Wordless Wednesday

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Sometimes, It’s Good to Be Very Shallow…

In life, I try to stay away from people who are shallow minded… however; in photography there are times being very shallow is a good thing. The shallow depth of field technique forces my mind to see beyond the ordinary point of view.

May All Beings Be Happy & Peaceful

May All Beings Be Happy & Peaceful…

The Photographer and a Boring Spider

While walking around the yard looking for inspiration, I came upon a nice spider web covered with morning dew. However after a few shots of a boring spider on a web, I couldn’t get inspired to shoot more; the light wasn’t ideal to make the background interesting. Then a stream of sunlight broke through the cloudy sky and made the morning dew droplets sparkly…

My Cheap Macro Date

Lately, I’ve been asked what kind of camera and lens do I use — especially for my macro shots. When I bought my Nikon D90 camera as a kit, it came with a couple of lenses and a few filters. The standard Nikkor 18-55mm and Nikkor 70-300mm. One of the filters was a screw on macro. I thought about Nikon’s 105 mm micro but…

Creative Lighting and Exposure

One of the techniques I love to experiment with in photography is the creative usage of lighting and exposure — especially on the subject of flowers. Besides the obvious beauty, I discovered shooting flowers is a great way to help you learn how to use better lighting, exposure and composition. When I look at a flower, I mentally break down all the different components…

I Finally Conquered My Nemesis

I have tried for so long to capture a good clear shot of the bee on a flower. The only time I was able to get a sharp focus of a bee was — a half-dead bee that got caught in the rain. Something about shooting a lifeless bee with slump looking wings didn’t seem like a fair challenge. However after shooting over a…