Are Backgrounds Important?

June 27, 2014  •  1 Comment
Until I started macro photography, I never considered backgrounds, because the landscape photos I took were pretty much one dimensional, everything was in focus. But I now realize, backgrounds are the key to interesting and artistic photos. As I analyzed other photographers’ work, I really liked the artistic blurred backgrounds in macro photos,...
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Seeing The World Through A New Perspective

June 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
A friend of mine said I would never use my macro lens after I finished last semester’s macro photography class. That bothered me a bit because the purchase of the Tamron lens was a bit of a stretch for a retiree. But now I am finding I can’t stop using it! It’s allowing me to look at the world through a new perspective. I am now seeing things that...
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Managing The Sun

May 24, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
In my last blog, I discussed why shooting on cloudy days isn’t always bad. That’s really trying to make the best out of a bad situation. Fortunately, the sun has finally decided to make its appearance on a regular basis, so it’s time to manage the sun. Light is the key to good photography. Anyone can take an OK picture no matter what the weather...
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Cloudy Isn't Always Bad

May 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
This spring has been plagued with cool and cloudy days. We’ve had to wait so long for the spring flowers. But I couldn’t wait any longer for a sunny day to go take pictures, because the spring flowers are blooming. So off to Boerner Botanical I went on a cloudy Wednesday. I decided to use my macro lens during this photo shoot and hand-hold my ca...
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Take Time To Smell The Wildflowers

May 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
When my kids were young, our family looked forward to the wildflowers of spring, Our large yard in Racine County had wild violets, lily of the valley and some trilliums that made their appearance every year. We would also walk out to some wooded areas near our home or went up to Whitnall Park to enjoy the wild flowers. This was definitely one thin...
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