http://www.tctosca.com/ and view a copy of their Spring issue.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Print of the month for May is this cheetah close-up photograph in black and white.
Hope you are all having a great year. I've been out photographing some of the spring migration, and photos should be coming soon!
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Woke up to a winter wonderland outside. Lots of sticky snow everywhere.
Today's photograph is only available on E-bay. The buy it now price is much less then I usually sell my prints for, so this is your chance to get a discount!
Print size: 8x10
Paper Type: Metallic photo paper - high shine, smooth finish with metallic look
Recommended Frame Size: I recommend matting this and framing in a 11x14 frame
This photograph will be printed by a professional print lab on gorgeous metallic paper. It will be signed by the photographer on the back in pencil. Ships well protected in a plastic sleeve and round cardboard tube that will keep it safe it on it's journey to you.
Friday, April 5, 2013
White Iron Lake, Ely, MN - Photographed after sunset
Landscape photographers are always searching for the "right" light. Usually this means "golden hour". Golden hour is approximately the hour or so before sunset when the light is softer, shadows are not as harsh, and everything tends to "glow" warmly. It tends to be when a lot of landscape photographs are taken - and with good reason - as it makes for fantastic photographs.
However, the half hour or more after sunset can be just as amazing for photographing landscapes. Strangely enough though, I've seen photographers pack up their gear as soon as the sun sets. They've gotten their sunset photographs, golden hour is over, so they are done. But "blue" hour can sometimes be as good or better depending on your goals. For instance, most shadows disappear altogether after sunset, making canyons easier to photograph.
Fish River Canyon, Namibia - Photographed after Sunset
Right after sunset the sky still contains sunset colors. Sometimes it is even more dramatic than during sunset - especially if there's clouds. And there's also the amazing blue color that is so intense!
Burntside Lake, Ely, MN - Photographed after Sunset
If photographing after sunset - you will have less light, so a tripod becomes a necessity. Your exposures will be longer, and impossible to hand-hold. However, this can be good for water photographs as it will "smooth" the water surface and give you an "ethereal" feel.
Rock in the lake - Photographed after Sunset
Other equipment that can be helpful is a remote shutter release. This allows you to keep your camera free from movement if you don't have to touch the shutter button.
So next time you're out at a beautiful location at sunset - don't automatically pack up just because the sun sets - wait around a bit, take some photos... You might be surprised with what you get.