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Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

May 10th, 2021

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

Moving water has become one of my favorite objects. These scenes are difficult to photograph but make for beautiful subjects. Sudbury River was one of my first of this kind. I first discovered the scene on a trip to one of my daugther's soccer games. The Fall foliage peak was almost over. When we came around the corner in our car I caught a glimpse of the bridge with the Sudbury river and committed the image to memory. Needless to say we won the game. Although the next day was overcast I decided to go back and work the object. Climbing down to the river was quite a hassle and adventure because of the slippery rocks and boulders but worth while. Turns out that overcast or twilight conditions are the most important ingredients when photographing moving water ... read the complete blog entry and get all the info about photographing moving water in my nature photography blog Where in the World is Juergen?.

Better Photo Tips

May 10th, 2021

Better Photo Tips

Photo Tip #8 of 20: When in doubt, leave things out and remove them from your composition. If there is something in the picture that is irrelevant to the photography subject or that somehow does not support the cause, try eliminating it. In this tree picture from Acadia National Park I eliminated the boring overcast sky and by the select focus on some of the tree trunks and moos I was able to eliminate distracting branches and trees while producing a more intimate New England Landscape Photography composition of the scenery. >>> Find More Photo Tips

Behind the Image Talk of Sunrise Photography Hello Boston

May 10th, 2021

Behind the Image Talk of Sunrise Photography Hello Boston

Memorial Drive is a great Boston sunrise photography spot. I often head over to the Cambridge site of the Charles River to capture the Back Bay skyline at twilight when its famous landmarks are illuminated by the night light. However, in the wee hours of the day, Boston looks different. The morning show started minutes before sunrise when the sky turned deep orange and continued after the sun hit the horizon. I equipped my camera with ... LEARN MORE.

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The Making of Boston Dark as Night

May 4th, 2021

The Making of Boston Dark as Night

Boston offers many photo ops for the local and travel photography enthusiast. There are plenty of historic landmarks and architectural marvels around. The skyline can be admired from many spots. One hot spot for Boston Skyline Photographyis Memorial Drive in Cambridge, MA. I love this area because it easily allows adjusting on the go. The other night I photographed into the night. While the sky turned dark, the city lights provided an interesting contrast. The icing on the cake was a really calm Charles River that I haven't experienced in quite some time. The windless night and quiet waters made for an excellent skyline reflection. Aperture in this picture was set at f/11, providing an exposure time of 20 seconds at ISO200. During routine post processing I adjusted lighting, contrast and color saturation before removing imperfections and sharpening the final Boston skyline image of Dark as NightGood light and happy photo making!

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Macro Photography Tip - Pick the right aperture setting to achieve sufficient Depth of Field

May 4th, 2021

Macro Photography Tip - Pick the right aperture setting to achieve sufficient Depth of Field

What is the appropriate aperture setting?

Small apertures are set by choosing large f/stop numbers like f/11 and larger. Those camera settings provide maximum depth of field.

Large apertures on the other hand (small f-stop number like f/5.6 and smaller) minimize depth of field.

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Photography 101 - Depth of Field

May 4th, 2021

Photography 101 - Depth of Field

Depth of field or DoF relates to the parts of a photograph that are in full focus and show acceptable details. We, as photographers, have control over the amount of depth of field in a photograph and depending on our photographic or artistic goals we may vary one or all of ... Learn More.

Interior Design Decorating Tip of The Week

May 3rd, 2021

Interior Design Decorating Tip of The Week

"The best interior designer can decorate your home, but without pictures on the walls it will lack a dimension that I find so important" ~ Rita Koenig

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Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

May 3rd, 2021

Nature Photography By Juergen Roth

Monthly Photography Tip: Besides cameras and lenses, a tripod is one of the most important investments for a nature photographer. High quality nature photographs are rarely achieved when hand holding your camera. A tripod is essential for low light during the morning, evening and twilight, for shooting wildlife, for macros and for experimenting with impressionistic photography. It not only steadies your shooting equipment for maximum image quality, it also will help you discover the world of photography. You are more likely to step back, think and compose the photograph. You will ask yourself: do I have a straight horizon, do I have sufficient depth of field or shall I open up the aperture setting to minimize depth of field, are there distracting elements in the foreground or background of my composition, do I even have a composition?

I personally prefer a ball-and-socket head with quick release for easy and fast adjustments. My tripod has no center column and the legs spread independently for setup on uneven terrain. The tripod collapses to almost ground level allowing me to explore ground level objects and shooting from different angles and perspectives. It is not too heavy for the longer photo excursions and trips I often pursue in the national and state parks of New England.

As an alternative, I sometimes bring a bean bag that allows me an easy, inexpensive setup at even lower levels then possible with a tripod. I also use it on rocks or positioning a telephoto lens on the hood or the roof of my car. Ready to go bean bags can be found at local photo dealers. You also can fill up your own 1 or 2 gallon size bag or freezer bag with dried beans. Add beans until the bag is nearly full but still flexible. Remove the air, zip up and you are ready to shoot.

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New York City Skyline Photography

May 3rd, 2021

New York City Skyline Photography

We spent a couple of nights in New York City the other weekend where I got a chance to photograph a classic view of the lower Manhattan New York City skyline at twilight. The panoramic pic, showing cityscape landmarks such as Freedom Tower (it was the night before it became the tallest building in the Big Apple again), Brooklyn Bridge, East River and FDR Drive, was taken from the Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, NY. The long wait finally paid off when >>> Learn More.

Behind the Photography Image of a Boston Skyline Favorite

April 17th, 2021

Behind the Photography Image of a Boston Skyline Favorite

A few days ago I visited one of my favorite photo locations for Boston Skyline Photography in East Boston, Massachusetts. I like this location as it provides one of the best views of downtown and the Boston Harbor. I also discovered some wood pilings from an old pier in the waters that make for great foreground features to add interest and depth to a photograph. Effectively used in a composition the pilings also lead a viewer in the and through the frame. That day, I arrived a bit early for twilight photography. There were beautiful last clouds rushing through the picture as the sky was clearing towards the end of the day. Equipped with a neutral density filter I extended exposure times to blur out the fast moving clouds and provide a sense of cloud movement. The longer exposure times also created Silky Water Effects in the harbor waters and around the wood pilings. In order to overcome the contrast between the darker foreground and the brighter sky I utilized a >>> LEARN MORE

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