Photography State of Mind

Cactus Blooms

I call myself a photographer but in fact I am an artist. In lieu of painting with oils, acrylics, or water color, I paint with light. After all, what is photography without light. It is not about the equipment, it is about how your eye perceives the light falling on a subject and capturing it in your equipment. It is about …

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What If The Magic Is Gone?


What if I’ve lost it? What if the magic is gone? What if I never capture a good shot again? We have all asked ourselves these questions. There are times when we can’t seem to capture so much as a marginally good picture even if our lives depended on it. The more we focus on it, the worse our results …

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Breaking All The Rules


One of the first things I learned when I started taking pictures was how to break all the rules. Actually, it wasn’t so much that I broke all the rules but rather that I didn’t have a clue what the rules are. I just knew what I did and didn’t like so I learned (and continue to learn) through a …

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Emotion In Photography


For me, photography is all about emotions. I believe that photography is a glimpse of who we are inside. Certainly we express how we feel about a subject through our shots, but the real excitement begins when we are able to capture moments in such a way that the viewer recognizes and actually feels that emotion within them. Perhaps it …

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Move In Closer


One of the quickest ways to improve your pictures when you are just getting started with photography is to move in much closer. Often times the biggest difference between a casual snapshot and an incredible moment captured is as simple as how close you are. If it feels like your photographs are missing something or they just aren’t grabbing attention, …

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