phone macro lens taking picture of weeds in my backyard

Photograph Weeds in the Summer – With Bonus Video

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Photographing Weeds in the Summer - From The Phone

My story below…

Bonus Video

Photographing Weed Flowers in the Summer - From My DSLR

When it’s summer, think about photographing weeds.

This month’s challenge is to take your images to the next level. I know this will be challenging because most people have already photographed a variety of weeds since they pop up everywhere.

Take a walk with your camera and photograph any weed you see.  Try different perspectives and color arrangements. Even a dead weed can be beautiful.

Below are some suggestions to get you started.

Get low on the ground and that will make your image different from the rest. Make sure the negative space leads your viewer’s eyes to the main subject, which is your summer weed flower.

Or you can do the opposite and try to really soften the background. Using a shallow-depth-of-field will give your work some beautiful colors to enhance your flower weed.  Maybe you’ll grab a nice bug chilling too 🙂

Painted with light (Janice Sullivan, SJP)

Thistle

What catches your eyes when you see the weed?  Use that and make sure that whatever it is, it’s in focus and remember to look on the internet to see if you’re being original in your shot. Don’t photograph the same composition as everyone else has… yep, it’s a tough challenge, but it’ll be worth it.

I caught a nice waterdrop on this Dandelion… bring a small spray bottle with you when you photograph.  The flower weed will be happy and you’ll have some fun grabbing some refractions.

Dead Thistle

Look for dead weed flowers in the later summer.  They have some amazing textures you can play with.  The thistle above was in a patch of dead brush.  Look out for 3’s in your composition and play with post processing to really bring out the textures.

Ok, now it’s time for you to have some fun!  When you get out to focus on photographing weed flowers, take your time and play, play, play!

When you get home, look at your work and choose what is different from what you would normally see on the internet.  Next, post-process your work to enhance the weed flower(s).

Here are some links to push you even farther:

Macro Photography: Cameras, Lenses, and Tripods

5 Tips to Get You Started with Macro Photography

How to Photograph Flowers Outdoors

Have questions or suggestions?

Cheers to Weeds in the Summer!

Janice xo

3 holiday light ideas

3 Ways to Have Fun with Holiday Lighting

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3 Fun Holiday Light Photographing Ideas

Holiday lights can be absolutely beautiful! This means I want to give you a challenge during this busy time because it’s worth it!

Play with these 3 fun holiday lighting techniques. It’s about being creative and pushing your limits- I want you to remember that if you get frustrated, just put the camera down for a bit and then try again in a few minutes… the key is to not give up!  Check out the video below to help you and if you have questions just ask.

1. Circles of confusion – Bokeh

Keep a distance between your lights/sparkles and your subject that is in focus. You’ll need to make sure the light is out of focus… that’s what makes the circle of confusion (bokeh).

Use a low aperture number, for example under 5.6 works better than f11. If you need more light for better exposure, change your ISO and/or shutter speed.

christmas ribbon with bokeh

f2.0 @ 1sec ISO 200

2. Star lighting

You’ll need to make your f-stop number at least f16, but I like f22. If you need more light for better exposure, bump up your ISO to get a faster shutter speed so you don’t blur your light. You may need a tripod depending on your lighting conditions.

3. Motion Blur

Have some fun making abstracts with slow shutter speed, start at 2 seconds. The image below was 2.5 seconds and it was a dark area. Change your f-stop to make a good exposure and leave your ISO at 100, but you may need to add a neutral density filter to let less light into your camera.

f22 @ 2.5 sec ISO100

f22 @ 2.5 sec ISO100

f22 @ 2.5 sec ISO100

Bonus Tip

Shoot Bokeh without a subject in the frame for post-processing fun later.

f2.8 @ 1/30

 

Have any ideas for us?  Let us know in the comment section.

Cheers,

Janice & Ashley

Why do you make your work?

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Do you ever ask yourself, “Why do I make my work?”  I do all the time and you should too, so let me share my story to help you understand why you need to know the reason you’re making your images.

With my pink rose flood flower, I tried a variety of ways to make it special just for me, but before I dive into that, let me tell you the back story…

My daughter was having twins for her first pregnancy and we decided to have a tea baby shower. I brought out all of my Grandmother’s China from both sides of the family and bought some beautiful flowers that matched the China pieces. It was a special time for me and my daughter because we had generations with us spiritually.  The women started with the twin’s great, great, great, grandmothers. 

pink rose flower flood

Image used on Platform Overload. Sharing what I like to photograph and why.

This image had to represent the women in my family and in order to do that, I thought to myself HOW can I make a piece of the bouquet below into the up close and personal photograph that you see above?

I had to photograph them fast before they began to die. I did several shots with all of her flowers, thinking of us grandmothers, but the one above is my favorite… the beautiful pink rose for the women in our lives past and present and the soft flowers around it represents family and the water adding life, the new life of my two grandbabies that were about to be born.

So I decided to stack this shot because I was pretty close to the flowers. I started focusing on the closest part to my lens and took several shots to the back in focus and combined them into one file. It was a little too busy, so I brought back in some of the out of focus areas, especially to the back of the composition to make sure the rose could pop in the flowers. There wasn’t much more I needed to do for post-processing. I cleaned the mess, added a bit of vibrancy and sharpening and then added the water with a program called Flood 2. In this program, I made sure the water processed worked with the composition.

Below in the flower arrangement, you can see that I desaturated the pink roses to go with this vase that was also from my grandmother, which was her mother’s (my great grandma), plus I wanted the bouquet to be neutral and fresh.  Ashley, my daughter, was having  2 boys.  I didn’t need blue to represent them…. I just wanted to express the abundance of new life with the old vase.

Bouquet of flowers in an old vase with a black background.

For me, both images are about life and death, but in a beautiful way. When you know why you’re photographing the subject in front of you, the more you will put into that piece of work.  It may mean something else to others, but you know in your heart WHY you made your work. 

The rose flood is for sale at Thirt9.  I hope that it will bring happiness to you wherever you hang this image, like it has for me, and to remember the history of life past, present, and future. If you purchase “Pink Rose Flood”,  feel free to let me know.  I’ll print this up for you to have with your work.

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

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The Awesome Journey of the Value of my Indian Ruin Image

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Today is the first post of the stories that I will share with you on the photographs that are available for purchase on Thirty9.   I’m honored to share with you the awesome journey of the value of my Indian Ruin. First, you should know that Kevin and I LOVE Sedona, Arizona because it’s a place where we can unwind.  We enjoy hiking and I take many pictures of our journies. As we were hiking we met an 80-year-old man hiking by himself.  He was in shape, but we were worried because he didn’t have a cell phone or water.  It was winter and some of the trails were pretty slippery.  So we stayed with him as we went up the mountain.  At the top we took a break and had a snack, then all three of us headed back down.

He told us that he was so grateful to have us with him that he wanted to share a hidden secret that only locals know about.

So he showed us a hidden trail of an old Native American ruin he had found on a previous trip. It was a crazy hike up the hill and was a tad hairy at times, but it was so worth it. I took some shots but really didn’t like what I got, but the second time we visited Sedona, we were prepared for the hike.

Kevin and I sat there enjoying our accomplishment of finding it a second time. The trail was hard to find.  As we sat there understanding the value of the history of these Indians, I set up my tripod and decided to make an HDR (high dynamic range) panorama.

Below is the pano stitch before I processed it.

indian ruin before

Before: Pano stitch

This is the completed image.  It amazes me that these ruins are thousands of years old and are still around.  It felt good to be one with them so many years in their future.  I am honored to make this piece and thankful for the gentleman that we met for that one day.

He will always be special in our memories, as well as this historical ruin.

Indian Ruin Completed

Each of my images has awesome stories, but I have to say that I’m happy to start off with the story of this image.  I hope that my work resonates with others as much as I feel about seeing the history in these rocks.

To purchase this piece, click here and know that you’ll have a top quality piece of history and the journey with a wonderful man understanding the value of kindness.

Have questions?  Ask below 😉

 

Janice Sullivan

No More Snapshots: I Show You How to Use Textures

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No More Snapshots – I Show You How to Use Textures

When you feel your work is just a “snapshot”, when it’s just like every other image out there…. or you like your main subject, but everything else is distracting because you had to snap that shot with all the mess….or you took your shot out of focus, yes that would be a “snapshot” too because unfortunately you just didn’t have the time to really grab a perfect in-focus shot.

DON’T THROW THAT IMAGE AWAY!

Use Textures to fix that “snapshot”… Below are some examples to help you.

The video tutorial below shows you how to apply a texture to your image, see examples and the reason why I used texture to fix my snapshots.

Here is an important tip… try a couple of textures on one image. I find that two to three textures gives the work impact.

poinsettia pop

Poinsettia with textures.

Poinsettia leaf with texture.

Masking out some of the texture will give the work depth. That’s what I did on the Situate lighthouse below.

Another great way to remove problem areas in your composition is to add texture. The silk flowers below had too much going on and I just wanted you to focus on three of the flowers, so I went to town with textures in the other areas of the image. I did some blending and playing with layer masks to really get what I wanted, which was to remove distraction on my main focal points.

silk flowers, texture

Silk Flowers with Texture

If you want a flat look, then let the texture overlap on top of the main subject. In the work below, I wanted the flower to feel like it was colored with a pencil so I let the texture overlap the flower.

With the sunset below, I wanted some friction added to the story so I added texture. Now, I like both of the images below, but it’s the story I’m thinking about. “Electricity in the Desert.”  The “snapshot” I took now isn’t a “snapshot” any longer.

BEFORE

AFTER

With this Gerbera Daisy, I wanted you to feel the flower bleeding off into the background, so I added dimension with texture. I also added some water effects with a plugin called flood. It’s a lot of fun to play with… you can learn how to use Flood by CLICKING HERE.

Flower Flood with Texture

So please don’t toss that image that isn’t quite in focus or if you don’t like the color palette. Textures can help both of these problems.

I shot this quickly and to tell you the truth, I knew it wasn’t going to be perfect, but I had a plan to play with it. I used my texture called, “Webbed Rocks” to fix this image.

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Dead flower with textures and stacked.

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Using Textures can help push your images to another level. So today’s quick inspiration and challenge to you is to NOT toss your work! Play with textures! If you sign up for my newsletter here, you’ll receive some of my free textures and the tutorial above on how to use them. If you join our membership program here, you receive 73 of my textures to play with plus a bunch more goodies that will help you push your work to the next level.

I hope you have an awesome time playing with your photographs! If you have any fun snap-shots that you’ve fixed, share how you did it in the comments below so we all can learn from you.

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

10 tips for creatives,

10 Tips for Creatives – Photographers

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We all go through those horrible creative slumps.  I’ve had a couple of people ask me how I get rid of those damn creative blocks, so I figured I’d give my tips to help you.

It’s a frustrating time for us creative people and I hope that if you have a creative block, you remember this post.  The video below is a bit longer than most of mine, but I feel it will really help you so I don’t want to break it up.  You can go to the end if you just want to hear the 10 tips and below I have them in bullet points. With that said, I think the video is really good because I go into a lot of detail.

Your 10 tips:

    • 1.  Grab ideas
    • 2.  Do some research using this PDF. This PDF is part of our membership Adventures of the F-Stop.  We went over the sheet in detail.
    • 3.  Monthly challenge
    • 4.  Understand composition & break it
    • 5.  Join a membership group
    • 6.  Try new lenses
    • 7.  When creativity hits you, write it down on a notepad or your phone
    • 8.  Most of your work won’t be seen.
    • 9.  Don’t be a compareslogger”
    • 10. Take a break

Doing a search on the internet to grab some post-processing ideas gave me the idea of processing this from art I’ve seen.

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Inspired by Chinese Art

 

Found this place from a fellow photographer friend.

Photograph of Watson Lake near Prescott, Arizona after sunset. Water reflection of rocks and sky.

 

 

I really hope these help you as much as they help me.  It’s a great feeling when the creative wheels are spinning.

When you have those creative slumps what do you do to get out of them?  Let us know below.

 

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

Anza Borrego Wild Flower

5 Tips to Get Ready for Desert Photographing

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Anza Borrego Photo Boo Boo

Kevin and I decided to head out for a road trip to Anza Borrego. I’ve heard about the super bloom in the desert and  I was all over take advantage of the flowers. Kevin grabbed his drone and I grabbed my photography equipment. This was our first trip and being newbies to the place I thought I was so prepared! I researched the park on where the flowers were blooming, but boy did I screw up!   So here are some of my tips before you head out to the desert.

1. Make sure you go over all of your equipment before you leave for your desert photographing fun!

Why is this the first tip of this post?  Because I made a huge boo boo and forgot my plate that attaches to the camera so I couldn’t use my tripod. Yikes…that’s huge when you’re  a macro photographer.  I was so lucky because I had my Gorillapod in my photo bag. Whew!

2.  When packing your equipment don’t say to yourself, “I hardly ever use this so I wont bring it this time”.

I’ve said those words to myself before and I so happy I didn’t listen to myself this trip! My extra tripod what saved the day!

3.  Super bloom news made the park packed.  

The traffic was crazy so I suggest you grab a good app for your phone to check traffic. We found other routes to get into the park and that made our life easier so we could get to flowers instead of being in traffic for hours.

4.  Make sure you have water, food and gas!

Yes, gas is on our list! We didn’t realize how big the park was and our Jeep was running low on gas. We had to drive way out of our way to grab more and there were no flowers on the way. Fuel up before you get  into the park!

5. Don’t beat yourself up for not having the correct photography gear!

Take a deep breath and look to see how you can fix the situation. If all fails and you can’t use your camera take out your phone and take pictures. Maybe it wasn’t what was intended, but you grab what you love and TAKE pictures!

 

Her are some links to help you get ready for your photograph adventure:

Metal Sculptures – You’ve got to see these amazing pieces of art and here is a great place to check out the Wild Flower Update.

If you want to see some suggestion on macro equipment:

Macro Photography: Cameras, Lenses and Tripods

Here are some fun Gadgets for macro.

If you’ve never photographed macro style check this out before you leave for your trip.

5 Tips to Get You Started With Macro Photography

 

I’d love to know what you’re photography boo boo has been! What did you end up doing to fix the problem?

Let us know in the comment section below!

Janice

What do You Like in Life? Photograph it!

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What do you like in life? Think about it and then photograph it or the concept of your passion.

Photography is not only for the visual experience in life, but it can be a documentation of your passions. For example, I love to hike with my husband, but while I’m hiking I really pay attention to details. The rock formation with the rock climber is awesome, don’t get me wrong, but I absolutely go crazy over desert flowers growing between rocks. I also love animals so how can I not photograph a desert chipmunk checking us out while we eat lunch? 🙂 And I can’t forget my love of history. Capturing anything with historical value really floats my boat.

These are personal photographs that make ME smile and that is what life is about…the experience! I am a tree hugger because of my passion so I’m affiliated with several conservation groups. I also want others to enjoy what I’ve experienced so I work with the hospitality industry. It’s a good feeling to know that when someone stays in a hotel that they will see my work and feel my passion. Once you see the variety of photographs that you have accumulated, take the next step and figure out what you can do with your passion. See below to get to know me a bit better and think about how you want others to SEE your work 🙂

“Ouch” HDR

 

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Desert Flower growing out of a Rock!

Sullivan J Photography

Our Lunch Friend

Old Gold Mining Equipment

 

I want you to feel happy too and to photograph what YOU like in life!  Many of us forget to really think about what we really love and make us happy.  Rock it!  You can do it!  Now snap away. 🙂

I’ve told you what I like in my life…now it’s your turn.  I really would love to read what you like in your life

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

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black and white shot on plexiglass

Ideas on Photographing Flowers Close-up

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When I’m feeling down or sick I always photograph or do some post-work on flowers. I love flowers and to visualize them up close is my cup of tea and it makes me feel good! I’ve had some crazy weeks lately. I’m sure you’ve been there before. To find what relaxes me is good, and as you can tell from this post, it is flowers. Here are some quick tips on how to photograph flowers close-up.  I’m sure they will help you too when you need that extra push for life.

Use a Plexi Glass

Clover flower processed in Black and White.

Think 3 for a fun Composition.

Multiple focused images combined into one for more depth-of-field.

Use a tent for soft lighting.

I hope that you have a subject to photograph that just makes you smile, even if you don’t try photographing a flower.

I’d like to share my flower book with you all. I talk about what my thought process is while photographing a variety of flowers.

Here is a bit of info for you:

Print book, 88 pages standard landscape, 10 × 8 in. (25 × 20 cm)

Print books have professional-grade paper, superb printing and binding that looks good and feels great.

  • Durable, acid-free, archival-quality papers from Mohawk®
  • Deep, rich blacks for superb contrast and image reproduction
  • A range of premium cotton and linen Hardcovers
  • Long-lasting library binding, precisely and individually bound by hand

Quality hardcover imageWrap book $68.99

Quality softcover book $56.99

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To purchase Blurb ebook click here.

To purchase printed book click here. 

iTunes purchase click here.

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Cheers to smiling!

Janice Sullivan

 

FYI

Topaz is having a sale on their Texture Effects until the end of January.  Check it out here.

 

 

Shots on the Atlantic

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Last spring we went to visit family in Boston and we stayed at a beautiful beach house in Scituate, Massachuttes. If you’re interested in staying at this relaxing home, you should book ASAP. It goes fast for the spring and summer months. Here’s their information and yep, you’ll see my review: http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3493337?flspusage=fl#reviews

It can be hard to photograph on a family trip, but my family knows that Mom needs photography time or she’ll go crazy! I shot tons of images, but what I actually want to share with you is the variety of processing I’ve done.

I feel it will help you think about ways to tell your story. When you try new ways of photographing or processing in post, It will pushing you to think creatively.  This will help you not be stagnant with your work.

We all hear that you should be consistent with your portfolios, and I understand this from a business aspect, but I don’t agree when it comes to creativity. Push away and step out out of your comfort zone.

This is a typical image I would photograph. I used several images and merged them together to make a high-dynamic image. It was an amazing sunset and so much fun to photograph.

Sunset in Scituate. HDR 50mm

 

Now with the photograph below I decided to do something different. I was so happy to read about the history of this lighthouse that it gave me the idea to make this feel as it was shot back in the 1800’s. I made if feel old. It was fun to try a variety of techniques to achieve this look. Here is a link if you would like to read more about this lighthouse. check it out here.

Scituate – USA 50mm

I also wanted to play with some Atlantic ocean shots so I went out on a foggy day and had some fun. It was a great time and I enjoyed every moment of taking this image below. But I needed more…

Three Rocks – HDR 50mm

I stepped out of the box and processed this image below.

Our beach house was right in front of the Atlantic ocean, so during one of the amazing sunsets we saw, I took out the camera and walked out on the beach. I could tell that it was going to be an amazing sunset and boy was it. I decided to process the image below using the motion blur in Photoshop just in the clouds. The sky’s color was beautiful so I didn’t change the color much. This was a fun new way to experience my sunset.

Atlantic Blur – HDR 200mm

I hope this gives you ideas on pushing some limits to help your creative juices flow. If any of you have images you would like to share, I would love for you to add your links to the comments. We can inspire each other.

Did you notice anything different in the comment section? We added a new plugin so you all can easily add comments. I love connecting with you all and hope this will help you easily add your conversation to our site. If you have any problems please let us know.

 

Thanks and of course…Cheers!

Janice Sullivan

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Scituate Map

Themes for the Day of the Week

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Today is Thursday…Throw Back Thursday. Some people get frustrated about themes for the day of the week. If you don’t like themes, ok I get it. But before you dismiss it, think about the subject. For me, TBT is a way to look back at history and my photography shooting. It makes me think about the past and what I have photographed and how I can improve my craft. I have shared these images before of Sedona, Arizona, and as I look at them and remember an amazing hike with Kevin and the fun I had taking these images. I also think I should go back to the location and try something different.

When you see themes like Throw Back Thursday or Flower Friday, take advantage of other photographs and see what people have shared so you can think about how to take your work a step further.

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HDR Sedona, Arizona

Sunset about Sedona Arizona – HDR

Pano of an Indian Ruin in Sedona, AZ

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

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Fall Inspiration – Macro and Landscape Photographing

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Fall has arrived and for some of us, we will see the beautiful fall foliage images from others and wish we could be there photographing those amazing colors.  Don’t despair. What’s around you? I have deserts I can now play in without getting heatstroke. Think about your location and make it your own fall.

Tree on Watson Lake Arizona photographed after sunset.

Burning Bush – 30s @ f22 ISO 125 100mm

If you just can’t think of any Fall places for you to have fun, then go to your local store and pick up flowers with fall colors and have some fun with them.  Below is one of my “Macro Lens Paintings”. You can learn how I make these pieces here. Just seeing all of the fall photos from other photographers helps give me inspiration, it will help you too.

Foggy Stems – f10 @ 1.5s 100mm Macro Lens ISO 100

In December I’ll have a Live Workshop for our Members on my tips on photographing Landscapes.  You can see more on my workshops here. I plan to talk about seasons and photographing them thinking about the emotion we feel within the work. One of the tips for Fall is paying attention to the COLOR.  Sorry B&W’ers.  When photographing say to yourself, “Color is #1 so let’s work it”.  Make sure your viewer is not distracted with a bunch of other stuff in the picture.

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HDR Joshua Tree

Below is a baby pine tree, yes it’s my story because it’s so cute! I used the background colors to enhance it.  The dead pines of Fall bring out the new life of the pine tree.

Fall inspiration

A nice day hiking in our Mountains in the Fall. 1/250 @ f2.5 50mm ISO100

Lens blurring is fun.  Slow down your shutter speed and move the lens while taking the picture.  It was a cold Fall day while hiking around these aspens.  Can you feel it?  I live in Southern California…No Aspens here like Colorado.  Work with what you have in your area.

Fall Motion Blur – 0.7s @ f22 50mm ISO100

Look for dead leaves..so what if they aren’t maples.  Bring them in and have some fun! Look at its details and share that with us.

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Focus Stacked – f8 10mm Macro Lens ISO 100

Have any Fall tips for us? Share them below.

Have a great day and happy Fall!

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

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Capturing the Right Feeling

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If you photograph landscapes for yourself and not for clients on a deadline, leave some of the images to process later. For example, if you’re photographing deserts in the winter, wait until the summer to process some of the work. I know that the anticipation is there after you photograph, but when I process work with a purpose to express the weather I’ll wait to actually experience the feeling I would expect in a certain climate.

This example of Sedona, Arizona in the Winter I processed fast because I wanted to remember the experience of the cool fog against the desert rocks.

I shot the image below in the winter since Joshua Tree is a desert and crazy hot in the summer. So I waited to process this image until we had a huge heatwave in Southern California because I was feeling the 100 plus temperature and wanted that conveyed in the image. If I would have worked on this in the winter, I’m sure that I would have cooled the tones a bit instead of expressing the heat with warmer tones.

Capturing the right feeling

HDR image of a Joshua Tree in Southern California

 

Just a quick tip for you to think about on capturing the right feeling to your images.  It really helps express yourself in your landscapes.

Have a great day…hot or cold 😉

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

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Need Inspiration… go on a Photo Walk

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Have you ever been on a photo walk? If you haven’t, or if you need inspiration…go on a photo walk! Even if you don’t shoot much, you’re around people who love the craft and you’ll be inspired to pick up the camera and photograph.

Trey Ratcliff has almost finished his USA Photowalk and I had the pleasure to attend and meet so many people who love photography. What a blast! It was invigorating. After the walk I couldn’t wait to get out and photograph. I must admit that for me it was the connection.  When I’m truly in the zone while photographing I’m usually by myself or with Kevin as my assistant.

Here are a couple of shots of the day. I did photography while we were in Santa Monica, but have not had time to process the images because every day I’ve been out photographing. Post processing will come soon and I’ll share my images with you.

My friend and fellow photographer shot this of me. I don’t like being in front of the camera, but she got me.

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Image shot my Lisa Speakman.

It was a pleasure meeting Trey! He talked to my cohort at The Arcanum on Periscope…to much fun! Thanks Trey!

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Fun iphone shot of Me, Caleb, Trey, Kim and LIsa.

Again, I don’t like pictures of me, but I really love this photograph taken while I’m talking to the group. Nice Wasim!

Photo by Wasim Muklashy

Photo by Wasim Muklashy

Here is an awesome video Trey’s team produced. It was so much fun to hang out with all these amazing people!

If you would like to see images shared by Trey check out his page here...to find some inspiration there for sure!

Cheers,

Janice Sullivan

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Fun Motion Blur

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When Kevin and I headed up to the mountains to photograph our local aspen trees…well, I guess we were a week late. All the leaves had fallen off. But all was not lost. I decided to have a bit of fun with motion blurs.

Tip for the day…work with what you have and play, play, play!

Next year I’ll be more on top it!

These are two different versions of the same location…yep, I played!

Aspen Blur 2

Same settings a below – different post processing.

 

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Aspen Blur 1

.7 sec @ f22 50mm ISO 100

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Hope you all have an amazing week! Cheers,
Janice Sullivan

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