THE LITTLE LAKE
One of my favorite things to do when I have some free time, is to go for a walk with a camera in hand. I have always loved capturing a moment of beauty or interest and the art of reflecting everyday life in a unique way. Living in the mountains and being surrounded by lakes and wild life gives a budding photographer, such as myself, an abundant and beautiful palate of readily available landscapes to photograph.
I have to be honest. I’m no professional. I love photographs and have lots of friends that have pursued photography on a much more professional level. However, I do love experiencing life and a huge part of experiencing it is the art of capturing it. The Latin word captura from the root cap- means ‘seized or taken’, and that is exactly what a photograph does; it takes a moment in time and allows you to take that “time” with you. We’ve all heard the expression “Carpe Diem” translated “Seize the day” and this aphorism captures the very essence of photographers everywhere. Whether professional, mere amateurs or a hobbyist, we live to seize the day by taking captive every fraction of a second we can; taking time as a prisoner of our affairs. This is how I seize my days. This is how I have captured my best moments with WILDlife.
10 Stunning Website Templates for Photographers
Photography is a style and a form of art that includes taking images using light and then having to project them, and later on, fixing them to form images on a precise medium, both digital and physical). Image is everything, and no, it's not just a photography pun. When you upload your photos to the Internet, you want them to really connect with your audience. One of the best ways to do this is by designing an amazing photography website.
Street Photography in Strange Territory
Jeff Wall had the best ideas. He used to stage photographs that looked like they were street photographs. But in reality, they weren’t. The “street” photographs he took way back in the early 80s were reconstructions of what Wall envisioned street shots should be like.
The Art of Avoiding Common Animal Photography Mistakes
Animal photography can be a gratifying and exciting experience for a photographer - even if it's not one of the easiest photography genres to capture. Subjects can be active, fidgety, timid, or downright elusive. Whether your subject is a domestic pet or wildlife, it's unfortunately too easy to make mistakes. We have put together some tips to help you avoid common mistakes and improve your animal photography.
The Window Bird Chronicles
I don't remember exactly when the outer window to my bathroom was broken, but I do remember the day. The North Carolina outer banks had been under a hurricane warning (possibly Hurricane Arthur), and strong winds and rain pounded the Sandhills. I had braved walking outside after hearing a loud noise that morning and saw that a tree behind our house had slumped over. There luckily wasn't any damage except for the broken window, and since it was an outer portion and there was still a screen and another glass portion we could put up, we didn't think much about it. Not too long after, there was a lot of rustling in the window area in the mornings. A bird had begun building a nest neatly in the corner of the small rectangular window area.
The Secret Camera Stores Don’t Want You To Know
Every hobby, sport, and profession has stores or other distribution channels that sell the equipment and supplies specific to that genre. And whether a camera store, a music store, a craft store, a motorcycle shop, a video game store or any other, to the aficionado, they are all candy stores.
On Squirrels, or: The Joy of the Unwilling Photo Subject
There's a story behind my first squirrel picture. I was coming home from a different photo opportunity - a little concert in an indie music store, perfectly lit to the eye but it might has well have been half a mile below the surface to the camera. As I passed through a small park, I noticed a single squirrel skulking around in front of an adjacent business. Inspiration struck: As long as I'm carrying this gear bag, why not try to get a shot of the little furball?
New Ideas and New Challenges
With every image that is captured it always leaves a lasting mark that people can hold onto for generations to come. Over the course of time, we have seen countless photographs and paintings that have always been redesigned and tweaked. In which it inspires artists to almost redesign it from their perspective and almost highlight it to entice viewers back to want to pay homage to the original pieces that we all know and love. Which transforms the art and photographs into something that is new, fun, and exciting. It is this sense of creativity and imagination that inspires me to do this with other peoples’ photographs and my own. I get a chance to see how they look from my perspective, and I get to express myself more by adding my own personal flare.
The DIY Art That Is Shifting The Way I See Good Photographs
Do you ever wonder what is behind the photographs and artworks that keep you hooked inside the frame for a solid minute or more?
16 Expert and Easy Photography Marketing Ideas
The idea that our product or content message spreads massively and quickly among users and it is they themselves who promote this content and thus can make it viral on different social networks.
Putting Away My Photography
Just the thought of snapping an exceptional photograph at the click of the shutter button while holding the firm leatherette grip at the same time and holding the barrel of the lens attached with my left give me nothin’ but pure joy, the time stops for a moment as my mind that normally, habitually acts like a “rottweiler” starts to calm down escaping to its solitary cave while I’m left to just soak in the present moment.
There it was. Melting into spring. The half-frozen world from the tiny window in my parent's basement. Truly the ugliest time of the year, or what I call it, hybrid spring. Or hybrid winter. Depending on how you look at it. Either way, I didn't want to be here. I wanted to be back in Australia.
Rock. Paper. Scissors.
The original inspiration for my artwork series: Rock. Paper. Scissors. are the intricate Chinese paper cuts that my mother would create during Chinese new year called chuāng huā. As a child I would watch her meticulously cut traditional Chinese designs using her tiny pair of scissors. She would make designs including zodiac animals, flowers and Chinese characters arranged within a highly patterned background. These intricate paper cuts would be hung in the window to catch the sunlight and create beautiful dappled shadow patterns. Throughout history, many different cultures have their own version of paper cut folk art customs similar to this such as papel picado in Mexico or scherenschnitt in Germany & Switzerland. I wanted to create patterns of my own like my mother created but with organic and natural shapes that I am familiar with in my contemporary life.
Which Filter is Best for Photography?
FILTERS HAVE DIFFERENT SIZES FIT FOR DIFFERENT CAMERA LENS You just have to know the diameter of your camera. Look on the inside of your Camera. Nine times out of ten the size of the lens cap is printed on the inside.
River Lagan Walks. Part Eight.
Getting out and about in Mother Nature is good for my health, mental health and well-being and for my River Lagan Walks books available on Amazon.com-Aunidan Christi and for my stories here on Vocal.Media.com and the various Social Media Sites and photography sites I am on online.
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