Two-Steppin’ Jimmy

Two-Steppin’ Jimmy

Remember being given the rule once upon a time to shoot photos with the sun over your shoulder from the back?  The reason for it was to have a well-lit subject, and well-lit equals minimal shadows.  Well, as many rules go, once you test it out and know it, you should...
Lovely Ladybugs

Lovely Ladybugs

  The calendar says it’s spring, but I won’t believe it until I see my first hummingbird, my first ladybug and hear the buzz of the honey bees around my...
Last Hill Before The Horizon

Last Hill Before The Horizon

  Moon shots are always a challenge, and last night’s supermoon mission was no different.  I wanted a horizon with some interesting and recognizeable structures to compare to the size of the moon as it rose.   I live in a mountainous area and driving to the top...
La Bella Luna

La Bella Luna

  I decided to shoot the moon yesterday evening even though it wasn’t “completely full” because I think it makes for better composition to have something with the moon, like clouds or a horizon.  So with the sun not having set yet, and the moon...
Frosty Goodbye

Frosty Goodbye

For us in New Mexico, March brings the winds and the teasing promise of warmer weather.  Experience, though, has taught us to not rush the planting or put away the warm clothes until well into April.  I have to admit, I’m always thrilled when spring is around...
Pysanky Workshop

Pysanky Workshop

  Pysanky are Ukrainian eggs decorated in a wax-resist dye method.  Contrary to popular belief,  they are not just for Easter.   Creating pysanky has been practiced for centuries in the Ukraine –technique and designs are passed...
Night Photography

Night Photography

Twilight is the one of the most magical times of the day, and with a little planning and patience you can capture some of the mystique.  The camera continues to see and record colors long after our eyes stop seeing it.  Resist the urge to over process in post...
Expand Your Photo Skills

Expand Your Photo Skills

If you’re a photographer, one of the best things you can do for yourself is join an online group that focuses on your particular genre or the type of gear you use.  I used to feel I had no time for forums until a friend suggested Nikonites.  I joined in August...
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