Lightroom Fun in Maui — Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

My two passions are travel and photography and in addition to cameras and cellphones there’s amazing photographic software out there. More and more that’s where much of the creative action is. I’ve been a user of Photoshop, Elements and Lightroom for some time (Photoshop over 30 years) along with Mac Photos and they’re great tools.Continue reading “Lightroom Fun in Maui — Cats and Trails and Garden Tales”

Cellphone Photography Basics

Phone Photography Tips Spend some time getting to know your cellphone’s photo app functions. Use The Photo App Options Most phone apps when opened start out in “photo auto” mode but there are additional options. They usually include features like “portrait” or “people” mode, “backlight” and “night scene” as a minimum. Each mode has aContinue reading “Cellphone Photography Basics”

Talking About Photography • Camera Controls

Exercising More Control When Taking Photographs When a photographer approaches a scene intending to take a picture he looks for what composition he can include in the frame and what the lighting will bring to enhancing the image. Those actions can best be seen as finding the image and capturing it, but there is moreContinue reading “Talking About Photography • Camera Controls”

More Talking About Photography

I’ve spent much of my life behind a camera. Maybe it started in 1961 when my Father couldn’t seem to get good pictures out of his first 35mm camera and in frustration he gave it to me. It didn’t take long before I was developing my own film and making prints in an improvised darkroom.Continue reading “More Talking About Photography”

Talking About Photography

PART 1 • Composition Rules For Better Photographs I’ve spent much of my life behind a camera. Maybe it started in 1961 when my Father couldn’t seem to get good pictures out of his first 35mm camera and in frustration he gave it to me. It didn’t take long before I was developing my ownContinue reading “Talking About Photography”