Photography 101 Day 9: Warmth and the Quality of Light

Photography means “drawing with light,” and when you snap a picture with your camera, you use and record light to create an image. Today, capture an image of warmth… This image was captured on a wintry night in New England.  The fire-pit was relatively new as I had built it only days before.   I…

Photography 101: Day 7

Day Seven: Big & Point of View Today, let’s go big. Whether inside or outside, photograph something of massive size. Feel free to interpret big in your own way, and get creative with your shot. This photo was taken today, just after I finished building the fire pit, seen in the back ground.  I was tired,…

Photography 101: Day 6

Day 6:  Connect–There are many ways to interpret this theme: from a gadget to a handshake, from a bridge to a gathering among friends. What’s yours? Do you ever play silly little games while doing a task?  I do…all the time.  Whether I’m vacuuming, cutting  grass or cooking there’s always some sort of competition playing…

How Do you Spell Bliss?

How do you spell bliss?  You probably spell it with the following letters…b,l,i,s and s.  Not me Sistah! (or Brothah)  I spell bliss with C an A and a T!   (no wonder everyone beats me at Scrabble)   If you want to get mathematical about it lets say: If A=B and B=A  then A and B are congruent….

Photography 101: Day 3

Day 3:  Water & Orientation We have different relationships to and stories about water: how it has saved or defeated us. How it reminds us of family vacations, outdoor adventures, or the hot summers of our childhood. How it might symbolize a place we’ve left behind, or a location we dream to go. This photo,very dear…

Photography 101: Day 2

Street & Establishing Shots   Captured this view from Ellis Island while vacationing with my daughter in New York City.  Not a street…but a a boardwalk  (hope that’s okay)

Photography 101: Day 1

Home And Getting Oriented Nothing says home like a front porch.  In fact, I almost named this site, Front Porch 101.  Many of my fond memories involve the combination of family, friends and front porches.  I learned much while sitting on the front porches of my childhood.  Sometimes we played cards and other times we…