Countdown of favorite images from 2011 – #6 and #5.

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Like many folks, I am busy reflecting on the year gone by and making plans for 2012. One thing I like to do at this time is select my favorite photos. Over the next few posts I will share these favorites with you. My top ten countdown continues with these images. Smith Island is a wonderful place to photograph. It is a small archipelago in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay, about a 45 minute ferry boat ride west of Crisfield, MD. The work basin in Ewell offers an abundant number and variety of subjects...

Countdown of favorite images from 2011 … #8 and #7

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Like many folks, I am busy reflecting on the year gone by and making plans for 2012. One thing I like to do at this time is select my favorite photos. Over the next few posts I will share these favorites with you. My top ten countdown continues with these images: When heading out to do some nature and outdoor photography, I like many other photographers have several preconceived images in mind. Often enough, existing circumstances come together and permit us to capture these images. However, if you are like me, you will create some of...

Countdown of favorite images from 2011… # 10 and #9

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Like many folks, I am busy reflecting on the year gone by and making plans for 2012. One thing I like to do at this time is select my favorite photos. Over the next few posts I will share these favorites with you. My top ten countdown begins with these images: When putting together a travelogue, many photographers include images only of the key attractions and major buildings of the cities they visited. That’s fine. However, to spice up the visual stories of your travels, include photos of annual events, local inhabitants at work and...

Excellent resource

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Given all the bells and whistles packed into digital cameras nowadays, the powerful post-processing software available, and the variety of output options, photographers of all levels encounter what do I do situations. When this happens to you, I highly recommend the Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter is one place you turn. Tim Grey is a photographer and digital imaging expert who has authored a variety of photography books and video training courses. His daily email newsletter is an excellent resource photographers can use to find clear how-to answers to their questions about digital photography. Here is...

New Year’s Resolution … Keep The Best & Ditch The Rest

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On New Year’s Eve several students and I photographed the fireworks in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. The show was particularly spectacular this year thanks in large part to the calm weather and wind. The fireworks burst, boomed, and brightened the sky over the Inner Harbor for almost 20 minutes. Thus, it was possible to shoot 75 or more exposures. After a careful review, I decided to keep only 10 of the images I shot and discard the rest. In our digital age, one will suddenly generate a massive collection of photos if one does not select...

Sammy the Snake teachessss photography

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When my daughters were little I loved watching Sesame Street with them, and Sammy the Snake was one of my favorite characters (Did I type that out loud?  I meant their favorite, their favorite).   Sammy helped to teach the alphabet because he looked and sounded just like the letter S, oh yessssssss! Over a recent weekend I met a few snaky friends of Sammy’s and discovered Sammy is not the only snake with teaching skills.   When his friends saw my camera they slithered up and asked that I give you the following tips on how to...

St. Michaels Photo Weekend

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Earlier this week, I returned home from teaching a weekend photo workshop in magnificent Talbot County, Maryland.  Nestled in the tidewaters of the Chesapeake Bay, Talbot County has over 600 miles of shoreline, including five rivers and their tributaries.  As they have done here for generations, watermen ply the waters of the Bay.  Their boats, harbors, fishing gear, crab pots, and fresh catches provide an endless array of photo opportunities. St. Michael’s, situated on the Miles River, is a key destination for boaters in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  With its wide variety of boats, reflections, and...

Fourth of July Photo Fun

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Students and clients of mine learn one will develop and expand their photography skills by shooting locally.  Moreover, one will produce some of her/his best work in and around one’s hometown.  In addition to capturing and creating images near home, I also recommend my students have fun with their cameras.  Over the July 4th weekend I had the opportunity to follow my own advice … and I want to share the results with you. The historic Dundalk community has the longest running July 4th parade in all of Maryland.  My favorite Baltimore Hons Charlene Osborne,...