November 22, 2019

There are many different and interesting forms of light painting.  This includes things like wool spinning, creating objects such as orbs, writing messages, animations using tools like pixelsticks, and lighting up specific objects in a frame.  In this post, I will disc...

September 6, 2019

Here in Minnesota, one of the best times for butterfly photography is mid to late August.  This year has been an especially good year. 

One challenge with capturing images of butterflies is dealing with the surrounding environment.  Butterflies like flowers, but f...

August 12, 2019

Obviously, we want to use the lowest ISO setting possible on our camera.  During the daytime, this typically means staying somewhere in the 100-400 range.  Sometimes, conditions arise that require something much higher.

I found myself in this situation recently whe...

April 1, 2019

I have always enjoyed capturing landscape photos, and I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel around to some great locations.  Over time, I learned several techniques that helped me evolve as a photographer.  This included things like the hyperfocal point, ru...

February 9, 2019

There are many different types of night photography.  One of the types of night photography that I enjoy is capturing star trails.  The challenge is trying to get the proper exposure.  It is easy to either really over expose or under expose our photos.  The reason bein...

December 13, 2018

Every once in a while, I will be showing someone a photo and I will get a question about size or scale.  For example, "how big was that mesa?"  Other times, it is too hard to convey the size and scale of the elements in an image.  Think about photos taken of the redwoo...

November 24, 2018

Growing up on the east coast, I remember some of the dense fogs that used to happen in both autumn and winter.  At the time, I didn't really appreciate the aesthetic quality of the fog, and how it could be used to create some fun images.

Finding Fog

The challenge is that...

October 9, 2018

It has been a great year for fall colors up here in the Northland.  Unfortunately, it has also been very rainy and cloudy.  This presents a bit of a challenge when photographing fall colors.  Ideally, we would like bright days to really "light up" the leaves.  After al...