From Handshakes to Hugs!

From Handshakes to Hugs!

  Yesterday, I spoke about moving beyond the handshake shot.  Today, I thought I’d add a few more examples.  Remember yesterday, I suggested you might ask yourself questions like, do I need the whole bench?  Well?  You decide (see examples below)   And then...
Curled up with you…..

Curled up with you…..

As the cold settles in, I decided to warm up with a look at some old flower images.  This particular image is a favorite that I’ve used for presentations.  This time, I used different processing techniques, learned watching a recent Nik Webinar.  I used filters...
Rules, according to whom? (edited versions)

Rules, according to whom? (edited versions)

Rules are a good thing.  They are especially helpful for new photographers/artists.  They give us a good idea of what works, what does not and why.  Sometimes rules can be broken with good result.  One such rule is that of cutting your frame in half.  Normally this is...
Nature Story & Design Elements

Nature Story & Design Elements

As we were in Devils Garden, I was sitting, relaxing and enjoying some shade.  While chatting with one of the participants, I noticed this scene.  I was struck by the unique nature story that was in the mostly flat wall about 8 feet above ground.  How did this happen?...
The Colors of Ireland

The Colors of Ireland

While most of the tour was spent with the wild Irish landscape, we did have opportunity to shoot some in the charming small towns from time to time.  This little town had lots of color as most do. Rather than capture the entire building or street scene,  I instead...

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