I have two favorite photographer books that I sit down with on a regular basis and just browse. It’s like getting the batteries charged. I always come away refreshed and ready to start taking photos. The first of the two books is Sam Abell’s The Life of a Photograph. A long time National Geographic photographer … [Read more…]
Tanya Ocegueda and Brian Niemela Wedding, August 13, 2011 at the St. John of the Cross Church. These photos are my personal work from the wedding. I had to leave early and didn’t get the couple at the reception. You may download any or all the photos. Note: Like everyone else at the wedding I was … [Read more…]
Tried to take photos of the California coast out a closed window on the Amtrak train heading south. The mistake I made was not using a faster shutter speed. I really needed to use a speed greater than 1000-of-a-second. Yes the scene in the distance is O.K. but the foreground is blurred. In this photo … [Read more…]
Here’s what happens when you focus one one end of the light spectrum (Black) and ignore the other end (White.) Let’s just say I wasn’t thinking about a good overall exposure.
Why these two pictures? Because I thought they would be far too much contrast to be any good. In the exterior photo the shadow area I was sure would be black because I set the exposure from the red SERVICE sign. And the interior photo I set the exposure by the light coming through the … [Read more…]