Photography Project 26 – N is for…

What else could it be? Nature photography. I would hazard a guess that more people consider themselves nature photographers than would classify themselves as any other type of shooter. There's an unending wealth of opportunities out there for those of us who love to take our cameras into nature in any of its many forms,…

Photography Project 26 – M is for …

Meteors (or the lack of them) On Friday night / Saturday morning it was expected that here in Canada we were going to be in prime position to see a spectacular meteor shower - the Camelopardalis shower. Now, a couple of weeks ago I was reading an article in a magazine about what settings to…

Photography Project 26 – L is for…

Light Someone recently asked me which was more important to producing a good photograph, light or a quality lens. The answer is simple, but not always obvious. With a poor lens and a good light a photographer can produce a worthwhile picture. With bad light and the best lens / camera combination, it is much…

Photography Project 26 – K is for…

Kids Or children, or babies. The baby photography market is a strong one and growing all the time as new, proud parents see the quality of work that's out there and decide that little Jemima would look simply adorable tucked up in a washing basket. With a buttercup on her head. Baby photography has come…

Photography Project 26 – J is for…

Joy I spent some time wondering what to use to illustrate J but couldn't think of anything that really fitted what this blog is about. Oh yes, there was Jay, as in Blue Jay, a ubiquitous bird in cottage country to the north of us. I've many shots of jays sitting on the hard drive,…

Photography Project 26 – I is for…

Impressionistic So there could only be one entry for I in this kind of blog. We've touched on Impressionistic representations in previous posts, especially in Form, and this is one area that I find increasingly compelling. Now, I suspect that part of my desire to produce something more artistic than a straight photograph might be…

Photography Project 26 – H is for…

Hard contrast. There are some textures that lend themselves to an increased level of contrast. In this case the shot is of a wooden barn at Balls Falls (see previous post). The original shot was good, but didn't have that 'pop' that the picture seemed to demand. Not much post-processing was needed, but tweaking the…