FacebookTwitter

3 Ways To Make 2013 Picture Perfect

By

Carpe Annum! Yes, Seize the YEAR – this year! 2013 is your year to Enhance your photographic eye Expand your photographic skills Engage the world around you I would like you to join me this year as we embrace Carpe Annum Photographically. The beginning of each month, there will be a post here for you to help achieve this goal.  Let’s get started! Carpe Annum! – January 2013 First things first…making a commitment to yourself to work on your art.  There are three steps to do, which don’t take much time, but will make a world of difference 365 days from now.  Schedule time on your calendar to TAKE pictures and GO SHOOT for the year  Schedule time on your calendar to REVIEW your  images after each shoot  Make a list of things/places/people/themes to shoot The first one is obvious, you need to make time to take pictures.  The second one is just as important, ok maybe...

1,2,3, – Shoot

By

Photo Quest – 1, 2, 3 – Shoot I found myself saying -“I can’t get great photographs because I can’t travel to great exotic locations every week.”  And I have to keep telling myself, you can take great pictures anywhere. You really can.  I developed this quest to help me improve my photographic eye, practice taking great images anywhere and to shoot even when I can’t get to any great exotic locations.  I would like to share this secret with you and know the more you do this quest, the more you improve.  The image below was from a 1-2-3 Shoot I did one winter.  I like the way the snow is on just part of leaves, what do you think.  Let me know. The Quest How it works  – you walk out of your door and take 3 steps.  Little or big steps, but only three. On the third step you stop. You can pivot around on one foot 360 degrees, but you...

Thank You

By

“Thank You”  – two words that everyone loves to hear.  So much so we had an official holiday for it yesterday in the US. So today after all the food, fun and family has started to fade, may the “thank you”  you heard never fade from your memory. Photo Quest Introducing a new feature at here for you – Photo Quest!  A Photo Quest Post will be posted each week starting next week on Thursday.  “What’s a Photo Quest”, you ask?  It is an idea, an item or an inspiration to grab your camera and create an image.  Feel free to post a link to your image below the post if you want to share. Thank You  – Photo Quest I thought why wait to next week, let’s start our first Photo Quest today! It will be (insert drum roll) – “Thank You”.  Ideas to approach this quest include but is not limited to the following ideas:...

Cotton Fields

By

Cotton Field In Bloom   I was driving around Georgia this week and drove pass several cotton fields which still had their cotton balls.  I would say that the timing was a bit pass peak since only about 25 % of the fields still had cotton.  I would suggest if you are looking to get images of cotton, I would go a week or two earlier.  With that said there were several fields available for pictures.  The images below are with my iPhone.  I was traveling camera-less.  (I know, I know – I should never do that.  But I had the camera BUT the battery was at home still on the charger. D’oh)     The cotton balls were very soft fiber with small seeds inside.  I was surprised by how soft the fiber felt. The pod was brown in color, which seem to split open on four sides reveling the cotton fiber balls.  It looked like 4 balls to a pod.   Image Planning Image ideas – whole field,...

Thank You For Serving

By

Thank You For Serving Many thanks to those who have severed in our military and their families. Yesterday was Veterans Day in the US.  Monday is a day off for many in honor of those who have severed.  The image above is from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC take a few years back. Photo Idea Some thoughts for images and photo outings to honor those who have severed in our military.  Images of the Veteran Memorials, which for the holiday will have flowers or ribbons that they don’t have normally. Veterans themselves and with their families.  Images of their uniform. What images will you capture today to honor the bravery of those who have severed?  Please share your ideas with me and many thanks again for those who have...

No Regrets….

By

When you are out with your camera, you will never regret the picture you take.  So click that button, who knows it might become one of your favorites.  The image below was taken after I put my camera back in the bag and was walking away.  I turned around, took the camera and clicked the button.  It is now one of my favorites. Has this happened to you?  What was the picture?        

Election 2012

By

Time has come for the Election ads to end, the polling phone calls to stop, and for voting to start.  Head out to the voting booth and pick your favorite candidate.  Don’t forget your camera, capture some of those moments that represented this election to you. What are those moments?  I would love to see what your captured.    

After The Storm

By

Hurricane Sandy has left a wake of changed lives, damage homes and business in the Tri-state area.  If you are looking for a way to help those hurt, please click on the link to the American Red Cross.   The rest of the world might be getting back to their normal routine, for those hit hardest by Sandy a new normal is starting.  This is a normal no one would ask for or want.  Keep them in your thoughts.  ...