There are several ways you can do macro photography on a budget, but for this assignment I explored one way I had never tried before! It’s true that flipping the lens isn’t the sharpest way to create macro photos. For starters, macro photography has such an incredibly shallow depth of field. To hold both the […]
Patriotic Photos…in the Snow?
I was so excited when Pennsylvania State Representative Andrew Lewis said we could do a photo assignment for him! This could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! And as such, not even a snowy day could keep me from shooting (or at least attempting to shoot!) some very specific, 4th-of-July-looking photos! When I got the details for […]
Capturing Family Moments Together
As I was preparing for this month’s Lenspiration Shoot to Serve Photo Assignment, Christian from Christian Family Reformation introduced me to this idea of a new kind of photography I hadn’t really tried doing professionally before: Family Photojournalism. Why not professionally, artistically, document the fun and happy moments you have together as a family? Maybe […]
Is This Assignment Even Possible?!
I had such a great time with this assignment! At first, I didn’t know how I was going to do it. I wasn’t even sure if I could do it! But approaching it one step at a time, and solving one problem at a time, I was neat to see how it all come together. […]
Lots and Lots of Limes and Lemons!
When it comes to a real-life photo assignment, it doesn’t get much better than Raw Ingredients! A small, family-owned business, looking for clean, bright, stock-like photos of just about anything! Lots of ingredients are used in Oil of Joy Apothecary’s myriad of products. Just pick an ingredient, and run with it! I had no idea […]
The Hike To Seneca Rocks
Oh the sheer fun of taking a camera on a hike with no real purpose other than to just photograph whatever strikes my fancy! Such a whimsical experience is not so common a happenstance for me any more these days. There always seems to be some sort of grown-up distraction from the old-fashioned hikes I […]
“It’s barely the beginning of October, and you want me to start thinking about Thanksgiving?!” Well, welcome to the world of graphic design, publishing, and commercial photography! For those of us who like to do most of our photography in the outdoors, I guess this can be a bit of a problem. For me, it […]
Same Location, Three Different Times of Day
Have you ever gone to the same location multiple times in the same day, simply to observe what the place looked like at those different times of day? You would think that I, of all people, would have done this many, many times since I love landscape photography. But getting to a location isn’t always […]
Exploring Interesting Textures
It shouldn’t be hard to find Interesting Textures everywhere you go, even in places you’ve never explored before! As you just saw, I took lots of texture pictures. I thought I had done a pretty good job. However, it wasn’t until after I put them on the computer and started sorting through them that I […]
The Bright Outdoors!
If this month’s photo assignment is to photograph The Bright Outdoors, than it means the best time to shoot is while the sun is shining, I’d say! But what happens if the sun isn’t going to be shining for very long? Then it’s time to take on an extra challenge! To see the photos I […]
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