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Stretch Yourself Creatively

Sometimes I find that I become a tad complacent with my photography. Why? Complacency is comfortable. It is like curling up in an old leather recliner with a blanket that your aunt crocheted for you a dozen Christmases ago! It feels warm and...

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Photograph What You Love

When someone asks me what type of photographer I am, I often hesitate. I like to shoot many genres: street, architecture, birds, and landscapes, to name just a few. Some may say that photographing such a wide variety of subjects makes you a...

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Travel Photography, it’s in the Details

Whether you are touring to an exotic location overseas or a locale closer to home, travelling is always exciting. And when one of your goals is to illustrate your trip with photographs, it is crucial to capture not only the big picture but also intimate...

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Packing for a Photo Trip and the Rookie Tripod Mistake!

What photo gear do you pack when you are heading off on holidays? I'm done hauling 25-kg camera bags full of kit that I never use! I spent way too many trips with a sore back, feeling hot, and too exhausted to open my bag and change lenses. I understand...

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What I did On My Summer Vacation, Part 1-Paris

Back to reality. Last Friday my husband and I returned from our fantastic trip to Paris, Normandy and Scotland. What a marvellous holiday! Over the course of 22 days, we visited with family, experienced the history of D-Day, and went on some incredible...

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Fujifilm Reflections

I find it fitting that in less than a week I will be back in France where my love affair with both Fujifilm and street photography began almost two years ago to the day. I could not have imagined at the time that my X100T would open up so many...

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Distractions and Excuses

As I mentioned last week, I have a lot on my plate right now. So, I thought a post on dealing with distractions and making excuses would be appropriate. How do you manage distractions? I have sat down five or six times to write, and even though I have the...

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Light and Shadow in Street Photography

Don't ever let anyone tell you that you cannot shoot in harsh light! I love the deep shadows and bright light that hide and reveal subjects in a frame. Learning to see opportunities where light and shadow play together takes a bit of practice. However,...

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Workflow and a Glass of Wine

The other day I was looking back through my archives for some sample images for an article I was writing. As I flipped through old photos, I started thinking about my workflow and about how I select images. It is amazing what you find when you...

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Social Media is Not the Boss of Me

These days it seems that more and more photographers are spending endless amounts of time on social media. And recently I felt like I had fallen into that trap! There is too much emphasis put on likes and followers these days? And I think there is an...

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My Street Photography Definition

I posted an image a while back, and a viewer told me that it wasn’t “street photography.” When I took the photo, I was living in a small, gulf coast town in Mississippi. Not exactly the big city! I captured the picture at the beach, not in an...

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What do Bird and Street Photography Have in Common?

I'm writing this on a flight heading down to Houston, Texas. As we cruise along at 35,000 ft, I was contemplating what I could write about for my next blog post. I was listening to the latest episode of Ted Vierra’s new podcast, Photography Matters, and it...

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