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My Favorite: Flowers for Macro Photography

My Favorite: Flowers for Macro Photography

The truth is that whenever I’m going to the market to buy flowers, I tend to gravitate toward the same types of flowers each time. Color is part of that decision, but I also look for flowers based on the shape of the petals and […]

The Three “P”s of Macro/Closeup Photography

The Three “P”s of Macro/Closeup Photography

Perspective. Patience. and Personality! Perspective. As with any genre of photography, sometimes you have to change your perspective to get a shot that will elevate your composition, and the photograph overall. It can be extremely difficult to do this, though, with macro and closeup nature […]

The Challenge of Orchids

The Challenge of Orchids

Orchids. They’re beautiful, colorful, peaceful, strong, vibrant…they’re special. And they’re kind of a pain in the butt to photograph for macro or close-up photography! Why, you may ask? “Limb” chops Too much to keep in focus Too hard to accurately capture the vibrant reds, pinks, […]

When Your Journey Comes Full Circle

When Your Journey Comes Full Circle

Growing up, I had an interest in nature. I remember one year in 4-H wanting to enter into the Floral Arranging class for the fair…which meant I had to actually learn floral arranging! So that summer, my mom walked me into one of two local […]

5 Tips for Overcoming “Stage Fright”

5 Tips for Overcoming “Stage Fright”

I admit…I have a little bit of what some may call “stage fright” when it comes to my photography and I am slowly learning to overcome it. When I started to more seriously practice my photography, I was proud of my art…yet I was afraid […]

It’s not easy being green

It’s not easy being green

Hold onto your seats because I’m about to admit something shocking as a landscape photographer: I’m not the biggest fan of the color green. Or at least, I wasn’t until recently. For so long, I would be out on hikes, or taking pictures in the […]

A Practice In Traveling Light

A Practice In Traveling Light

I recently traveled to San Diego for a couple of days for a work trip. Since it was a short trip, I was taking all carry-on. And, since I knew that I would be out and about in the late afternoons, I really wanted to […]

Going on a Hike? 5 Things to Consider before Packing the DSLR.

Going on a Hike? 5 Things to Consider before Packing the DSLR.

“What do you mean ‘consider’?” As a landscape and nature photographer, this is a difficult concept for me to understand…as a photographer, shouldn’t I always have my camera with me? First, I admit that I don’t carry my camera with me as often as I […]

So a Macro photographer walks into a rose garden without a Macro lens…

So a Macro photographer walks into a rose garden without a Macro lens…

No, this is not a joke…this actually happened. To me. And my heart still hurts thinking about it.