When I first started out with photography, natural light was my best friend. I didn’t have money for lights, so I learned to shoot using what was available to me. Shoot after shoot, I’d tuck a little money away into a gear fund to save up for lights.  Natural light can get you pretty far, but […]

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When photographing food, the direction of your light is very important. Certain angles of light will help shape the scene and can also be the difference between a successful image, and one that is just “meh”. In this article I will be sharing examples of three different types of light: back light, front light, and side […]

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Spinning Abstracts

My home town, Boise, Idaho puts on the holiday spirit by decorating the botanical gardens and the historic old Boise Penitentiary by festooning them with thousands and thousands of colorful lights. The Atlanta Botanical Garden does too. This Summer it’s featuring another display of lights among the gardens for the enjoyment of all during the […]

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The last time I visited Lower Antelope Canyon, near Page, AZ, was in February 2014. I had arrived with about an hour before the local Navajo operators were closing for the evening, so my time exploring the area was brief. As I was ushered out of the canyon by the diligent canyon keepers, I knew […]

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This week’s podcast interviews photographer Chris Smith.   Chris is a Chicago based photographer and an expert and understanding light. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post a review on iTunes. Chris Smith Chris Smith is a Chicago photographer who splits his time between being a high school physics teacher.  Chris’s understanding […]

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I love photographing food. Most of what I have in my portfolio are images of food I have cooked and photographed inside of my home with my DSLR. However, that doesn’t stop me from wanting to photograph food while dining at restaurants! I like to post my images to both Instagram and Yelp, and it’s important […]

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Color is the way our eyes perceive how energetic light waves are.

A sunset. A flag. The eyes of your beloved. That shiny new car.

The feelings they inspire happen when something inside you is triggered by a particular variation in the frequency and energy of light waves.

Neil deGrasse Tyson