Photography 101: Moment

Precious Moments

With the Cape Neddick, aka "Nubble" lighthouse in the background over the rough windswept sea, a young girl dressed in shorts and a pink fleece jacket, stands on the rocks and takes a photograph with her iPhone. Blonde hair pulled back in a ponytail without a care in the world.

I know many of you have seen this photo before, but this is a moment I’ll always cherish.

Normally I’d come unglued if someone were to so inconsiderately step right in front of me as I set up for a photograph. But all I could think of as my daughter stepped into the frame, without so much as a thought as to what Daddy was doing, iPhone raised to take her own picture, was “please don’t move, please don’t move, at least not until after I can press the shutter!”

I knew that if she did,ย the moment would be over. Having her pose in an attempt to recreate the scene would not have been the same.

I made a few really spectacular shots the day I made this. All very dramatic, waves crashing over the rocks. This will always be my favorite.

Photography 101: Mystery

The Mysterious Path

Life is a path with a beginning and an end.
Around each bend in that path you’ll encounter mystery and choice.
Plan as you may, the journey you intend as you start down the path,
May be far different from the journey you finish.

Rails. Pondicherry NWR

Photography 101: Warmth

“Drawing With Light”

Photography is all about the light. No matter the subject, light is what makes a photograph.
By using light you can create warmth.

Dawn On Boott Spur Trail

ย I rely on is the sun. The sun and the way its light warms the landscape during the Golden Hours at the beginning and end of each day.

Michelle.

Light can give a sense of warmth to a photo captured on a cold winter morning.

Autumn On The Isinglass

Warmth can also be conveyed by the color palette of the photo. Vibrant autumn foliage provides a warmth to the above photo on an otherwise gray and overcast day.
Warmth can also be created.
A simple white balance adjustment in Lightroom can completely change the feel of a photograph. Giving the second photo a warmer look and feel.

Sunsets Witness

Sunsets Witness