Learning photography is a journey. I’ve not met anyone that could wake up one day and say I’m going to be a “great” photographer by tomorrow, next week or next year. There are so many different aspects to be considered when taking a photograph that every one of them cannot even be learned at the same time. Some are technical, like getting sharp properly exposed … Continue reading Q&A: Why do I choose to shoot sports photography?
I often am asked when I’m out to take photographs if I am a professional photographer. Usually this happens when I am out to take sports photos. I walk out with my relatively large camera and sometimes other professional looking gear, depending what I am shooting that day, and it is a natural assumption that I am I guess. I do take my hobby very … Continue reading Amateur Photographer vs. Professional Photographer
I have a lot to share about the last year and will be putting up some more posts very soon about what I learned and what I captured. I was also captured by friends and a selfie to start with at the beach at sunrise in the first pic on Bulls Island, Magnolia Gardens, Bear Island, Folly Beach (a lot) always with a camera and … Continue reading Wow! I have been bad about blogging, but I have been out shooting pics!
“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”– Ansel Adams This is one of my favorite photography quotes by Ansel Adams, but you have to take into account that he was a master landscape photographer. One of my favorite images of him is the iconic image of him on top of his car to capture an image. So when he said knowing where to … Continue reading Q&A: Why is “knowing where to stand” so important to getting a sharp image?
I’m not a professional photog! I take pictures of what I want to, when I want to do so. I like taking pictures of people doing what they love which is usually sports, when I’m not taking pictures of what I love. I could not imagine being a professional and having my model go to sleep. Continue reading My sleeping model
I’ve wanted to get some more surfing shots for years, besides off the Folly Beach pier at sunrise. I read on Facebook that at contest was happening at 8:00 a.m. Water sports and splashing make for great splashes of light when taking pictures. Small drawback, Washout at Folly Beach is a “south” facing beach for the most part. I was looking into the sun from … Continue reading 2015 Ocean Surf Shop Icebox Open – my first Surf contest photos
Weather is not great, cold and rainy. I can take pics in rain and take them in the cold, but don’t like them both at the same time. So I set up a bird feeder on the deck in the backyard until I can make myself leave the warm house again. Continue reading Backyard birds
On my second test with extension tubes I had a good time trying to make the coins a little more original. Also tried to have some food shots and a few ornaments. The most fun was the grain of salt on the popcorn. Continue reading Macro photography with extension tubes test 2
I have been thinking about getting some extension tubes for years to try some micro photography. I finally did and they arrived today. They are great! (I made a homemade micro lens last year you may remember, by removing the front element off the front of an old lens, but it was not what I was hoping to use.) Fotodiox Pro Canon EOS Auto … Continue reading Macro photography with extension tubes
I went downtown to get some pics today and was trying to avoid the reindeer run and drove by Colonial Lake. I saw some pelicans fishing and stopped to take some pics of them diving. They are a little slower than the kingfishers from last week. Continue reading Pelicans fishing in the Colonial Lake in downtown Charleston, S.C.