Category: Landscape

Close Up Photography Through Cropping

Decades ago,  in the days of film and prints,   I owned a macro lens. Today, I practice Digital Close Up Photography Or, close up photography through cropping. While I still have a few legacy close up shots that I scanned from old prints,  and a few I still shoot...

30 Second Photo Shoot Perfection

A Blah Series Of Photos Until The End Of The Walk, Terminating,  In The Last 30 Seconds In Photo Shoot Perfection After a lovely walk in the San Joaquin  Audubon in Irvine California, with a series of okay, but not so great photos, we encountered a Great Blue Heron...

Creative Beach Photos, 5 Examples

I take a lot of photos at beaches. Some a really great. Most are just nice. So, I wondered what would happen if I re worked a couple of dozen to get some more creative beach photos, post processing. I came up with some interesting variations. Creative Beach Photos...

3 Superb Custom Sky Programs

Adding One Or More Custom Sky Programs To Your Photo Editing Tools Will Change An Okay Photograph Into A Superb Photograph For years I would enhance my photos by changing the sky, in Photoshop or Gimp.As part of that process, however, I needed to bring the sky tones/colors into...

3 Sensational Ideas For Landscape Photography

There Are Many Ideas, Sensational Or Not.  Here Are 3 Of Mine. I am by no means a landscape genius.  Over time I have developed a few ideas that allow me to get the most out of my photographs. Those ideas are: Shooting HDR (high dynamic range) is often...

The Good, The Bad & The Spoiler x 5

Or – the Joys (Good),  Frustrations (Bad) & Bumps (Spoiler) You Encounter As A Photographer I usually carefully plan my photo shoots, be it a NYC Street Life walk, a casual hike or a set of vacation photos. Sometimes, however,  things go bump in the night.  Below are five...

HDR 101 Such An Incredible Idea

Incredible  HDR When to shoot for HDR: When you are shooting – mostly landscape – and you have significant or extreme lighting differences between the foreground, middle ground and background.  If you are like me, however, almost always when shooting landscape, even vacation photos, where the lighting and time...

Not 4 Color

B&W, 2 & 3 Color, Sepia Tones & Minimal Black Can Be Effortless In other words, changing a 4 color photo to Not 4 Color. Well, maybe not completely effortless, but if its not worth the effort . . . I know many of my peers are into B&W...

Let There Be Light, When The Light Isn’t Right

Sometimes The Light Isn’t Right For the majority of my life I lived in NYC metro area and for the times I now visit,  if I was not going to the theater, I carried my camera. A city is a wonderful place to collect photos, and I have several...

Forever Endeavoring To Catch The Light

We Always Want To “Catch The Light” At Just The Right Moment It’s the right light and shadows that thoroughly enhance your photos. The hard way to catch early morning light is to get up when it is dark, walk, drive or run to where you want to catch...