The Best Way to Bore A Photographer

The Best Way to Bore A Photographer
I assume you like to look at beautiful pictures? Maybe that’s one reason you follow photography blogs. Well, what if I were to talk about a beautiful photo this time instead of showing it to you?! Oh, let me tell you! It is amazing. The foliage is so lush, the greens so vibrant! The leafy canopy and cloudy... Read More »

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 »

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 »

The Ultimate Purpose of Any Photograph

The Ultimate Purpose of Any Photograph
Not too long ago, I saw a picture that irked me. It’s not that it was “evil”. It was just that it contained stuff that didn’t impress me as being “good”—morally upright, exuding the qualities of unquestionable integrity. Stuff like this doesn’t always bother me. But for some reason, that day it did. So I stopped... Read More »

Oh, Those Miserable Dust Bunnies!

Oh, Those Miserable Dust Bunnies!
We all know what dust bunnies are, right? They’re those little balls of dust that gather on the floor after having not swept or dusted for a long time. But do you know dust bunnies are in photography? You have most likely seen them in your pictures before. They are those little round, dark spots that just seem to... Read More »

The Truth Will Set You Free….Even In Critique!

The Truth Will Set You Free….Even In Critique!
We go through such great pains to get an amazing picture. Like, a super amazing picture! And then someone critiques it. “You should have done this. And this. And oh, this too. And this, of course.” We respectfully nod our heads. But inside, the storm rages! “You don’t understand! It was impossible to do that! And... Read More »

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