One photo a day challenge: Day 329. Trying to fuel my creativity. Playing with long exposures. Experimenting with moving light. Working with holiday themes. I think I probably created some more aesthetically pleasing photos without the moving lights, but I thought this was the perfect combination of the creativity of the moving lights and the Christmas lights that are decorating the image and lighting the scene as well.
One photo a day challenge: Day 328. Wanted to do something with the holiday lighting. Had an idea to do some long exposures in dimly lit rooms. Then decided to get a little more creative. Started moving the camera to create light streaks. Then realized I could move the lights during the long exposure to create light streaks. I like how the streaks of light turned out. I think I will have… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 246. Today was a fun day of exploration. It simply amazes me just how much nature there is to see. I saw so many new sights. All without driving more than 2 hours from my house. Every time I daydream about escaping to some far of place I need to remind myself of all the wonders just outside my door.
One photo a day challenge: Day 132. I continue to surprise myself as I have found inspiration to try new things with my photography during this challenge. I have always considered myself a natural light photographer. Not a lot of my photography uses light sources other than the available light outdoors or in a room if I am indoors. Three things have led me to trying new things in my photography: Having… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 117. Today was day three of my photography class I’m teaching at 171 Cedar Arts. The focus for today was on shutter speed. We talked about how to use shutter speed to effect your exposure. We also talked about how using shutter speed for exposure effects other aspects of your photos. The most obvious effect shutter speed has other than exposure is on motion. So, today… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 85. We took our dog, Colton, out for a walk along the trails near the Chemung River in Elmira, NY. I of course took my camera as well. I had dog walking duties for the first half of the walk. Colton was being a maniac. It seemed he may rip someone’s arm off yanking on his leash. The hope was I could reign him in until… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 60. Over the weekend the weather was so nice for the winter. Today the longer the day went on the worse the weather got. The wind was whipping. I drove through several bands of snow on my commute. The temperatures were starting to drop. The forecast was for temps in the teens over night. I decided to stop at the park on my way home to… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 47. Another day of relentless winter weather here in upstate, NY. I couldn’t leave the house to go anywhere for photos. Trudging through the snow and ice with a camera didn’t feel inspiring today. I decided to just sit around the house with my camera out and ready and one of my lights out to light the scene. I thought this would be a good way… Read More
One photo a day challenge: Day 46. During this challenge there are subjects that I have come back to more than once. When I do I try to share a different type of photo. If I can I try to take the same subject and photograph it in a different way. It is possible to photograph the same subject with very different results. I have photographed different types of hardware. Specifically I… Read More
I kicked off the new year by setting some new and ambitious goals/resolutions for January. My goals included health and fitness, art, creativity and work objectives. January Goals