Infrared photography extends your options

Having a camera converted to infrared can add to your creative quiver of tools. When the sun gets too harsh for most photography subjects in the landscape, infrared images tend

Adding depth and creativity with a Glow

Sometimes an image needs just a bit more ‘POP.’ While I regularly use Photoshop for my editing, I often bring my images into Luminar Flex, which has some great options

Abstract photo art from nature

Creating abstract photo art from nature is a wonderful way to turn a ho-hum overcast photo day into one that gets you some colorful décor imagery. Keep this in your

Outdoor photography at Oak Creek, part three

Oak Creek is a beautiful place. But even beautiful places can look less than stellar at midday. Infrared (IR) photography to the rescue. I break out the infrared converted camera to turn that high contrast into usable photos.

Prevent shadows in outdoor photographs

The best way to prevent shadows in outdoor photographs is to not pose your subjects in full sun. Sometimes that isn’t possible. Adding lots of fill light is the answer

Outdoor photography at Oak Creek, part one

Outdoor photography encompasses a myriad of subjects from landscapes to avian creatures crossing the heavens above. I’ll be exploring this subject on a regular basis, sharing my gear selection, techniques,

Stitching panoramic photos

To create a beautiful panoramic photograph start with good camera capture. Ideally, you will have a panoramic head. A panoramic head allows you to rotate your camera on a perfect

You photographed fireworks – now what?

We all love to get out to try and capture the spectacle of fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday. Sometimes we do better than others. And, sometimes we’ve done

Customize your camera for better function

Camera manufacturers have a very tough job in designing camera bodies, knobs and buttons to fit every hand comfortably. On the whole they do a fantastic job given the plethora

Get fired up for fireworks

Fireworks come but once a tear for many of us. It calls for specialized settings in order to get the most out of our 30-40 minute opportunity each year. I

Water droplet photography, part two

Once again I will warn you that setting up for creating water droplet photos can be addicting. The variability of water drops and possible color combinations using different gels to

Vision of Vets

This Memorial Day I would like to introduce you to my friend and colleague Bruce Roscoe. Born in Burlington Vermont, Bruce studied photography in the Army in 1967 and served

Water droplet photography, part one

Caution! If you take up creating images of water droplets you might become addicted. Last time I set up a droplet session I spent three days making images. With that

Pairing Aurora HDR and Luminar Flex

We have all heard that the best time of day to photo is sunrise and sunset. This is quite true as the sunlight passing through the atmosphere softens the light