Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Steve Creek Photos

He captures some amazing photos of wildlife animals just acting their natural behavor. In the link above, it is 2 pictures of a doe and a fawn together. They are face to face and the fawn has her head touching the doe's head as a mother instinct. I would have guessed he got pretty close to take this picture with a narrow depth of field.  I think maybe if the grass was out of the doe's face in the first picture on there, it would have been much nicer.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I chose this photo because it just looks amazing. With all the elements even the stars that you can see in the background. Its sharp clear  cut and even. I just love how the branch leads us to the water, which has a light leading us to the volcano, its stunning. This is just a wonderful picture and I enjoy looking at it.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Photographer: Judy Arndt

       This is a Panorama done by Judy Arndt and I just love to look at it. She put everything nicely together and it just looks beautiful. She composes panoramas and she travels around to places making photos like these. She has different ones and I think it would be personally great to understand how to put a panorama together and make come out the way you picture it.


Nature Photos

          I choose this picture because of the colors and how they reflect off the water and I believe they captured it by already knowing when the sunset was and the type of colors that form in the sky. I they mixed purple with a light pink and baby blue and made the sky unique. They also had used a tripod to set up the camera just right to get water, sky  and just all the colors.

         This picture looks as if it was captured by being low letting the water fall flow into the picture. Withe water flowing forward it takes the eyes to the lake going deep into the picture and seeing the trees. This looks as if it was used by a slow shutter speed to get the dramatic water effect.

               They captured this picture with such simple things, such as the rock and the rainbow. They are in the rule of thirds and this is a focused picture. They were out there in the rain waiting for it to stop and happened to be in the right place at the right time. Where all the pictures came from.                           

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Photographer: F.M. Kearney

I read an article of his on the web describing how he combined nature with buildings. He talks about being a nature photographer living in a city. In the Nature photography magazine online, his article called, Better Days, mainly talks about how he gets his pictures right when spring begins. The moment the cold is gone and heat is arising. It shows this picture he took of tulips and buildings in the background, he describes the angle, the lens, and the setting of the lens he used to capture that picture. I would personally just think of nature photography as  no city related buildings, but this picture just looks  interesting to me.At the end of the article, he just mentions to never let things pass by when they catch your eye because they could not be there again. He does mention that shortly after those tulips were no longer there.

Kearney , F.M. "Better Days." Nature Photography Online Magazine, Aug. 2011. Web. 8 Sep. 2011. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The rule of thirds

To understand this rule you must split your frame into threes, by drawing three horizontal line and three vertical lines. If you place your main objects on the lines of the where the three lines cross it will give more dramatic to your picture. This article I read said "It will allow your viewers eye to sit comfortably there instead of fight against a center placed element" (Photography). It makes your picture feel more natural and lets your point of view get across to the viewer. Another rule is when taking a picture of landscape and the horizon is in the picture, it should always be up toward the top line to make it feel more real. The rule of thirds help your picture seem much more natural to a viewer when presenting it.
"Photography Composition: Rule of Thirds." Icon Photography School, n. d. Web. 7 Sep. 2011. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Nature Photography book summary 2

It starts off with explaining about light and how to use the times of day. Depending on where the sun is many different pictures can be taken by the way the light hits a certain area or animal. Although, I don't understand  what bracketing or octagonal hotspots is. The book also talks about flash and why it can be a bad thing when taking pictures of wildlife. As well as going more into the depth of field, taking sharper pictures and adjusting your camera to the right angle. When taking a picture of a animal it is best to capture its eyes to get a better feel in the picture. Another thing, blur in a picture is not always a bad thing. The book talks about if used right, the center of the picture will just pop out more. Motion effects are a way to make your picture come out a blur or be able to freeze a bird in flight. With this section in the book helps explain much more about specific types of pictures you can take.