Sometimes a notion

Sometimes a notion

In each photographer the spark of creativity is vitally different, each expression unique. Inspiration can come in many shapes and forms. A bug, a face, a landscape, flowing water or flowers can inspire you to pause and think, “yes, this is the time to make an image.”...

Celebrate inspiration

Someone asked me once, “What inspires you to make an image, to get out of the house and go photographing, to think photographically?” The resulting images did not have to be art, but, of course that is a nice result. What is important is that the image was made, the...

Once upon a time

When you photograph your family, you are creating so much more than simple snapshots. You are creating a window in time for those who come after. You are creating a visual history of your family. Your images tell a story. By now, I’m certain that you have...

Confused to confident: Choosing a new camera

You are very confused. You’ve taken a quick tour of the big electronics stores checking out the bewildering array of digital cameras and now what? Which one? This is an important decision. After all a digital camera is really a complex computer with a lens and the...

Icons: Keys to understanding

In learning how to become proficient with your digital camera’s capabilities, you need to be able to decipher the cryptic icons that are on the camera and in the menu. Those tiny icons are the keys to a wealth of information about the functions and features of...

Light to illuminate, shadow to shape

Now that you are getting to know your camera, we would like to talk about light and shadow. For without those two elements, we don’t really have anything to see or shoot. Well, “duh” you’re thinking, but hang on. Let’s dissect the phrase above. Light to...