01-23-14 Ready To Fly

I had a version of this photo ready to go several weeks ago but I had already posted several “fall color” shots so I put the maple seed pods picture on the back burner. Last night, in a quest for a photo with rich colors to use for a class demo, I came across the…

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…

11-27-13 Curvature

So I’m indulging in my architectural detail fetish today, this time with a shot of the Utah state capitol dome. Tomorrow maybe I’ll have a turkey photo given that it is Thanksgiving here in the USA. Technical note: I don’t think many of my students see my blog and that’s probably good since I preach…

11-11-13 A Little Color

My blog has been dominated by monotones lately so I decided it was time to brighten things up a bit. These leaves were found in a small park below the state capitol building in Salt Lake City Utah. Canon 5DIII 1/80s f/3.5 ISO400 100mm [maxbutton id=”18″]

11-03-13 State House (HDR)

I won’t say much about this photo though I will suggest that this is an example of HDR (high dynamic range) photography doing what it is supposed to do: allow the camera to render the complete tonality of a scene that varies from very dark to very bright. Like yesterday’s post, I have a colored…