June 29, 2011

Photographing in Bright, Midday Sun

Smokestack, Anaconda, Montana

The local photo club has a different topic for pictures each month. For July members have been challenged to bring photos taken in bright sunlight. I found some excellent suggestions in three articles from the Digital Photography School website. Take a look, try the suggestions and see if your midday photos improve!

June 25, 2011

Good tips for better photos from Kodak

Kanuga Canoes at Sunrise

In the days of film photography, Kodak published a number of good books offering information on how to take better pictures. These covered everything from cameras and lenses, exposure and processing film to special effects and lighting. This is just to say that Kodak is a good reliable source of how-to information.

While doing some searching online for a different subject, I came across this very good article with basic tips for better photos. I like these ideas especially because they apply to any type of camera, film or digital, simple or advanced. They are basic tips all of us can use to improve our photos.

Now that summer is here and we're all outside enjoying vacations and other activities, you'll bring back better photos if you use these suggestions. Enjoy!

Kodak's Top 10 Tips for Great Pictures

June 17, 2011

Golden Light in Lewistown, Montana II

Buildings aren't the only things that benefit from the soft, warm light of late evening and early morning.

June 15, 2011

Golden Light in Lewistown, Montana

I visited Lewistown, Montana over the weekend. After a cloudy day of intermittent rain, the skies cleared at sunset, bathing the old facades of downtown buildings in golden light.

June 10, 2011

Hanging On

Walking to work one day last month I discovered that city workers had begun to tear this ivy off a building wall. This was one of the last remaining sections. The next day it was all gone. I'd admired it for years and now it's history.

June 8, 2011

Quiet Corner

Saw this view through a window during my printing workshop last month.