Have you ever noticed the first item saved when home fire or disaster occurs? People usually value family photos above other possessions. Also, in family estate settlements, distribution of family photos can be a contested activity. Continue reading Archiving and Sharing Film-Based Photos
A few years ago, a magazine interviewed me about my photographic pursuits. We discussed my beginning in photography and evolution into nature photography.
While in the U. S. Army during the late 1960s, I interned with a commercial photographer working in the color lab and studio in addition to assisting with wedding photography. Continue reading The Image Behind the Story
Sometimes it pays to act on impulse. In February of this year I was anxious to get back to nature photography after three weeks photographing three granddaughters under two years of age. With good timing, my wife called me in to view an NBC News clip about ice caves on Lake Superior. Little did she know I was about to go on another winter photo trip. Antarctica doesn’t count because that was December of last year. Continue reading Ice Caves
One of the benefits of belonging to an organization such as RMOWP is the exchange of ideas. Over the years, I have come to appreciate concepts introduced and reinforced by RMOWP members. Continue reading The Exchange of Ideas
One of the most frequently asked questions in digital photography relates to workflow. There are probably as many workflows in digital photography as shooting styles. I have a disciplined approach starting with raw image capture and finishing with secure backup of selected images. Because quality counts, I never shoot jpegs. Continue reading Digital Photography Workflow
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