Monthly Archives: August 2011

Free Print at Brandywine Festival of the Arts

One of Wilmington, Delaware’s largest craft festivals, the Brandywine Festival of the Arts is almost here!  The two-day show will have over 275 exhibitors, including yours truly, along the lovely Brandywine River.  The festival will be held outside rain or … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Lucky Shot?

I showed a friend a recent shot one time of a dragonfly sitting on a cattail leaf.  Her reply was, “Wow! Lucky shot!” It takes a lot of hard work and patience to make it look that easy.  Anticipating the … Continue reading

Posted in Composition 101 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Pan It!

 It’s dusk.  Your flash doesn’t reach to the subject.  The subject is moving fast.  The camera is shooting at a very slow shutter speed.  You hold the camera steady and the background is clear, but your subject is a blurry … Continue reading

Posted in Composition 101, Trouble-shooting | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Of Vision and Perception

When I do close-up photography, my preference is for using a focus so shallow that only a few details stand out in sharp relief from a softly flowing foreground and background, making it very abstract.  When I show them, I … Continue reading

Posted in Art Thoughts | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Blur Can Be Beatiful!

Ever tried shooting in a darkened room and ended up with everything coming out as streaks, jagged lines and ghosts?  A camera needs a certain amount of light to take a picture.  One way to get enough light is to … Continue reading

Posted in Composition 101 | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment