Tripod, Tripod, Tripod

Lug it. Embrace it. Carry it. Use a tripod. My pictures shot to the next level once I started using a tripod. This was one of the tips I got …

Encouragement and Support

Seek out other people who will encourage and help you to grow in photography and in art. Seeing the ongoing disciplined work of Elizabeth Carefoot and other artist friends keep …

Shoot RAW

The micro contrast and your interpretation/processing of a RAW will be better than a JPEG file. Post processing a RAW file is better, more personal and has potential for greater …

Embrace Post Processing

If you do not already do your own post processing of digital photos – learn to do it. There are many tutorials available on the internet. In digital photography, post …

Basic Post Production Work Flow

RAW conversion – I re-balance the entire photo in Adobe Bridge. I assess the color balance and individual colors and edit color here (or in Photoshop). Save the image as …

Friends and Lovers – color theory

“Color forms its own composition.” The above quote is from talented portrait photographer Gabor Gasztonyi, click on the link below to see examples of her work: https://www.gaborphotography.com/ Analogous colors are …

What is composition?

Composition is where lines, tone or color are put on a piece of paper, canvas or photograph. Putting something in the center is strong, calm, solid, still, stable or boring …

Subject

What is your subject?  This should be obvious to the viewer. Choose the best example of your subject whether it is the most attractive garden viewpoint or the most attractive …

Framing

In garden photography the sky is often eliminated. Also, do not include too much of an uninteresting ground, gravel path or grass lawn. Make each inch of photo real-estate count. …