The Confessions of a Landscape Photographer

The Confessions of a Landscape Photographer
Oh the allure of landscape photography…. To travel to the most beautiful places on earth! To get lost in the wonder and awesomeness of God’s creation! To experience the adventure of the unknown and encounter the realities of the wilderness! I’ve longed for it. I’ll never forget, when I was about 14 years old, the... Read More »

How to Expose for the Dress

This is something I wondered about for a long time and would like to know the answer. When you photograph weddings how do you get the dress properly exposed? I’m not asking for any reason other than its bothered me for a long time 🙂 I’m not planing on ever doing weddings but I know some of you... Read More »

Reply To: Mountainous

Spectacular view! And great shot of the view. My eye is led from one element to the other in the photo, trees in foreground, mountain range to mountain range, to clouds. And I actually think the road helps lead your eye through the picture. I think you did a great job capturing the feeling of awe one would have... Read More »

Reply To: Cold conditions

Thank you all for your responses! I guess it depends what you mean by cold… Haha, I was hoping someone from Quebec would chime in on this one, since you guys definitely have experience in this regard! My sister-in-law is Quebecois and she has been disappointed with winter in CT since moving down here when she married... Read More »

Reply To: Cold conditions

@austinvinar I like your idea of using the furnace heat to warm the camera up – it means that the heat is very dry heat! When doing real estate photography, I have to take pictures outside and then come inside and take pictures inside, so waiting around for an hour while the camera warms up is out of the... Read More »

Reply To: Cold conditions

In agreement as far as condensation goes. I have a heavy plastice sleeve that I can fit my 600mm lens in. Once inside, I place it over the furnace duct to speed up the warming process so my camera is not tied up forever. If I’m working in a vehicle, or out of one, I keep it cold inside as long as I’m... Read More »

Reply To: Cold conditions

Yes, as far as I know, condensation is going to be your only true enemy. It forms when going from cold to hot. I have found that it’s usually good enough to just make sure all my equipment is in the camera bag before taking it into the house or car (vs putting it into plastic bags like I have in the past). I... Read More »

Reply To: Cold conditions

I guess it depends what you mean by cold… I knew a guy here in Quebec who would go out on the lake in winter with his dad to take pictures of wildlife. He said that when it gets much below -30 the lenses’ autofocus starts to squeek after a while. (I don’t remember how long, but knowing him it was... Read More »

Cold conditions

Hello everyone! With colder weather setting in, I was wondering what your thoughts are on exposing your camera to the cold. Is there a certain temperature that you say, “Nope, it’s just too cold out there, I’m not bringing my camera out today”? Or is there a time limit you would generally... Read More »

Reply To: Rose with Bible Verse

@momparfitt I like Lydia’s flower because it is not only partly in focus, but it is also bright. Our pastor sends out a daily verse that he receives from somewhere and my constant complaint about the background photos is that they are sort of muddy in color. I’m sure they are trying to make the verse stand out, but... Read More »

Reply To: Mountainous

@josiahw, it actually is edited slightly. I enhanced the contrast a bit and raised the clarity. I do see what you mean by the road being in the middle. I probably should have put the road to the right of the frame. Thanks for the... Read More »

Reply To: Mountainous

I assume it is unedited? I think it could use a little more foreground. When I look at it, my eye is drawn to the strip of road in the middle. Somehow, it doesn’t feel right. I played around with it a bit but didn’t help it much. Read More »

Mountainous

Mountainous
This is a photo I took several months ago while in the Blue Ridge mountains of north-eastern Georgia. Any thoughts? Nikon D7000 1/320 f/7.1 ISO 100 46mm Read More »

Reply To: Rose with Bible Verse

Thank you, James, for editing the posts. I know there was no harm intended. I have had people point things out to me over the years and I am glad they cared enough to do that. “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.” (Prov. 27:17) Keep up the good work,... Read More »

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