Today's post is on a photographic technique - cropping. Cropping an image - deciding what to include and what to exclude - is one of the most important decisions photographers make which effects the impact and interest of the image.
Recently*, a podcast that I listen to fielded a question about staying photographically motivated. The question was – and I’m paraphrasing – “Help! I’m a photographer living in boring Nebraska. What can I possibly photograph?” The podcasters gave some advice, but I think there is more to say to this photographer who, like me, lives… Continue reading Photographing the Everyday
I loved this photo even before I took it. What caught my eye were the strong lines in the mown grass and the minimalism of the lone tree on a hillside. But this photo is all about framing the shot. The photo hasn't been overly photoshopped, and yet the photo doesn't reflect reality. From this angle, the massive… Continue reading Simply Tree
I've just started the 365 Project. A photo a day for a year. I'm dubious about my ability to complete the challenge (and to compose a nice shot every day), but that doesn't really matter. It gives me the opportunity to explore photography in a way I wouldn't otherwise. This rainy day, I played with… Continue reading Rain on Leaf
Photo taken Santorini, Greece 2014 This photo combines my love of taking photos of doors and windows and my obsession for capturing human architecture being dissolved back into nature. This particular structure is located on the old port in Thira, Santorini - right next to the waves of the Aegean Sea. This is not one of those beautiful… Continue reading Santorini Weathered Door
Photo taken in Houston, Texas 2005 I love trees, but my photographs of trees always seem to pale in comparison to the real thing so I rarely snap the shot. This is an exception. I love the shape of this tree and the serenity of the scene. Perfect candidate for black and white.