12-12-13 Countless Unseen Details

Someone once suggested that “Countless unseen details are often the difference between the mediocre and the magnificent.” When I teach photography, this is one of my many mantras: what helps our work rise above all of the billions of photos being taken is our close attention to details and our true understanding of what those…

04-16-12 Take A Closer Look

While I was waiting for a few of my students to take photographs of the amazing Cathedral of St. Paul, I stepped outside and took a few shots of the exterior. I had my 70-200 telephoto with me and so I focused on details. It occurs to me that what you see in this photo…

Amazing Lines

Sorry if you don’t like cathedral photos. I’m on a run of Siena Cathedral photos these days and I have one more in the next day or so. But it will be, as Rocky used to say to Bullwinkle, “something completely different.”

Duomo Siena

Here’s another photo of the Siena Cathedral and one that I adjusted with Apple’s raw image processing software called Aperture. I think it’s an amazing tool but today I decided it is especially useful to people who shoot architectural interiors in poorly lit places – such as the Duomo Siena. I won’t bore you with…

St. Paul Cathedral

I wasn’t planning to photograph the St. Paul Cathedral yesterday morning. Instead, I went off to photograph the capital building in St. Paul, Minnesota. Unfortunately, there was scaffolding all over the dome. So I took photos of the nearby Cathedral. Some of you are wondering if this photo is “real” or whether I put in…