Archive for December, 2015

Photo Friday: Photographic Exercise

December 11, 2015

The artist who does not practice his art, is not an artist.  This holds true in all arts, including photography, so I’ve been practicing my breathing, and pressing the shutter calmer, to help eliminate camera shake in low light situations.

I get out of my job at 3:30 in the morning, so I have no problem finding low light situations, and I can’t exactly bring my tripod to work with me.  Armed with only a Canon SX610HS, and nothing else, I knew I had to time my breathing with the shutter button release, just right, or I would get a blurry image.  I did get some blurry shots, but the last ones taken in each area came out much better.

Here, then, are my final results.

They are not perfect, but compared to what I started with, they are improving nicely.

Photo Friday: Don’t put the camera away.

December 4, 2015

I will never understand the idea of putting the camera away as soon as all the leaves have fallen, before Winter.  Every season has something different, and beautiful, to offer to every photographer, whether amateur or professional.

If at any time you feel there is a total lack of subjects, just look closer.  The macro world has an unlimited supply of subjects.  Today’s photos show some of the detailed beauty that can be found only by getting a little closer.

These photos were taken with my Canon 7D Mark II, and edited in Adobe Lightroom.  The only exception is the squirrel, which was taken with a Canon SX610HS.