STOP IT!

       A quick note for those willing to take their cameras and venture out into a snow storm.  Yup, keep’em as dry as you can as snow is made up of water after all!  But many folks ask how they can get great ‘snowing’ photos.  The key is to utilize your stop action techniques from other scenarios for capturing snowflakes as they fall.  That’s...

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SHARING….

“Excuse me.  Excuse me.” “Ah, yes.” “What are you photographing in those puddles?” “I’m capturing the reflection of the lighthouse along with the lighthouse and sky….” Sharing…. I was lying face down right on the edge of a puddle at Nubble Light in York, Maine yesterday.  Then moving to a different puddle...

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CAPTURING MOMENTS….

As a photographer one is always capturing moments.  Those ‘moments’ can be a wave crashing at the beach, a bird flying overhead, a moose lifting its head out of the water, a baseball player’s hit, a tennis ball on a racket and so many more.  When photographing people though….don’t wait for them.  You can make the moment.  Get that smile,...

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THREE THINGS FOR ME ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY….

VERMONT IN FALL….as illustrated by this white barn & silo in Shaftsbury, VT. The fun part for me as a photographer is really three fold: being there, taking the photo & then processing it. In this case, I used a plug-in in Lightroom from Nik Software called Analog Efx Pro2 that does a mild job of emulating old film (in a general type of way). Then I was...

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DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT…

DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT….CHALLENGE YOURSELF TODAY…..OR TOMORROW…. JOHNSON’S POND…While out late yesterday looking for local foliage and chasing the sunset (things were hectic!) I came across a pond I’ve been by many times but never paid it much heed. It’s now on my personal list as a location to keep an eye on going forward...

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POLARIZER???

OK, what’s a polarizer for?  Do you know when to use it and when not to? Darkening blue skies to make white clouds stand out.  Ah, yeah that’s the most obvious answer.  Is that all?  Do you know when to use a polarizer?  When not to?  That’s one of the things that Don & I teach/discuss/show during our workshops.  Polarizers are NOT just for making...

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