German photographer Mandy Karlowski received her first camera as a gift from the family that was hosting her during an exchange student program in the U.S. She took photos of everything from family and friends to all the places she traveled to and even the family dogs! Very quickly she realised that she found […]
I have written about cultivating the creative and overcoming the fear factor. Let’s consider ideas to help you recognize your talents! Many photographers find that there are periods when they are unsure of their abilities. Discovering that you have a photographic ‘eye’ is an exciting moment. Then the frustration of learning the mechanics comes in […]
It wasn’t until digital cameras arrived that Spanish photographer Oscar Simon Navarrete got into photography. He was so fascinated by the photos that he saw on the internet that he purchased a Nikon 2 megapixel camera. He wanted to capture the images he saw online himself and started to practice by photographing sunsets. He caught […]
Dragan started photography back in the 80’s through watching his uncle creating his own black and white photos in his darkroom in his hometown of Belgrade in Serbia. He was around twelve and his first camera was an extremely low-tech, fully manual plastic box which was capable of taking surprisingly decent photos. He has been […]
“Cementland” was intended to be a public art exhibit on the 54-acre site of a former cement factory just north of St. Louis, Missouri. It is the unfinished work of artistic genius Bob Cassilly, a sculptor, and entrepreneur, in St. Louis, Missouri. Bob Cassilly was also the founder of the St. Louis “City Museum”, which draws over 700,000 visitors a […]
I recently returned from the UK, where I love being a visitor in my homeland. A great delight for me is capturing a different perspective of buildings and sites that I previously took for granted. This is something I highly recommend as a photographer. Take time to be tourists, whether visiting new locations, or just […]
Semi-professional, German born photographer Lennart Bader, was only 14 when his classmate bought a Canon 30D camera. He was so impressed by the pictures it produced, he purchased a Canon 350D himself soon after. He spent the next few years photographing mainly during the holidays but without really experimenting with his photos, and because his […]
This has been an unusual spring to say the least. We took our annual trip to Charleston in March to photograph the magnificent Magnolia Plantation and other very cool places in the Charleston area. Normally, the gardens would be teeming with various colors of azalea and other flowers and flowing spanish moss. This year, the […]
During spring in Charleston, I shoot mostly infrared, using my D800 with the Super color (590nm) conversion from Lifepixel. Although, I photograph mostly B&W infrared, we’ll have a look at color infrared in a future blog post. One of the iconic images from Charleston are Oak Lanes. Many are on private property, still shootable from […]
Taking the next step either in your photographic career, or just improving your technique can be intimidating. Starting with mastering the camera controls, to editing in various software platforms, the fear factor exists for many. How do you decide which image is worthy? Are you influenced by the opinions others? Are you afraid to break […]
As photographers, we are constantly trying to perfect our art. We take time to meticulously study the rules, decide when to break them, and for the most part are our worst critics. This has been known to dampen our intuitively creative nature. What do you do to rejuvenate your creative side? There have been many […]
The Missouri Botanical Gardens Orchid Show
As an infrared photographer for many years, I always look forward to the first spring photography outing of the year in Charleston, SC. The early spring lime greens are prime for infrared. The translucence sings! Actually, most of my photography in the spring is made with my D800 with the super color conversion from Lifepixel. […]
If you are someone who like Monochrome Infrared, then you will love the Infrared digital art of Vern Bartley.
Rock n Roll . . . in Infrared??? . . . oh yeahhhh
143 years old and still in working order.
If you enjoy Monochrome Infrared Landscapes, you will love Luke Tscharke’s work.
So, . . . . What are feral horses??
In the world of Infrared Photography, Laurie Klein is well known for her stunning monochrome Infrared images. I recently had the opportunity to interview her.