Am I Willing To Wait For It?

Am I Willing To Wait For It?
My brother David plucks an ear of corn from the plethora of stocks that tower above him in the family garden under the warm, late-afternoon sunlight. He pulls away the husks to reveal for the first time the luscious fruit of his labors. But let me ask. Was it only that morning that he had decided to cultivate fresh... Read More »

The Search For A Pipe Organ

The Search For A Pipe Organ
With Christmas just around the corner, I thought it was unique that the need for a picture of a pipe organ just happened to come up (see the latest Shoot to Serve assignment, Pipe Organ). Now, I have to admit, even I sorta thought this to be a daunting assignment. Where in the world would I find a pipe organ?! Are... Read More »

Do Cameras Take Pictures?

Do Cameras Take Pictures?
When you see a beautiful picture, was it the camera or the photographer that took it? I’d say the answer is, both. Of course it was the photographer that initiated it. It was the photographer that envisioned the pretty picture, brought the camera to the right spot, set it up, framed the shot, adjusted all the... Read More »

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 »

Is It A Lens, Or Does It Just Look Like One?

Is It A Lens, Or Does It Just Look Like One?
I shifted my position on the pew once again. Am I the only one who fights the battle to banish drowsiness on Sunday mornings? It’s not that the Sunday School lesson wasn’t interesting….we were engaged in an intriguing study of human nature as characterized in the life of Balaam. It was just me, having stayed up too... Read More »

Playing With A New Perspective

Playing With A New Perspective
The kind of mood you want viewers to feel when they look at your photo begins with how you decide to frame up your shot. There’s a lot of power behind the perspective you decide to shoot from! The other day, as I was thinking about how to best shoot the newly launched Shoot to Serve photo assignment, I thought... Read More »

Am I Getting Consistent Results?

Am I Getting Consistent Results?
I am by no means an HDR expert, but as far as I know, there are two main ways to go about processing photos in a way that showcases a high dynamic range: Tone Mapping and Exposure Blending. I’ve have had fun playing with Tone Mapping in programs like Photomatix and Lightroom. Sometimes I would get great results. And... Read More »

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