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What To Shoot When There’s Nothing To Shoot

(Hover your mouse pointer over the photos for notes.) I am of the school of thought that in order to become a truly excellent photographer, one must practice every single day. If the camera is only brought out for special events or specific assignments, the photographer is relegated to the “occasional” category and cannot truly […]

Subject Goals for 2011 and Beyond

My husband and I spent the weekend buzzing around town on his motorcycle (sorry to rub in the fact that we’re enjoying 70-degree weather here in Arizona at the moment). As such I didn’t bring my camera along, even though I continued to look at the day with a photographer’s eye. I really must get […]

Specify Your Subject

I’ve mentioned quite a bit, lately, about the importance of being specific in your subject when you take a photograph. Subject matter can go beyond actual things, people, or places, to also encompass a story, or a feeling. Whether your intended subject is an object, or a concept, it is important to have that subject […]

Curing Photographer’s Block

Writers aren’t the only folks who suffer from a “block” on occasion. It happens to photographers, too. There are times when we pick up the camera but aren’t inspired to shoot. We know we want the satisfaction of clicking shutters and full memory cards, but we’re just not feeling it at the moment. Here are […]

Favorite Photography Subjects

I seem to be drawn to taking photographs of architecture.  I love old buildings, arches, columns, and converging lines.  I love historic landmarks and old military forts. Whenever I take a stroll in a city, I find myself stopping frequently along the sidewalks.  I take a lot of pictures with the camera pointed up toward […]