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?
Infrared photography is not new to the digital era. The king of the old infrared films was Kodak HIE. Talk about fun! It had to be loaded and unloaded in complete darkness. It had to be shot with a black filter on the lens (meaning you could not see anything). It had an ISO of “approximately” 32 or … [Read more...] about Digital Infrared Photography
Flowers are a popular subject for photographers. For me, however, they have proven to be an obstacle. I consider myself to be a somewhat accomplished photographer, but flowers have been my photographic nemesis. Within the last couple years I picked up two pieces of equipment that have encouraged me … [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