Pic of the Month: September ‘10

Pic of the Month: September ‘10
Spinning Stars   There are two kinds of movement you can creatively capture with a camera, each one producing it’s own unique affect. The first is subject movement, the second is camera movement. Subject movement is easily captured by slowing down your shutter speed. You get cool affects like silk-like water,... Read More »

Shooting the Night Sky

Shooting the Night Sky
There is so much creativity involved when it comes to taking pictures at night. Most folks might say it’s best to shoot with a full moon. However, it is just as exciting to take pictures during a new moon. At this point the stars are the clearest and it doesn’t take a whole lot of experience to capture them. On this... Read More »

Welcome Autumn!

Welcome Autumn!
Though the trees are still mostly green, though yesterdays temperatures rose almost to 90 degrees, though in most respects it still feels like summer . . . there’s a particular rasp in the breeze-tossed trees, the chill of night lingers longer each morning, the evidence announces that a new season of the year has... Read More »

Shoot Manual!

Shoot Manual!
Just learning how to use an SLR? Is the multitude of settings a little overwhelming? Not sure how to use the manual modes? Persevere! Don’t waste your SLR by using the automatic settings! Learn to shoot with the manual modes (Av, Tv, M) every time you pick up the camera. That’s what I did, and I’ve never regretted... Read More »

Be Prepared

Be Prepared
When you do extraordinary things to get an extraordinary picture, I have found that it is important to be prepared with a good response to give anyone who might be questioning what you’re up to. In Indiana a few weeks ago, I was enjoying the warmth of the sunlight pouring over a nice big bean field with a picturesque... Read More »

A Glimpse into the Past

A Glimpse into the Past
Hi, I came across your site and was wondering how you got started with photography and what equipment you used and currently use. I would love to know how to get into it. –Frances Thanks for contacting me! I’d be more than willing to share how God has led me into photography. I look back to when I was 12... Read More »

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