Bracketing vs. Graduated ND Filters

I’d long ago answered this question, but a comment from Frank B. about this image caused me to reconsider some things. Cocoa Beach Pier before dawn Fair warning:  This post is a little deep into the weeds.  Feel free to look at the photo and move on if it isn’t your thing.  But I think … Continue reading Bracketing vs. Graduated ND Filters

Borrow the Bouquet

If you’re a photographer, one side benefit of romantic relationships is residual bouquet photo ops. However, you might want to make sure your significant other doesn’t think about why their arrangements are so photogenic. You are, of course getting the flowers for them.

Flowers are an easy photo op, although many of us don’t bother since so many flower photographs have already been made. But there are reasons to try: It’s good practice with your equipment and technique. Maybe you’ll come up with a different and beautiful approach. Maybe you can learn a new lighting or processing technique. And maybe it’s a convenient subject when you don’t have several hours to load up and go out in search of birds or other wildlife.