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  1. Signs of Spring

    25 Feb 2022

    “Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.” — Lewis Grizzard. As the cold of winter starts to leave, we experience the new beginning of spring every year. When spring begins to arrive, we can see the buds appearing on trees, crocus flowers popping up from…

  2. How to let an average winter walk surprise you!

    07 Feb 2022

    I recently braved 20-degree weather on a sunny Sunday morning to meet some photographers at a small lake in Maryland. I had not visited this lake before, but I had low expectations since we are in the dead of winter and currently without snow. I didn’t know what I would…

  3. Plant Portraits

    19 Jan 2022

    As a nature photographer, I yearn to be outdoors, capturing the beauty around me, but winter can restrict my ability to get out and shoot. I miss the bright colors of spring, summer, and fall. But, here is an idea to wash away the winter cold - plant portraits!   I…

  4. Summer in the DC Metro Area

    21 Jun 2021

    Living in the Virginia, Maryland, DC area offers so many great summertime places to photograph summer flowers. June thru August, there are so many places that shine. I encourage you to grab your camera, your sunscreen, water bottle and try out one or more of these great photo locations this…

  5. Mono No Aware: Appreciate the fleeting days of spring!

    28 Feb 2021

    Have you heard of the term Mono No Aware?  The concept originated in Japanese literature as early as the 1100s. During the 18th century, the idea spread through Japanese culture and became a tradition. The term means ” the pathos of things.” This term often implies sadness or a melancholy…

  6. Winter Rose

    25 Feb 2021

    “And there is a flower that strangely loves the bitterness of winter and blooms through the crystal of ice. It is the Christmas Rose, with a history worth telling…” The Christmas Rose, self-published by Arthur E. and Mildred V. Luedy (1948) Just as February is coming to an end,…

  7. Master creating beautiful high key images.

    15 Feb 2021

    High Key photography is a style typically found in commercial and portrait photos. This method creates an image with a bright white background and little to no shadows present. The final images are creative and project a luminous, airy quality. When capturing flowers in a high-key manner, they almost become…

  8. Emotion of Color

    01 Feb 2021

    “Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” - Claude Monet “Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.” – Pablo Picasso “The chief function of color should be to serve expression.” – Henri Matisse These famous artists all had something in common, their use and love for color.…

  9. Creative Editing: LAB Color Inversion

    26 Jan 2021

    Simple steps for all skill levels! If you are looking to add a creative flair to an image shot with a white background, try this quick technique to invert the image creating a black background.   This creative technique works well for images shot with a lightbox, light-pad, or white background…

  10. 10 Minutes A Day

    17 Aug 2020

    Are you just getting started with photography?  Are you uninspired, in a rut, or lacking creativity? Have you tried a 365 project in the past and failed?  No matter where you are as a photographer spending just 10 minutes a day with your camera can help you grow, improve your…

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