Natural Light

I enjoy using natural light for my photographs.  It enables you to be more spontaneous with your photographs and not worry about lugging around a lot of heavy equipment. With natural light you could let the light fall directly on the subject, so that they … Continue readingNatural Light

Motion

Sometimes rescue animals are very distrusting of that big black box (camera) that you are holding to your face. One of the ways that I get them more relaxed is to play with them.   Once they are in motion running after a ball or toy  … Continue readingMotion

Shadows

Shadows seemed to be a perfect subject this week.  I have some equipment for off camera lighting that I was wishing to try out.  I had an image in my mind which I wanted to try with Declan.  That image would have had Declan looking … Continue readingShadows

Happy Dog

Meet this Happy Boy Rogan. Rogan is a 2 year old male Pit Bull Terrier and American Bull Dog Mix.  He is such a sweet boy and very smart as well.  While he has been at the kennel, he has learned to sit, shake, down, … Continue readingHappy Dog

Brown

Brown is actually one of my favorite colors. I know what your thinking, brown isnt that colorful! When I see brown, I see nature! I see the sandy beach or desert, the ivory of an elephants tusk to the rich color of chestnuts. The shades … Continue readingBrown

Golden Hour

My favorite time to take images is on the fringes of the day,  early morning just before sunrise through the rise of the golden sun spreading warm tones across the landscape.  We again get those golden tones as the sun lowers again at the end … Continue readingGolden Hour

Architectural

This weeks challenge is too use some sort of architectural element in our images.  I immediately thought about Franklin Square.  Franklin Square was initially an industrial neighborhood.  As industries moved out, but eventually someone had the great idea to turn the area into a combination … Continue readingArchitectural

Wide Open

This weeks challenge was to shoot wide-open.  Wide-open refers to the widest aperture that your lens allows.  Depending on the lens you use,  this could vary greatly.  I have one fixed lens that I can shoot at an f- stop as low as 1.4.  On … Continue readingWide Open

Negative Space

Negative space is used to create eye movement across the image.  Doing this creates more interest.  In animal photography, I often create the negative space towards the area the animal is looking.  It stimulates the viewer to wonder where the animal is running or what … Continue readingNegative Space

Big Sky

This weeks subject provided a little bit of a challenge this week.  The weather was not cooperating.  Although we had a few brief moments that I saw big puffy clouds, they didn’t happen to be at a time that I was free to take some images, … Continue readingBig Sky