Category: Photography

Posts that include a photo or are directly related to photography.

Hidden Bridge

Ask and it will be given; Seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened. Sometimes the connection from a problem (or an opportunity as others call it) to a solution is just a little way ahead, a bit further.  Just like a bridge hidden behind some trees and bushes.  It takes determination and perseverance to search for… Read more →

Photo shoot on Water Street

It’s not rare for a photographer to schedule a photo shoot; but it’s not very common that the model of your photo shoot is funny, professional and prepared.  That’s what happened when Michelle and I got together for this photo shoot.  Michelle is a beautiful, tall, smart, professional real estate agent. We had already decided beforehand what would be comfortable… Read more →

HOT Photo in JpgMag

JpgMag is a famous (online and printed) photography magazine. Each month they have competing themes where regular and professional photographers, upload images and participate to get their images published in the printed version of the JPG Magazine. It’s very interesting to see all the images posted by all photography enthusiasts and the imagination they use to participate in all the… Read more →

Fireworks on the the 4th

Weather wasn’t coincidental with that of a summer day in Central Illinois on the 4th, still it did not prevent the people from celebrating their country’s independence day as they usually do.  BBQ, family get-togethers, fun, laughs and games were all over the place and people were enjoying even with the rain and gloomy day. Friends and visitors were all… Read more →

Horizon Sun

Finally Summer is here and also the warm weather that comes with the season.  It makes it more comfortable to walk around and fix your mind on subjects to photograph when you don’t have to focus on how cold or chilly it is.  Or how far you can go for a good shot,  taking into consideration the height of the… Read more →

The Effect of Dramatic Skies

In photography, the success of many photos depend a lot on the composition, with the addition of a correct ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture balance.  All of these components lead to a successful exposure and hence, an eye pleasing elegant photo.  But balancing all these elements doesn’t always add the necessary drama to our captures.  It sometimes leaves our compositions… Read more →

The Modern Executive Woman

I was approached by a very good friend about a photo shoot she wanted, obviously about herself.  She is a previous model and a joy to be around, so I gladly agreed to help her out in any way possible.  It wasn’t meant to be any professional shoot but classy and casual at the same time.  I suggested her place… Read more →

Don’t Underestimate the power or RAW

Let’s start this off with a little definition of RAW.  The RAW format (or NEF in Nikon literature = Nikon Electronic File) contain all the image data required by the camera sensor.  This image information is saved completely with the file which allows a more extensive use in post-processing. After a lot of shooting in JPG  and a lot of… Read more →