Choosing your subject for a remarkable photograph.

Who is it? - Eguisheim, France

Who is it? – Eguisheim, France

Why do we shoot what we shoot?  Our personal preferences and interests most likely defines what images we capture. We probably saw something that caught our eye and our interest. But do our viewers have the same interest? Maybe, maybe not. We can’t please everyone, but our goal for remarkable photographs is for a majority of our viewers to find our images interesting to look at. So how do we pick a subject that pleases most of our viewers?    Continue reading

Pack your shot list along with your underwear

Fishing Boats - Lake Bled, Slovenia

Fishing Boats – Lake Bled, Slovenia

Let’s see, what am I forgetting?  Packing is not my favorite thing to do in the whole world, but traveling may be. Of course camera gear is the second priority right after underwear and socks. I love photographing almost everything, but travel photography is probably the most enjoyable, especially when it’s a new destination.  So I tolerate the packing chore to make sure I am ready to explore a new world.   Continue reading

A remarkable image is a remarkable story

Nancy, Indian Harbour Beach

Nancy, Indian Harbour Beach, FL

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.”  ― Ansel Adams

This Ansel Adams quote echoed in my mind for days after reading it several years ago. I always loved photography even as a young boy but I had never thought of photography as an expression of how I feel in the “deepest” sense. As I looked through an old photo album, I began to realize that every photo I have ever saved in an album or shared with others were photos expressing feelings about what was being photographed. Continue reading

Seven tips for remarkable smart phone photography

Cristin and Kristin - iPhone Photo, Natural Light, Rule of Thirds, Effects added in Camera +

Cristin and Kristin – iPhone Photo, Natural Light, Rule of Thirds, Effects added in Camera+

According to Yahoo!, 880 billion photos will be uploaded to the Internet in 2014. Facebook suggests that over 6 billion photos are posted every month on this popular social media site. With all this photography going on, all of us should be experts by now!  But have you seen some of these images?  Not always a pretty picture.   Continue reading