Monday, December 29, 2008

2009 Photography Tutorial Series

This year, I'll post a weekly photography tutorial on Tuesday. I decided to write the tutorials because I believe it's always a good idea to review photography fundamentals, rules and techniques. When I review some of the very basics of photography and brush up on techniques I don't normally used very often, I found I get a lot of new ideas. I hope people will find these tutorials informative and useful.

The topics I will be covering for the first quarter of 2009:

January 2009
January 6, 2009: RAW vs. JPG
January 13, 2009: Aperture and Shutter Speed
January 20, 2009: The Sunny 16 Rule
January 27, 2009: Determining Exposure

February 2009
February 3, 2009: Selecting Equipment
February 10, 2009: Benefits of a Tripod
February 17, 2009: Essential Filters
February 24, 2009: Useful Gadgets

March 2009
March 3, 2009: Basic Composition
March 10, 2009: Image Power Points
March 17, 2009: Perspective
March 24, 2009: Depth of Field
March 31, 2009: High Dynamic Range (HDR) Images

2009 Artwork

For The Confluence, I bundled all my completed creative projects — Phototshop, Illustrator, Photographic Illustrations and Drawings — into a a general artwork category. All of my 2009 Artwork projects can be accessed through this page.


2008 Archive

2008 Archive

2008 Blog Entries

This is a chronological listing of all posts I've made on photographic field trips, which I'm calling excursions.

January 2008
Jan. 12, 2008: Magnolia Cemetery
Jan. 12, 2008: Time Lapse Experiment #1
Jan. 21, 2008: HDR Headaches
Jan. 26, 2008: Pike Piddler's Storytelling Festival

February 2008
Feb. 2, 2008: Greenville & Georgiana
Feb. 14, 2008: Viscosity Experiment 001
Feb. 16, 2008: Greenville on Foot
Feb. 28, 2008: Gummy Bear Zen Masters

March 2008
March 15-16, 2008: Road to Cheaha
March 23, 2008: Brundidge to Greenville

September 2008
September 11, 2008: Commerce Street, Greenville
September 22, 2008: Magnolia Cemetery at Sunset

November 2008
November 7, 2008: Come Home It's Suppertime

December 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008: Troy University Football
Sunday, December 7, 2008: Winter in Greenville

Excursions Notes


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Winter in Greenville

I took drive around downtown Greenville late this afternoon to shoot a few shots. I wanted to concentrate on a winter in town theme. Since it was a bright, sunny day with a temperature around 50, I decided to concentrate on leaves and shadows.

The photo above was my favorite shot of the day. I find shadows to be an interesting subject to shoot. And this time of year is perfect for shooting shadows since the sun is lower on the horizon at this time of year.

Some more of the photos I took with the winter theme are on Flickr.

Troy University Football

Things are always busy at newspapers around Thanksgiving and Christmas because of all the additional seasonal advertising. So, it took me a couple of weeks to get around to sorting through all the photos from Troy University's homecoming game against Western Kentucky University. Troy Beat Arkansas State yesterday to win the Sun Belt Conference Championship outright. With the win the Trojans god a bid to the R+L Carrier Bowl in New Orleans Dec. 21.

I may try and make it to the game, but it's on an odd day of the work week, so I won't know how that is going to pan out with my work schedule. I probably won't get a holiday schedule until later this week.

I need to add a few additional game shots and the halftime and homecoming festivities to my set on