Thursday, June 29, 2017

Why take a Photo Class


Do you own a digital camera but are so overwhelmed by all the bells, whistles, and buttons that you give up and leave it  set on automatic?
Would you like to  be  able to make excellent images instead of the average snapshots you get from the automatic settings?
On the first night of one of my beginning classes, a student expressed the opinion that he took good photos. After 3 lessons the same student stated that he now realized what a good photo looked like and that his work was greatly improving.
One of the primary reasons to take a photo class is to learn to appreciate and identify a quality image. This gives you a tangible goal to aim for.
A second reason is to learn the technical information required to create a quality image. An excellent result is based on proper knowledge and correct application of photographic principles.
A third reason is to receive feedback and support as you develop your photographic talents. A good instructor will guide  you to create your best work.
The last but not least is to HAVE FUN !  Enjoy and share your photos of family holidays, reunions, friends, your pets antics, vacations,  and gorgeous sunsets.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

West Virginia Waterfalls




A run-off waterfalls along Rt 41 in West Virginia.  A weekend outing to the "wilds" of W.Va. resulted in this image. It had been raining all weekend and was still raining as I stood under my umbrella to take this image. The constant rain had greatly contributed to the volume of water rolling over the falls. In high summer it does not look as good.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Autumn at Metcalfe Bottoms -Gatlinburg


Fading sunlight illuminates the foliage at Metcalfe Bottoms near Gatlinburg in the Smoky mountains. A wonderful place to spend the afternoon on a day off.  The recent fires did not touch this area and some of the leaves are still on the trees.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sunset For The Class

---Sunset Solitude---

Last night was the last Landscape Photography class until fall.
It was field trip night to a local park. A very warm evening but everyone enjoyed it.
As you can see the sunset alone was worth the trip. 
Nature put on a good show for us.
Thank you to all the students who attended. 
Part of the fun for me is to watch your images grow better & better as the class progresses.
Be sure to watch this blog for next falls' schedule.











Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Saturday Photo

---MILL STREAM---

A quick field trip to the Lima area resulted in this photo.
An old mill stream from the 1800's. The mill is long since gone.
But the stream and its beauty remain.
Just off the main road and below a bridge, 
it is amazing what we can find if we slow down a bit and look.
A country church with a wedding about to start is just behind us.
The bride, groom, and wedding party wondering what we are photographing.
Their view of beauty, much more narrowly focused.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunrise First Day Of Summer


---BEFORE SUNRISE---

Just before sunrise, the first day of summer looked like this.
It turned out to be hot and muggy but at least it started well.
Since we, in the mid-west, have been having 
August weather in June. I can't wait to see what we get 
when it is really August.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Townsend Wye







--- STREAM DREAM ---


Aside from roads and pathways, I have always been fascinated 
by the shapes and patterns made by flowing water.
Add to those patterns a bit of reflection and we get something beautiful.
This was taken near the Smoky Mountains at the Townsend Wye in Tennessee.
After sitting for a while, watching and photographing 
the patterns change with the movement of the sun,
 I felt that this was the most pleasing arrangement of the day.