A few months ago, I subscribed to a new magazine, Click. It is a beautiful magazine “for the modern photographer” with pages of how-to articles, product reviews, and of course, lovely photos!
It is the kind of magazine–like Real Simple, or Martha Stewart Living-- that one is thrilled to find in the mailbox…
It is a magazine that I look forward to reading with a glass of
lemonade wine at the end of a busy week…
I don’t subscribe to many magazines…but I am happy I ordered this one. Like most of you, I spend way too much time in front of a computer screen– so I find it all the more enjoyable to have a book or a magazine in my hands!
PS…You can get a free sample of the magazine HERE (Unfortunately, it is a digital sample….)
THE best thing about digital photography is that you never have to limit yourself to one photo.
Take the shot from as many different perspectives as you can.
For a different point of view, try a new lens. (These photos were taken with a 60mm Macro lens.)
I took nearly 50 shots of this tulip…
The only hard part was narrowing the choices…
If you are looking for more color inspiration today…The Color of the Week at Color Route Co is pink…
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On a recent jaunt to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, I snapped this photo of the marble sculpture, Ganymede and the Eagle. In the above photo, the viewer is drawn into the “story” of the cupbearer and the eagle (Zeus in eagle form).
In photography, the viewer’s eye is always drawn first to the area of greatest focus. Changing the focal point of a photo can dramatically change the “story” of the photo.
The subject and story of the second photo is the girl. Who is she? What is she thinking? She seems to be more interested in Ganymede and the Eagle than in her mandolin. It is as if the mandolin girl and you (the viewer of the photograph) are sharing a moment-watching the marble action unfold.
Try playing with focal point on your camera–just a click on your camera–and you have a whole new “story” to tell.
I’d love to see what you see…send your photos and I’ll link them here!
I’ve read several times that three things are required for a great photo:
A few weeks ago, I noticed the long rays of light from the setting sun in a field near my house. I quickly pulled out the trusty Canon and set out to “chase the light”.
I found the best photos had a spotlight of sun directly on them:
The most dramatic difference was in the following two photos. The first photo was taken where the sun’s rays were hitting the field. The second photo was taken within 3 feet and three seconds of the first photo. The only difference was the sun’s rays were shielded by the clouds in this area.
So the next time you’re out with your camera–remember–look for the light!
Over the last several days, I have felt a certain urgency to be outside, capturing photos. The weather has been in the 70′s here in, and there have been dire predictions of an advancing cold weather front (even snow) by the end of the week. If and when that happens, most of the glorious fall foliage will be gone. I don’t use the word glorious often, but I’m sure most of my fellow Minnesotans will agree–this has been a glorious autumn showing of color!