Thursday, October 5, 2017

Cedar Falls- A Study in Black and White

Cedar Falls a Study in Balck and White

A well-recognized waterfall in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio.
Sometimes things just look better in  B&W. This is a case in point.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Backyard Flower

Sometimes you do not need to travel very far to find a good subject for photography. This was in the back yard about 4 feet from the door. The light was right for a good image. The new class term starts on Aug 21st. You may sign up in the right side bar here on the site.

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.