Black and White Photography 101

The other day someone asked what made a good black and white photograph.  He went on to say that he only uses black and white processing when he’s trying to achieve an old photo look, but noticed when someone converted one of his color images to black and white it looked better because the distracting... Continue Reading →

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What’s the frequency, Kenneth?

Frustrated by my inability to see outside in nature lately, I've turned my attention to the Junk Drawer in hopes of finding some worthy subjects.  Dredged up this old transistor radio that was my husband's when he was a kid.  It still works!   These first three were shot with the Olympus 90mm f2 macro... Continue Reading →

Up All Night

From time to time I go meet up with a few other local photographers.  We are all part of the same flickr group and it's pretty much the same core of people who go to them.  We usually try for a sunrise.  Winter shooting seems far more popular.  Probably because sunrise is at 7am instead... Continue Reading →

Aliens Stole My Gear!

Well not really, but on a photography board someone asked if aliens stole your gear (all of it) and somehow digital photography was rendered out of existence or banned or whatever (no cell phone cameras either), would you shoot film or would you give up photography?  If you decided to shoot film, would you go... Continue Reading →

OK, I shot

I can't help it.  Discouraged and in  my weird place I still had the urge to go out after a storm and take pictures of my front garden.  The process itself made me happy and that hasn't changed.     I basically just walked the driveway and the shoveled path and used the legacy OM... Continue Reading →

Shut up and Shoot

Lately I've been twisting in the wind over my photography.  All aspects of it.  Why do I do it?  What good does it do?  Is it good?  Is it mediocre?  Is it bad?  Do I have a style?  Am I a cliche?  Should I try to market my images?  Who would buy them anyway?  Everyone... Continue Reading →

F-f-f-frozen

Part of the joy of shooting in the winter in New England is dealing with the cold.  Mostly  it's just a matter of the right clothing, but a photographer lives and dies by her eyes and her hands and it's the hands that suffer most.  I think I need to get some of those pocket... Continue Reading →

The Great Marsh

My husband is a runner and goes to races in the area.  Sometimes I go with him if there's something interesting to photograph in the vicinity.  On New Year's Day he went to Salisbury Massachusetts and so I went to walk the Old Eastern Marsh Trail that runs about a mile and a quarter.  I... Continue Reading →

Goals for 2011

For 2010 I had a few specific goals in mind for my photography.  Here they are - 1. Be more methodical and deliberate; be a more thoughtful photographer 2. Organize digital files better 3. Purge digital files 1 - partial win.  I did envision specific photographs ahead of time and go into the field to... Continue Reading →

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