Weekly Photo Challenge: Transportation

This week, the theme is to: Photograph transportation Planes, trains & automobiles - not to mention boats, bikes, buses, skateboards, trollies, and even hot air balloons. We're surrounded by modes of transportation! Get your cameras ready.

All-Time Favs — So Far

The weekly challenge over at The Daily Post is All-Time Favorites. How fun! We should all do this one and choose our favorite photos of all time! But this is a daunting task - I currently have 128,453 photos in my Lightroom catalog. Admittedly, they're not all my favorites, but I have already taken out all the random shots of my feet and the blurry images of my husband running from the camera.  And as a quote attributed to Imogen Cunningham says: Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow. — Imogen Cunningham But the challenge is to post my all-time favorites --- so far.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Looking In

Photo Too Young for School

This week, the theme is to: Photograph looking in This slightly voyeuristic theme can be taken many different ways. We look into all sorts of things with our cameras - and if you haven't poked your camera lens into anything lately, than here's your opportunity! Maybe it's just a sneak peak of someplace with your… Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Looking In

A Trip to Shutterfest

Jennifer Alexandra

This post comes to you from the floor of the photography conference Shutterfest. For those of you who are veterans of this event you know that this very well could be a literal statement. Don't step on me as you walk over my tired, broken body. Thousands of photographers come from around the country come to Shutterfest, but as it takes place in St. Louis, I only had to drive about 20 minutes. It may be a short trip, but once I arrived, I stepped into a photography fantasy world – a Disneyland for photographers!

365 Projects are SO Last Year!

Those of you who have been following me for a while, know that I’m a big fan of 365 Projects – one photo a day for a year. Doing a 365 Project jump-started my photography and I credit the project for helping me to quickly develop my photography skills. I wrote a post about what I… Continue reading 365 Projects are SO Last Year!

I Have a Theme

Photo Playing with Lights

When traveling, I'm always on the move, seeing different places and people every day, but when photographing locally - within a hour's drive of my home - I often see the same things again and again. Boring!! But not so! Repeating photography opportunities are not to be avoided. Returning to the same place or event… Continue reading I Have a Theme

Improving Portrait Post-Processing: Part 1

Photo Wonder

Though I tend to be more of a travel photographer, I still feel that I need to be able to take portraits. Portraits are the bread-and-butter of many photographers' businesses and having more photographic skills and techniques can never be a drawback.  In this post, I'll talk about a few tips that improved my portrait post-processing. Tip… Continue reading Improving Portrait Post-Processing: Part 1