Tag: photo tips

Sony A9 and 200-600mm

Well, I’ve succumbed to the temptation and broke the piggy bank and have just acquired the mirrorless Sony A9 and the newly introduced 200-600mm lens. The kit arrived yesterday and I spent several hours last night watching Youtube tutorials and today was our first outing. To say that […]

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 […]

Work the Scene

There is a charming farmette that I know of down a dead-end road for years that I’ve visited now and then. It has a classic International Farm truck staged in front of a historic barn and nothing could be more picture perfect. I’ve seen it spring, summer and […]

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. […]

Starry Starry Night

Continuing from my previous blog post, let’s talk about editing a star filled sky image. It actually begins in the field prior to and during capture. When capturing the Milky Way or a starry sky, one should use the best quality camera and the fastest (lowest aperture) available […]

Oh My Stars!

This past weekend I had a glorious experience in a beautiful U.S. National Park just southeast of Seattle, Washington. The Mount Rainier National Park is a remote park that is home to the active volcano, Mount Rainier that towers above 14,000 feet over the landscape. This snow-capped mountain […]

Dancing Flowers

I’m always amazed with how well my iPhoneX captures images. In spite of low-light at the Dahlia display at Longwood Gardens, the images captured with my iPhone are well exposed and has nice focus throughout the flowers. With the second zoom lens option, the images are decent quality […]