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A lot of words about being minimal

Winter is a great time to develop your eye for the minimalist image. Tips, strategies and processing ideas to get you started.

Winter’s Bounty

Landscape photography is something you fall into if you're a nature photographer, and I'm no exception. Huge vistas and eye-popping panoramas are very easy to get caught up in. But when I've got my eyes screwed in right and start to really see, lots of other things pop out at me. Microscapes, macros and small... Continue Reading →

Forest in repose

February, being cold, blizzardy, snowy and miserable I didn't get out much. March is different. I've been out a couple of times and look what I saw - Sunlight in the snowy forest can take on so many aspects. Shadows on smooth snow is one of the best though. This one is from the Pulpit... Continue Reading →

The Art of Winter Photography

A lot of nature photographers hibernate in winter. I used to be one of them, but no longer. There's a lot of beauty to be found if you pay attention and look for it. And having the right gear helps, too. There's no such thing as bad weather, just poor clothing choices. And always remember... Continue Reading →

Passion’s Ebb

It's as much a part of being a photographer as clicking the shutter - the ebb.  Maybe not exactly an ebb, but a slack tide kind of time.  The time between the rushing. When things are still.  Calm.  I used to resent my 'photographic funks', but now I sort of relish them.  I think it... Continue Reading →

The best laid plans

to paraphrase Robert Burns.  Sorry, Bob. With all the tools at our disposal now like Photographer's Ephemeris and just plain Google maps, we can really get a handle on a location, the light and how best to showcase both.  In our minds we envision the photographs we want to take.  We move the pin all... Continue Reading →

Do you fuel your fire?

Do you fuel your fire or let it go out? Today I went with a friend to shoot the sunrise.  I know this lake fairly well and know how few places there are with compelling or even just plain usable foreground elements.  It's always a tough shoot unless you have a lot of time or... Continue Reading →

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