Wordy Wednesday #198 “Barn in the Snow”
Feb24

Wordy Wednesday #198 “Barn in the Snow”

Whenever I get a new camera of my own, or one that I’m testing for Shutterbug magazine, this blog or our sister bog, Mirrorless Photo Tips, I like to test it by photographing a favorite location. Now that I’m living on Daisy Hill, I drive into Parker, CO and walk around O’Brien Park often photographing the gazebo there. But when I lived North of Denver, there was a farm that I went by on my daily walk and over the years I photographed...

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Documenting a Changing World
Jan12

Documenting a Changing World

Everybody needs a hobby, and in my case, I like to photograph barns and as the Colorado landscape has become ever more urbanized I’ve been forced out onto the eastern prairie in search of old farm structures. If my avocation sounds interesting to you, here’s my personal rules for photographing barns. Keep in my that these are my rules for me. Treat them as suggestions for your own photography. Rule 1: Always ask permission. Don’t walk...

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Photography: Is it Art or Commerce?

“Drinking beer doesn’t make you fat, It makes you lean….against tables, chairs, and poles.”—Anonymous Sometimes I think that photography is a lot like Miller’s Lite beer. Instead of tastes great or less filling, the argument would go — is it art or commerce? One of the problems with the business side of photography is that we always don’t get to choose the kind of assignments that come our way. Bread-and-butter studio or...

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Wordless Wednesday #002, “Eagle Taking a Bath “

Eagle at the Denver Zoo Taking a Bath. © 2012 Joe...

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