Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

It’s summer and lavenders are in bloom. Short of making a trip to Provence, and believe me I would LOVE to go there, I’m shooting the few lavender bushes we’ve planted out front, and also planning a trip (or two) to a few lavender farms for the weekend’s Oregon Lavender Festival. I got a couple […]

The New York Times published an online article today discussing the tips on taking better photos when on vacation. They interviewed a pro photographer, Dan Lipow, asking him for his tips and tricks on shooting better. I’m mostly cognizant of his tips, so on the risk self-aggrandizing, I thought it’d be interesting to answer some […]

One of the most interesting news I read in the past few days, apart from iPhone related ones, is the announcement of the Olympus E-P1. Here is a tiny camera, smaller than a Canon G10, that has a interchangeable lens system, and has a decent sized imaging sensor — not quite the APS-sized cropped frame […]

In monochrome


Reuters has an excellent series of monochromatic images on their site. Nearly everyone of them speaks to my love of simplicity in photos. Many think of monochrome images as black-and-white images. True, B&W images are a subset of monochrome images, but any photo that has predominantly one hue can be considered monochromatic as seen in […]

Having a camera with me at all times has allowed me to take photos in unexpected places. Most of the time, I’m not shooting for the sake of photography, but mostly for documentation: that pretty flowering plant I might consider for my backyard, or interior design ideas in that model home. However, every once in […]