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They hit some bumps in the road on their way to Dairy. Bob complained the whole way.
Inspiration comes from strange places. On a trip last year to Arizona with our friends, Mark and Cat, their enthusiasm for toy dinosaurs was contagious. I couldn’t help myself, and returned with Bob and Nancy. I am currently suffering through a creative valley, and am looking for sparks anywhere they can be found. So here we go, the first episode about two dinosaurs that are currently roaming around my kitchen. Continue reading
Even though nature photography is our thing, Peter and I are continuing to practice our wildlife photography. I’m a believer in transference, what you learn in one discipline helps you be better in others. We were at the zoo recently, and as usual in moments of dearth, I went to the extreme of my zoom lens to try to see the world differently. Continue reading
Peter and I have been taken with the story of Vivian Maier. We watched one of the documentaries with the girls, and they also seemed to be fascinated. As a family, we even started deconstructing the technical elements that she used to capture her compelling images. On a recent trip to Disneyland, I thought I would channel Ms. Maier as a I tried to develop my street photography skills. It was harder than I could have imagined. Continue reading
I’ve written here before that I am trying to find a new zen with my endless focusing struggles. I’ve been exploring creating abstracts by moving the camera for some time now. Its not as easy as many think, I will often create 50+ images in the same place trying to get the framing and the speed of the movement just right to capture what I am after. Continue reading
Mary and I have a continuous light kit at home that we have used to make portraits of our family. Mary really wanted to learn how to use studio strobe lighting and its hard to learn by just watching videos, so we attended a class last weekend. Here is what I learned.
Last week Peter wrote about our experience photographing graffiti art in downtown LA. It was a fascinating tour; I had no idea there were so many different, named, styles and approaches. I found isolating shapes and colors great source material to create abstracts. Continue reading
I will be the first to admit, I’m not a wildlife photographer. But I do like to watch animals, and re-imagine new ways to photograph them. The abstract quality of zebra stripes combined with a high-key image approach keeps me behind my camera for hours. Continue reading
I’ve been toying with the idea of revving up another Project 52 just to help me keep the creative juices going. I went back to a favorite project and gave it another go; its a high-key flower look that creates a surreal effect. Here is how I did it. Continue reading