Austin is not known for its Autumn color display, but there are some colors and I set about trying to capture them on Friday evening. My plan was to shoot from the pedestrian walkway along IH-35 across Lady Bird Lake. I had seen this view while driving the kids to Six Flags in San Antonio… Read More Autumn Color in Austin
Earlier this week I went to the beach at Galveston Island State Park on the Gulf of Mexico. I was mainly there for a mini family vacation, so I didn’t spend a lot of time shooting pictures. About halfway through the day, I did drag the camera and tripod down to the water to take… Read More The Beach!
My fourth and final portraiture class was about trying a bunch of seemingly weird techniques to shoot portraits. Mainly using the flash lighting in ways that went against the conventional rules of shooting portraits. First, we shot a model with a white background. The background was lit by its own flash so it wouldn’t be… Read More Portrait Class, Part 4
In portrait class three we studied full length portraits and lighting. There was also a lot of discussion about hand orientation, leg position, and feet placement. There was a lot to keep in your head at once, while also trying to focus and frame the photo and communicate with the model. The below full length… Read More Portrait Class 3
I had my second installment of a portrait class that I am taking with my daughter. This class was focused on flashes. I don’t own an external flash for my camera so I had to use the equipment provided by the instructor. The first thing to try was direct flash with the flash mounted on… Read More Portrait Class, Part 2
Happy Father’s Day (in the USA). The day started off cloudy and rainy which ruined my planned morning photography outing. But in the afternoon the sun came out, and being of bored mind I wandered around my backyard and decided that I would take close-up photos of some lantana flowers. I went and grabbed my… Read More Lantana Flower Close-Up
I have been waiting for a decent day to go back out to Inks Lake and try shooting the little waterfall. There is a stream that travels over a lot of rocks getting down to the lake. When it hasn’t rained for a while, it can get down to a trickle, but we have had… Read More Sunday Afternoon at Inks Lake