Category: Photo Tips

Being Present

Being present when you are out in the field with your camera is so important for both the personal experience as well as opening up the creative mind. It is only human nature in modern society to have the brain constantly flitting about from one thought to the […]

Finding Your Purpose

Finding your purpose is a life-long ambition and that purpose is ever evolving. Finding your purpose helps you focus your time and energy in activities that fulfill that purpose and spend less effort on those that distract you on your journey. Think of the Monarch butterfly and its […]

Building a Portfolio

It’s hard to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. In my previous post I suggest a great idea to rediscover yourself by reviewing your past images to select a few that really stand out. It’s a wonderful exercise to review your past work […]

Rediscovering Yourself

As a creative, we have ebbs and flows with inspiration. There are times where the ideas are boundless and there just isn’t enough time in the day to take action on them. Other times however it’s a barren wasteland where dust devils swirl around just barely tempting our […]

The Storm’s Passing

It was yet another rainy day again today and high winds were predicted to follow the rain bands as they passed. It’s been a while that I’ve wanted to work on some slow exposures over 30 seconds with a 10-stop Neutral Density filter but the skies just weren’t […]

Becoming Wiser

Like an owl, over time I’ve become wiser and more selective with my photography. We can all be our worst critics and sometimes that can work against us. Other times though it can push us to stretch our creative abilities and come up with something completely new. The […]

Creative Captures for Christmas

This weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to spend time at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. A beautiful and expansive place filled with formal gardens, signature trees, dancing water fountains, a botanical conservatory and sweeping meadows. Built by Pierre S. du Pont, Longwood has grown to nearly […]

Seeing the Big Picture

There are many times when the landscape I’m seeing is far larger than life than what my full-frame camera can capture in a single frame. Selecting the section that spoke most to me, I hadn’t thought of taking the time to create a panoramic capture of the scene. […]