I Have a Theme

When traveling, I'm always on the move, seeing different places and people every day, but when photographing locally - within a hour's drive of my home - I often see the same things again and again.  Boring!! But not so! Repeating photography opportunities are not to be avoided. Returning to the same place or event … Continue reading I Have a Theme

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31 Photography Inspirations: December

I've been developing a random inspiration generator to help motivate photographers. Here are 31 photography inspirations - one for each day of the month. I plan to post a set of inspirations each month. This image may be downloaded or printed in square format at 31 Inspirations Share photos created using the hashtag #witsendtravel For more … Continue reading 31 Photography Inspirations: December

Quick Tip: Photographing Art of Others

Quick Tip: Photographing Art of Others. Taking photos of other artists' work is always tricky for me. When their art stop and my art begin? When I see public art such as this mural announcing the Roosevelt Row arts district of Phoenix, Arizona, I stop and appreciate the the textures, shapes and colors, but I … Continue reading Quick Tip: Photographing Art of Others

Getting Out: Inspiration for Local Travelers

The year I started my 365 Project (one photo a day for a year), was lean year for my travels. I didn't take a substantial trip for almost six months. Most of us only get to travel once or twice a year so it's important to stay inspired as a local travel photographer. I use … Continue reading Getting Out: Inspiration for Local Travelers

Quick Tip: The Road Not Taken

I very much wanted to photograph saguaro cactus at dawn when I was in Phoenix, Arizona. I knew there were fields of them outside the city and did a bit of research on local hikes. I set out before dawn with only a vague idea of where the trailhead was. I arrived at Apache Wash … Continue reading Quick Tip: The Road Not Taken

Local Traveler: Finding Photo Ops

Traveling is a mindset. It is not defined by how far we go. I can travel the distance of one mile or a thousand miles to get good travel photos. We often think of traveling as part of a long trip, but as long as we're open to the experience, travel photography can happen just … Continue reading Local Traveler: Finding Photo Ops

Finding My Style

I feel comfortable enough with my photographic style to write a bit about the process to this point knowing that my style will continue to evolve and change. For someone new to photography or who hasn't given it much thought, it might be surprising that holding a camera in the general direction of something and … Continue reading Finding My Style

Finding My Style

I feel comfortable enough with my photographic style to write a bit about the process to this point knowing that my style will continue to evolve and change. For someone new to photography or who hasn't given it much thought, it might be surprising that holding a camera in the general direction of something and … Continue reading Finding My Style

Finding My Style

I feel comfortable enough with my photographic style to write a bit about the process to this point knowing that my style will continue to evolve and change. For someone new to photography or who hasn't given it much thought, it might be surprising that holding a camera in the general direction of something and … Continue reading Finding My Style

Quick Tip: When Tours Happen

https://ift.tt/2jXNbdn Rookery Stairs - I did a bit of research before going to Chicago. I only had a few hours so there was a limit to what I could photograph. I chose a few places within a short walk of where I'd be centered. One of those places was the Rookery, a building redesigned by … Continue reading Quick Tip: When Tours Happen