As clouds envelop Tucson, I need to take advantage of the soft light. I grab my camera gear and head to one of my favorite destinations, the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. While I am there I experience a phenomenon I have experienced countless times before. It happens frequently, whether I am on a … [Read more...] about Do I Need a Tripod?
Photography should be fun, right? What could be more fun than photographing light you can’t even see? I am talking about infrared photography, which captures the infrared wavelengths beyond human vision. Why not photograph normal light? Because “visible light” photography is so pedestrian, so banal, … [Read more...] about Digital Infrared Photography
Spring is in the air. Have you noticed the profusion of cactus blossoms? Before I moved to Tucson I didn’t even know a cactus could have a flower. One of the best kept secrets of the desert is that cactus blossoms are among the most beautiful flowers in the world. Another secret is how many … [Read more...] about Make Your Flower Photos Spectacular
Are you familiar with the term magic hour? That is the term photographers use to describe twilight. It is the time at dusk and dawn when the light in the sky balances with city lights. The term magic “hour” is something of a misnomer. It is really more like magic ten minutes when the light is right … [Read more...] about Secrets of Night Photography
How many of you enjoy trivia? If so, here is a trivia question for you: what is the largest living thing on earth? Stop reading for a minute if you want to try to figure it out. Read on when you are ready for the answer. Are you ready? If you guessed some kind of whale, guess again. The blue whale … [Read more...] about The Challenge of Photographing Big Trees