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Photography Location Guide to Maine Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island

February 19th, 2019

Photography Location Guide to Maine Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island

Acadia National Park is located in the U.S. state of Maine. It is a 5 hour drive from Boston or 3 hours from Portland, Maine. It was one of the first National Parks created in the USA and remains the only one to day in New England Northeast. It�s the 5th smallest in size but ranks in the top 10 for popularity. The park reserves much of Mount Desert Island, and associated smaller islands or areas like Isle au Hut and the Schoodic Peninsula. Originally named Lafayette National Park in 1919, it was renamed Acadia in 1929. Acadia is one of the most visited wildlife areas in the United States and a paradise for every photographer and outdoor enthusiast. The park loop road provides easy access to many of the ... Get Your Free Copy Here

Photography 101 Tips

February 19th, 2019

Photography 101 Tips

Photo Tip #6 of 20: Fill the frame with a main subject and you can�t go wrong. Many of the best photography pictures are the simplest ones where the main subject dominates >>> Find More Photo Tips

Macro Photography at the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

February 14th, 2019

Macro Photography at the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Exploring a local wildlife sanctuary can be very rewarding and beneficial for our photography. Usually one can find birds and other wildlife that are willing photographic objects, beautiful flowers, or insects of all sorts. My last local photo tour brought me back to the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester, MA. The sanctuary is located near Worcester, MA and is a short 55 minutes drive west of Boston. It has lots of trails to explore, a beaver pond, and a butterfly garden at the main building and entrance. I stayed put at the garden and had to pick a lens for my ... Learn More.

Minot Rose Garden Photography

February 14th, 2019

Minot Rose Garden Photography

Marbled rose was captured in one of my favorite flower photography locations in Brookline, the Minot Rose Garden. It is just a 5 minute drive away from my home and you may find me there in the early morning hours during May and June. I especially enjoy exploring the garden after an early morning ... Learn More.

Raindrops and Iris Flower Photography

February 14th, 2019

Raindrops and Iris Flower Photography

Iris flowers present the photographer with a beautiful floral subject. Forms are very unique and the flower comes in beautiful hues of white, purple or yellow. Usually I stumble upon them along the banks of Hall�s Pond or at its formal garden when I pursue local bird photography. Overcast sky provides the best condition for flower photography because it acts like a >>> LEARN MORE

Interior Design Quote of the Week

February 7th, 2019

Interior Design Quote of the Week

"When you put pictures on the walls, you see the greatest change in place." ~ Rita Konig

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Discovering Form in Photography

February 7th, 2019

Discovering Form in Photography

There are many elements of design, which include shape, line, pattern and texture. When combined, we experience form within a two-dimensional media. Each of these can make or break a photograph. I consider them equally important, but I look at the element of form as the most important element of art.

Forms are defined by their lines, shapes, and volume. Lines define the subject and determine its shape. Volume, from front to back, top to bottom and side to side, along with complimenting light is what makes a photo three-dimensional.

Photographing form can be capturing an overall contour of a three-dimensional object - say, a flower or composing an image from an unusual perspective and capturing its shape in an abstract way.

"Writers of light do it as well; they transform shape, line, color, pattern - passionless components - into photographs that grasp, delight, repulse, or inspire. Their work bestows life" - Anonymous

Lines

First and foremost, lines border our photographic object and, therefore, define its shape. Secondly, they effectively lead a viewer into and through a photograph. Naturally, when a viewer explores a photograph, his eyes move along the lines within or along the edges of an object. Compositional lines successfully used in photography pull the viewer into the photograph, either towards the main subject or through the scenery. Lines can be straight, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, curved or converging. Used effectively, each can have a positive impact, enhancing a photograph and creating a mood. A horizontal line appears static and is passive. It can convey quietness, but also can be boring. Diagonals are dynamic and convey movement, steering ahead and moving forward. Often a line from the bottom left to the upper right corner is considered positive, from bottom right to the upper left corner negative. Vertical lines appear strong, solid, and vital. A curved line has a >>> Learn More

Who inspired Ansel Adams?

February 7th, 2019

Who inspired Ansel Adams?

Ever wondered who might have inspired the great Ansel Adams, the dean of landscape photography ... Read More

Flower Fine Art Photography over Black

February 1st, 2019

Flower Fine Art Photography over Black

In these 2 photos of a purple iris I used a black cardboard as the backdrop. Dark backgrounds really make the colors of a flower pop and give the image a touch of elegance. Usually I choose >>> Learn More.

Birch Trees at the Boston Arnold Arboretum

February 1st, 2019

Birch Trees at the Boston Arnold Arboretum

There a family of birch trees that stand out on Bussey Hill at the Boston Arnold Arboretum. The trees are almost iconic to me since I tried so many times to capture their uniqueness and beauty but never produced an image that satisfied my quest for the next beautiful nature photograph. In my attempts I composed from the far front, from left and ... Learn More.

 

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