It might appear to many that the photo of a hummingbird feeding on flower shown below was photographed with a fast shutter speed on a sunny day. How else could you stop the motion of wings of a 3 inch sized bird that is flapping its wings 75 times each second? Also, it appears a wide open aperture was used to create the out of focus back – ground. Keep reading. Continue reading Not What You Might Think
Have you ever thought about making still photos with a movie camera? Now you can.
A movie is simply a series of still photos shot at a relatively high frame rate of say 24, 30 or more frames per second. You may have already created the illusion of motion with a still camera by taking a series of still photos and showing them at say, 24 frames per second—often referred to as time lapse photography. Your brain interprets the rapid showing of still photos as motion. Continue reading Still Photos from Movies
A few of my friends have suggested I create a photo book to share with friends and family. Small quantities of books are now possible with on-demand publishing, but the cost is high and it takes considerable time and effort with text and layout. Continue reading Story Behind the Images
Many people have some knowledge of northern lights (aurora borealis), but few have viewed or photographed the colorful, dancing lights in the sky. In less than six months, the northern lights (aurora borealis) can be viewed and photographed in the northern hemisphere. If you want to see them sooner, go to the southern hemisphere. Continue reading Photographing northern lights
In the January-February edition of Rocky Mountain Outdoors, Jack Olson gave us a funny and captivating story about his trip flying home from Florida. Jack’s flight reminded me of an airplane ride of my own a few months earlier. Continue reading Aerial photography
I have always enjoyed the challenge of winter. As a teen in North Central Indiana, I rose two hours before sunrise in the coldest months of the year to run a mile-and-a-half long trap line. More recently, I’ve grown to rejoice in the photographic opportunities heralded by the cold snowy months of winter. Wildlife looks best in the winter; especially with snow as a background. Landscapes take on a whole new form with the gentle accumulation of snow and ice. Continue reading Winter Photography