Ever Heard of the “Glowy Effect”?

Ever Heard of the “Glowy Effect”?
Ever heard of the “glowy effect”? If you haven’t, that’s ok because, well, I just sorta made it up the other day. For the current Shoot to Serve assignment, Glowing Sunlight, I simply didn’t know how to clearly explain the effect I was envisioning would be an awesome way to shoot this assignment. So I came up with... Read More »

How Bulb Mode Works

How Bulb Mode Works
Did you know that the longest shutter speed your camera offers is 30 seconds? Even in full Manual mode, you can’t set the shutter speed to be any longer than 30 seconds. So, what do you do if you want to open the shutter speed for longer than that? This snapshot of star trails had a shutter speed of 843 seconds! You... Read More »

A Marvel Worth Musing On

A Marvel Worth Musing On
It was surprisingly warm for a late-September evening as I lay there gazing up at the stars. My brother and I had dragged out our cots and sleeping bags onto the driveway, and oh! it was worth the effort just to be able to gaze up into that incredibly clear sky! There wasn’t a cloud to be seen, there was no mist in... Read More »

Stacking My 3 Favorite Filters

Stacking My 3 Favorite Filters
Stumbling on the “perfect perspective” doesn’t happen by random chance very often. And finding a good angle to shoot Mt. Shasta reflected in Lake Siskiyou was no exception. I spent a lot of time trying to find a good spot, and it’s ironic how easily accessible the spot I finally settled on turned out to be! Want to... Read More »

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