can photograph—and they’re incredibly fragile. Too much wind, some rain, maybe a preceeding day that’s too hot can all ruin the blossom…

Photographing Manresa

Photographing Manresa

I had the incredible good fortune to spend this past weekend on a 3-day silent retreat at Manresa, the Jesuit retreat center along the Mississippi River north of New Orleans. Manresa is legend in these parts—a place of spirituality, beauty and tradition. This year, through the generosity of a couple of friends in my men’s cooking club in Covington, I was able to make the trek…

The Moonflowers are Coming!

The Moonflowers are Coming!

Yes, it’s moonflower time here in south Louisiana! For me as a photographer, this is a special time that I await each year: the moonflower is one of my very favorite flowers to photograph. Right up there with the calla lilly in terms of its beauty and mystery. Yes, mystery: they bloom in the late evening and stay open till the early morning, just my time of day for shooting.

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Photography from a boat

Photography from a boat

Although my boat restoration project still has a good ways to go, I reserved a morning last week to take my flat boat out into the Techefuncte River at Lake Pontchartrain. I’ve been very excited about the photographic possibilities that working from my new ‘shooting platform’ would provide for my lake work, and I wasn’t disappointed…

Slideshow from my Henry Hood Gallery opening

Slideshow from my Henry Hood Gallery opening

I’ve had several people ask me to post an online album of the images included in my Henry Hood Gallery show that’s been up this past month in Covington, Louisiana. So: here’s a slideshow of the opening…more or less. I’m missing a couple of images and decided not to wait to scrounge them up…

Morning Thunder

Morning Thunder

It woke me long before dawn, a rumble and boom off in the distance. I wasn’t sure whether a car had crashed out on the road or it was weather-related; I turned my head to better hear what might be when the second boom and a flash filled the bedroom. It was 4:30 a.m. and all was still, but off to the east a storm was rolling in…

At the Ocean’s Edge: Shoreline Photography

At the Ocean’s Edge: Shoreline Photography

I’ve had the incredible good fortune to spend the last few days in a beach house right on the Atlantic Ocean, out on the Isle of Palms along South Carolina’s barrier island coast. It’s been fantastic for the photography that I do: wet and windy, nasty weather!…

Photowalk: Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood

Photowalk: Washington, D.C.’s Capitol Hill Neighborhood

I had the chance to spend a few days in Washington, D. C. recently, up in the historic neighborhood east of the U.S. Capitol that’s known as Capitol Hill. It’s the oldest neighborhood in the city and home to 35,000 people. Perfect location for a photowalk…

Photo(s) of the Day—A Tree Frog

Photo(s) of the Day—A Tree Frog

We have tree frogs out in the woods north of Lake Pontchartrain here in south Louisiana. Since I essentially live out in what used to be woods, I have tree frogs around my house…

A Foggy Morning Full of Life and Death

A Foggy Morning Full of Life and Death

It was very foggy this morning when I stepped out the front door, the soft light suffused with a beautiful even glow. Although I had planned to get right in the car and go, the beauty in the scene made me stop, get out a camera and spend some time exploring…

January 2012 Flickr Group Critique

January 2012 Flickr Group Critique

One of my favorite things to do when I log onto the site is to check out the new images that have been uploaded to our Discerning Photographer Flickr group pool. The interests and talents of our members are so diverse…

New Photo Assignment is Posted: ‘Self Portrait’

New Photo Assignment is Posted: ‘Self Portrait’

Have you ever shot a really compelling self portrait? You can learn about yourself and your photography by attempting this oldest of artistic constructions. Well, a self portrait is what’s called for with this new photo assignment over in the Forums. Here are the details…

December Flickr Group Critique: Black and White

December Flickr Group Critique: Black and White

Black and white photography: do you practice it yourself? How do you find black and white shooting to differ from color shooting? For me, black and white is a wonderful area to explore: stripping color out of the imagery brings forth form, pattern, and the interplay of light and shadow in a way that my brain doesn’t process with color photos…

Photo Assignment #6 :  ‘Peak Action’

Photo Assignment #6 : ‘Peak Action’

There’s a new Photo Assignment posted over in the Photo Assignment Forum here at The Discerning Photographer. It’s all about the notion of ‘peak action’ and what’s entailed in capturing it. This assignment will challenge your timing, framing, understanding of your camera, and more…