Stretch Yourself Creatively

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 safe! The problem with...
Photograph What You Love

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 “jack of many trades,...
Travel Photography, it’s in the Details

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 details....
Packing for a Photo Trip and the Rookie Tripod Mistake!

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

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 walks and...
Fujifilm Reflections

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 doors for me. Here are...
Distractions and Excuses

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 best of...
Light and Shadow in Street Photography

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, once you...
Workflow and a Glass of Wine

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 re-visit old shoots. For...
Social Media is Not the Boss of Me

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 underlying...
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