We probably all do it at some point — we become lazy, we’re shooting something we don’t really care about, we’re just creating snapshots or for whatever reason, we turn the dial to Auto.
It has its place
I do believe that there are times and places for shooting on Auto. When we are learning the basics of composition placing our camera on auto is one of the best ways to not worry about or think about anything but the composition. We are learning and aren’t trying to create our masterpiece. It’s OK to just set it on Auto and focus on what we are seeing in our frame and how we want to present it. read more…
About a year ago I started writing almost every morning and it’s helped my photography and my business. Below I explain how.
“The Artist Way”
“The Artist Way” is a book/workbook by Julia Cameron. It had been recommended to me by a fellow artist (or two). When I first got it I read through it just to get an idea of what it was about, what it could help me with and if it were something I would really invest any time into beyond just reading it. read more…
I recently attended a free 90-minute camera workshop. The description was: “Basic Camera Overview/Class Orientation, DSLR & Mirrorless Camera Operation, and the Principles of Correct Exposure.”
I’ve been taking photographs for over forty years, why on earth would I choose to go to a basic camera course? Several reasons actually:
Relearn the basics
I recently went to a fan event at Guaranteed Rate Field (still Comiskey Park to me), home of the Chicago White Sox. I thought it would be a great opportunity to get some fun photos of the park without all people.
The big picture
Our first tendencies when we walk into a scene are to see the whole thing, the big picture.
Monday, March 18th
Our last day out, two land excursions. Deception Island and Half Moon Island. Old whaling stations, seals and penguins. Not a bad way to end an incredible trip.
Sunday, March 17th – afternoon
To say the afternoon on this day was magical would be an understatement. read more…
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Sunday, March 17th – morning
Second to the last day on the ship. Time goes so fast when you’re surrounded by the incredible wonders of nature. read more…
Saturday, March 16th
We sailed into our next destination (I can’t my file of our trip route) in time to see the sun peeking up over the mountains and through the clouds. read more…
Friday, March 15th
We started off the day by crossing the Antarctic Circle. We were the furthest ship south on the planet, how cool is that? Many of the crew and a few passengers created costumes out of what they could, we had hot chocolate to celebrate and warm up. read more…