Thursday, September 26, 2013


1/200 sec. f/16 ISO 100

Today's Tip:
Vertical composition is often forgotten. It can create a different perspective or eliminate unwanted elements from a scene.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

No Respect

1/320 sec. f/7.1 ISO 1000

Juvenile male Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Blending In

The pine trees planted in perfectly straight rows at the back of this field caught my attention and I thought they would make a nice backdrop. Then I noticed the big tree on the right side of the field. It was blending in too much with the other trees in the first shot and I wanted to isolate it.

1/8 sec. f/11 ISO 100

This was a situation where a zoom lens alone wasn't going to accomplish what I wanted. A simple change of position, however, did the trick. My point? I don't really have one other than don't always take all of your photos from one spot.

1/20 sec. f/11 ISO 200

1/20 sec. f/8 ISO 100

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


1/250 sec. f/7.1 ISO 1000

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

Today's Tip:
Don't forget about your flash when shooting outside. Provided your subject is in range, a flash can eliminate harsh shadows and lighten those dark areas.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

For The Birds

1/320 sec. f/2.8 ISO 200

1/160 sec. f/9 ISO 400

1/125 sec. f/2.8 ISO 200

Today's Tip:
Shorter focal length lenses provide greater depth of field at a given f stop than longer lenses. For example, a 24mm lens at f/8 will have greater depth of field than a 300mm lens at f/8.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


1/640 sec. f/6.3 ISO 640

Juvenile male Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

Today's Tip:
Generally speaking, getting physically closer to your subject is preferable to doing so optically. Naturally, there are exceptions.

Sunday, September 1, 2013