Wordy Wednesday #214 “Garden of the Gods in Color”
Jun15

Wordy Wednesday #214 “Garden of the Gods in Color”

Ive written about the Garden of the Gods before and you can read some details in my previous post about shooting the wonder of nature with infrared capture. While my friend Mark Toal and I were visiting the Garden of the Gods, he loaned me a Panasonic Lumix GX85, with which I made the above shot. (Mary ordered me a Lumix GX85 for my birthday last month and it should be here today.) I’ve never been good at shooting with two...

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Determining Proper Exposure for Digital Infrared
Apr14

Determining Proper Exposure for Digital Infrared

When learning to see infrared imaging possibilities, the first thing you should do is forget everything you know about photography using visible light. That’s because everything you know about light is wrong when shooting infrared images. Exposure meters aren’t sensitive to infrared light, so it’s theoretically difficult to calculate exact exposures but that doesn’t mean you can’t try, especially with your camera’s LCD screen...

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Wordy Wednesday #183 “Snowfall in Colorado”
Nov04

Wordy Wednesday #183 “Snowfall in Colorado”

There has been snowfall in the Colorado mountains for several weeks now but, in the Denver metropolitan area, it’s been a warmer and milder Fall this year. The earliest recorded snowfall in Denver was on September 3, 1961. Here in Daisy Hill at an elevation of 6,250 feet, we’re at a higher elevation than Denver’s famous 5280 feet and often get snow when rain is falling elsewhere. Trivia: The elevation of the entire city of Denver...

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Still Time for Infrared
Sep26

Still Time for Infrared

It won’t be long before the leaves start falling off tree, so now might be your best chance to go out and shoot some infrared images—Joe There’s color, monochrome and the kind of monochrome images that can only be captured by invisible light. Every color’s wavelength is measured in nanometers (one billionth of a millimeter) and light with wavelengths from 700 and 900nm is considered to be infrared. Surprisingly, this band of infrared...

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4 Tips for Photographing Fall

Special Guest Post by Jason Anderson Depending on where you are in the world, peak fall foliage colors may be past, prime, or forthcoming, but there are still many opportunities for photography during the Autumn season.  Autumn is a fantastic time of year because this is a season of many changing colors, and the opportunities for photographic expression are incredible.  While most people tend to think of the colors, leaves, pumpkins...

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Wordless Wednesday #024: “Ghost Tree, Barr Lake”

You don’t always have to shoot infrared images when there are leaves on the trees. Pentax K2000 with Cokin 007 (87B) filter.

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Using Modular Filters for Travel Photography
Mar08

Using Modular Filters for Travel Photography

Camera manufacturers no longer standardize on a single (threaded) filter size for their lenses and you can easily find yourself owning lenses requiring many different filter sizes.—Joe Farace Modular filters overcome this non-standard obstacle by letting you to purchase one filter that fits all your different lenses. That means you only need to own one ND, gradient, or polarizer filter and it will fit all of your lenses. These filters...

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