It Finally Arrived!
Long wait, but I still haven’t had a chance to shoot with it yet. A few days ago I took delivery on a new camera. I’d pre-ordered it several months ago so I was getting itchy to get it in my hands. Obviously, a camera is critical to my photography business so I was quite…
The Story Behind “A Quiet Moment.”
Bird photography and the story behind one image. IN THE BEGINNING When I started photography many, many years ago, I was a bird photographer. At least, that was my intention. I loved shooting birds, especially large, colorful birds. Probably not much different than any other bird photographer. Birds are a great photography subject because they…
Why Do I Need That?
My evolution through the use of camera support systems Long ago when I was first starting out, I got advice from some experienced photographers – as all beginners do. The smart ones listen. I, on the other hand, didn’t. A few pieces of advice had to do with camera supports – tripods. I remember being…
The Story Behind “White Out” and “After the Storm”.
Not all shots are planned out and sometimes luck takes over. Another installment in the “The Story Behind . . . ” posts. As I continue to dig out from a 5 day blizzard here in the Black Hills, it reminds me of another blizzard I was in a few years back which led to the image “White Out” and a…
The Story Behind “Last Light on Ruby Beach”.
Knowing the back story of an image often adds more character to the piece; and, the stories can vary greatly. Some beautiful images may have rather bland, uninteresting stories while the story behind others is unforgettable. As photographers, we often don’t pay much attention to events leading up to a shot. We make mental notes of some of…
My Accommodations on a Shoot.
Going out on a shoot requires a lot of preparation. One of the steps in preparation is arranging a place to stay. After all, you’re not going to be there for just an afternoon. Most landscape shooting is done during the early morning hours and then again late afternoon/evening. You’re up before sunrise and don’t get…
“Be who you are and say what you feel – because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”
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