Curiosity and Zen Photography Zen photographers approach life each day with a sense of youthful curiosity, being wide-open to the wonders of the world whether they be formed as a grand landscape or found in the simplest blade of grass.
Tag: Mississippi River
My Place: From an Itinerant Photographer
This week over on The Daily Post, the photo prompt is Place in the World. Could a travel photography blogger ask for a better prompt!!?? But this is a deceptively difficult prompt. Do I choose the place that I'm from? The sweeping plains of the midwest United States with the vast skies and minimalist landscape? This is the place… Continue reading My Place: From an Itinerant Photographer
Light, Light, Light
It's no accident that most of the epic photos are taken around sunrise or sunset. It's not just the colors of the sky, but the angle of the light. Shadows are enhanced. I listen to the Improve Photography podcasts a lot and I want to acknowledge how influential Nick Page has been in my understanding… Continue reading Light, Light, Light
Making the Real, Surreal
I recently noticed that one of my photos could very easily tip from the real to the surreal with just a few clicks in Photoshop. The scene was already almost unbelieveable in the original - the sky was too blue, the reflection too perfect. The landscape along the horizon was the only thing rooting this photo… Continue reading Making the Real, Surreal