A Special, Unexpected Pass

A Special, Unexpected Pass
Remember the blog post, One Picture Only!, recounting the hilarious encounter my friend John and I had while photographing in Virginia a while back? Well, that wasn’t the only crazy thing that happened that day. It only got better! Here’s what happened next, from John . . . After a short and memorable time exploring... Read More »

More Than Just a Picture of a Blue Bird

More Than Just a Picture of a Blue Bird
I had an idea of what I wanted to take pictures of for this month’s assignment, but I had to patiently wait for the right timing. It’s interesting how things worked out perfectly! Almost. Now let me show you the photos I took in the video! Keep in mind that these are my favorite select few from well over 400 photos... Read More »

First Real Snow Day of the Year!

First Real Snow Day of the Year!
Very soon after trying to shoot for the “Pure” assignment in the very un-pure looking surroundings that February was giving us at that time . . . it snowed! So I re-arranged things on my calendar and went out again hoping for some better shots. And I was kinda surprised. Just because it was snowing wasn’t making... Read More »

When What You’re Looking for Doesn’t Exist

When What You’re Looking for Doesn’t Exist
This new assignment turned out much better than I expected! Isn’t it great that ideas from sources outside of yourself are often what help you find exactly what you could not find by yourself? I think it’s interesting how, without my intending it, this video actually illustrated my own personal pursuit of purity.... Read More »

Behind the Scenes of a DIY Family Photo Shoot

Behind the Scenes of a DIY Family Photo Shoot
A friend of mine (you probably know him too, the photography geek @dfrazer who always has the greatest of answers on the forums) shared with me how he shot his family photo, and I thought it would be fun to share it with you too. As a caveat, he starts by saying . . . “I thought this setup shows what can be done even... Read More »

On Assignment: Chasing the Light

On Assignment: Chasing the Light
Know the common thread between the four hymns Let Him Have His Way With Thee, O For A Closer Walk!, Precious Name, and Teach Me Thy Way, O Lord? Here’s the answer, and how I went about trying to capture it! It sorta felt like I failed miserably in my pursuit of a path that was very bright. But that didn’t mean... Read More »

“One Picture Only!”

“One Picture Only!”
It’s pretty funny what happened on a recent photo excursion I went on with a friend. 🙂 I’ll let John tell it to you in his own words . . .  When was the last time you went to photograph an epic location and only took ONE photo? Recently I had a friend in town (i.e. Mr. Lenspiration 🙂 ) for a few days, and... Read More »

On Assignment: In Search of a Grand Piano

On Assignment: In Search of a Grand Piano
When it came time to make a video for this current photo assignment, I found myself visiting friends in Virginia without a clue where I was going to find a grand piano! Thankfully they all loved photography too, so we got together to figure out where to find a piano to shoot, actually go out and shoot it, and pull... Read More »

Autumn in Connecticut

Autumn in Connecticut
The Autumn in Connecticut photography workshop was so much fun! Thank you Richard Spearin and Lydia Bennett for teaming up to bring together your photography friends to make the Photography Field Day a success! I’m so grateful we found Castle Craig as a place to go for afternoon photos. It was a gorgeous view!... Read More »

What Is A Significant Photo?

What Is A Significant Photo?
Ansel Adams is said to have stated, “Twelve significant photos in any one year is a good crop.” Great advice. Especially for us in this digital age! But, what exactly is a significant photo? I had my own ideas, but I thought it would be fun to find out from other people what they thought made a photo... Read More »

Dealing With Low Light Situations

Dealing With Low Light Situations
A former photography workshop student contacted me the other day with a really great question: I have a quick question for you that has been bothering me for awhile. What steps do you typically take to address a low-light situation? Do you start by lowering shutter speed? Then f-stop? Then ISO? Anything else? In what... Read More »

The Toughest Photo Assignment Yet!

The Toughest Photo Assignment Yet!
Heritage Defense, a Texas-based organization dedicated to protecting the biblical family through legal assistance and public policy initiatives, is creating two life-sized posters to be used as part of their trade show booth backdrop display . . . and they have asked the photographers on Lenspiration to shoot the... Read More »

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