Posts Tagged ‘Jordan Lake’

Photographing Things the Wrong Way

January 8, 2013 | No comments yet

There are some rules, written and unwritten, about photography. Longer focal lengths and wide apertures are for portraits, wide angles and small apertures are for landscapes. There are reasons for these rules, of course–with portraits you want to emphasize your subject and remove distraction, and with landscapes you want everything in focus and often want […]

Photographers Persist

November 27, 2012 | One comment

Also, photographers are (generally) patient. I read a great little article by Thom Hogan recently, in which he explained that landscape photographers are data collectors as much as they are photographers, and that lots of observations over days or weeks or months lead to the great photos that they create. There is always chance and […]

A Month of Monochrome: First Impressions

May 30, 2012 | No comments yet

A little over two weeks ago, I declared that for all my personal work, I would shoot in black and white exclusively. So far, I’ve kept to it, for the most part. I have over a month to go, but have already taken a number of photos in various types of monochrome. So far, I’ll […]

Homework: Photograph the Familiar

January 8, 2012 | No comments yet

Every once in awhile, whether you are a creative person or not, you hit a rut. As a photographer, sometimes I feel like I’ve photographed the same things a hundred times, have photographed all the interesting angles, found all the interesting lines and textures and light and whatever. Of course I haven’t, but I feel […]

Double Strike

September 22, 2011 | No comments yet

Think of all those times you went out to photograph, and maybe drove to a bunch of different places, but you didn’t have the right light, or the birds weren’t there, or things didn’t develop the way you wanted them to. Think of all those seemingly wasted moments when you came home without a great […]

Egrets! An Essay on How to Be Prepared and Unprepared for a Shoot

September 13, 2011 | No comments yet

Those that know me know that above all, I am a portrait shooter–I like photographing people. However, as I’ve mentioned before in this blog, when I’m not photographing people, I push myself to photograph other things–landscapes, wildlife, skateboarding, whatever. Whether the photographic results are good or bad, they always teach me something, usually useful, about […]