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Tag Archives: nature photography
The weather prognosticators told us it would snow here in North Georgia. I didn’t believe them. I even posted on my Facebook page that I didn’t believe in snow (a missed reference to Yul Brenner in the King and I). The snow was supposed to start at 9am and last until 4 or 5pm. Instead, it waited until 2pm and snowed up until after 10pm. The overall weekend total was about 2 inches of snow here in Ball Ground, GA (I measured the depth on the railing of our back porch deck).
Snowy days offer interesting photographic possibilities. The almost pure white of snow can eliminate color or greatly enhance it. Winter landscapes can look almost black and white, while clear skies after a snowfall can be the most brilliant blue you’ve ever seen.
It is tempting to do a large landscape photograph to show the magnitude of a snowfall, but don’t forget to look closely as well. Look for small details. How does the snow settle on a branch or a leaf? How do everyday objects change shape when covered with a blanket of snow?
Take advantage of snowy days, but make sure you keep your camera dry.
Why haven’t I posted anything?? Photographically the last 2 months have been fulfilling, but I haven’t said anything about any of my shoots here. I should have been, because there is much to post about!
I spent 3 days photographing roller derby action at the Southern Fried Smackdown in Atlanta. I shot over 2000 frames of action, met some really nice folks, and made some great connections for future events.
I did another shoot with my beautiful friend Heather, then a weekend road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains with two other photographers, Brian Garret and Stu Haluski. None of us are usually nature/landscape photographers, so the trip was very helpful to break us out of our comfort zones and try something different. We met nature photographer Richard Mack who gave us tips for shooting sunsets
on Clingman’s Dome. Richard even gave us a mention on his blog. (pssst…check out the video of me and the boys driving the Tail Of the Dragon)
I wrapped up October with my last unpaid “portfolio shoot” for the year with the oh-so-lovely Amy Frena who contacted me to do a shoot. I was recommended by a friend of hers who I shot more than five years ago. Keep an eye on my YouTube page for a video from the shoot.
The rest of the year will be used for personal projects and family time. I am also FINALLY putting the final touches on my new website design and getting involved in “social media” – including Facebook and Twitter.
That pretty much covers it for now.