Deep in the Weeds

Deep in the Weeds ” Totally immersed in or preoccupied with the details or complexities (of something)” Learning how to change your perspective will help you see photo opportunities that you may have never seen before. There are times we can get stuck in a specific vision or paradigm of what something should look like,…

How Do You See?

When enjoying the Maryland Federation of Art’s 50th Birthday celebration last night at the Circle Gallery in historic Annapolis, I had the opportunity to meet some wonderful artists. Many had been creating art most of their lives and kept it going even during their major earning years while working at a corporate job. Now released…

One Subject in Many Different Ways

A wise friend recently said to me that while many photographers travel the world looking for that incredible capture, I manage to discover wonderful things close to home. It is true that where I live is a fantastic hub. Two hours west I arrive to the mountains, two hours east I can slip my toes…

Being Influenced and Inspired

To quote Mark Twain ‚ÄúThere is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but…

Creating Yourself Part 2

For a photographer, finding your inner artist can sometimes be like searching for the Holy Grail. There are some that are natural artists and have the ability to see a composition that 10 people before them would completely miss. As we travel through the journey of learning the craft of digital photography the first hurdle…

Dancing Flowers

Along with lightpad floral photography I’ve been doing recently, one thing I’ve been wanting to work on is creating a short series of ‘Dancing Flowers.’ Renowned photographer Kathleen Clemons creates amazing floral captures with her iPhone using a small lens kit from Lensbaby as well as using regular images. The editing is through either Smartphone…

My Artistic Journey

One of my everlasting life long passions is to learn. And learning photography and the art of photography and how it merges into the art world is galaxy of opportunity. It took the insightful words and inspiration of Art Wolfe in his Photography as Art Seminar which he is offering throughout the U.S.. Attending last…

Continuously Changing

The world is continuously changing. Once you think you finally understand something, it changes. We should be nimble with those changes and hopefully learn quickly without too much Sailor talk involved. Such is the world of technology and in particular the software possibilities that are being introduced for photo editing. Not only is it happening…

Seeing in a Different Way

Twice today I’ve seen a Belted Kingfisher at my dock. Twice today I’ve grabbed my Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II with 300mm f/4 Pro lens to try to sneak up on him and get his picture. Twice today, said Kingfisher saw me coming from a long way away and flew off. So I get to…

A Cedar Waxwing

This week I’ve had the special privilege of having a flock of Cedar Waxwings spend time in my garden. One afternoon I sat inside my photo blind in hopes of the flock landing on one of my water fountains. I could hear them in the tree above me zee-zee-zeeing, but when a few would drop…