Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

Color Story

I love color!  If you come to my house, you’ll see walls that are bright yellow, blue and red, turquoise kitchen cabinets, a green sunroom and lots of other colors sprinkled around to brighten things up.  I’ve always loved color, just ask my parents about the “primary colors and polka dot” decorating scheme that I […]

2012 in Review

Over this holiday break from teaching, I have been working to better integrate my blog and website.  I am also in the process of updating the galleries of images that are available on my website.  Images will now be available for instant image licensing for stock and editorial purposes, and print orders for fine art […]

Traveler or Tourist?

The Mayan culture has been getting a lot of attention lately.  Especially yesterday, 12/21/12, the day that the Mayan calendar ended.  The end of this calendar has been interpreted in a variety of ways, but that’s not what I’m going to write about. All this attention to the Mayans has made me think of the […]




Capturing Motion

Brazil is a country in motion, both literally and metaphorically.  The photographic challenge is to capture that sense of motion. If done well, creative motion can make a still photograph more dynamic. Panning is my favorite technique for showing motion.  The technique involves a slow shutter speed, and following the subject by moving your camera […]

New Destinations

Arriving in a new destination is always exciting. New sights, sounds and smells can all overwhelm the senses.  What’s a photographer to do? I see two ways to approach this scenario, which one is right for you will depend on a lot of factors. Approach #1:  Photograph everything that is new and different.  In a […]


Recipe: How to Make a Seasoned Traveler

Ingredients: 10 students from across the state of Tennessee 2 Professors Tight connections Bad Weather International Destination Tips:  It is helpful if the most of the students don’t know each other and have only met the professors once before. Include 1 Professor who speaks Portuguese and has been to Brazil several times (Make sure that […]



Camera Choice: SLR

The first decision to make when planning to travel is what type of camera to bring; a big SLR with the nice lens or small and convenient Point and Shoot?   or  both? Digital SLR: is the choice of most professionals.  SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras allow for control over camera settings and provides flexibility of […]

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