Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Photographers and their toys

Don't let the size of a photographer's camera fool you. Photography is 50% skill and 50% being in the right place at the right time. If you are in the perfect spot for the clouds roll back and reveal a breath taking sunset, you must have skills to record it or you are just an observer. Take for instance this photo of a mountain top. It was taken with my Kodak point and shoot digital camera from an American Airlines flight last fall. I knew that if I could get just the right angle the distortion of the double window would not effect my image. I forced my camera to read the exposure from several different points of the mountain and clouds and came away with an image currently on display at Water Street Art Gallery in Sapulpa. Learn your camera, it's limits, and then take the time to think about the image and what you want in your finished print.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tips for creating visually interesting photographs

Tip 1: Shoot the safe shot, the one everyone shoots, and then experiment, move around, climb on top of something. Take a chance and shoot something different.
Good luck and send me your shots.