Another image captured in Chicago in 2008. The subject is the Robie House. It's the angles in the structure that really catches your attention.
If you're into architectural photography, check out Berenice Abbott's work.
Still in Chicago at a Cubs game with my family. (The Cubs lost). I was annoyed by the post in the shot, so I included it into the composition. This was my first attempt at framing.
A great video on composition by Jamie Windsor. He's excellent at explaining a lot of techniques and concepts. I encourage you to follow his YouTube Channel if you want to be a serious photographer.
Another image taken in Chicago. I took my daughter on a sunset cruise. I rarely shoot through glass.
Here's an example of why I don't:
If you must shoot through glass, here's a good article.
This was shot in Chicago. I had taken my daughter for a week to the Windy City as a high school graduation present years ago. I really wish I had found Lightroom sooner...
Here's a link to Lightroom tutorials. These are paid courses and I do not endorse any of them. But they are reviewed by users. I'm self taught and learned by simply playing around.
I always felt sorry for the trapped animals behind the glass. Yet I snapped away. In several years, I would abandon this practice...
My first vacation after moving to Los Angeles was to Las Vegas. This was taken in the lobby of the Bellagio Resort. My first use of cropping photos.
Here's on of the best videos on cropping, presented by the SLR Lounge:
Because Maui (a rescued, 14 year old Westie) goes with me on most of my shoots, I'm introducing her.
Bambi came first. She was fearful and timid. I thought another dog would get her out of her shell. I couldn't have been more wrong. Once Maui was an adult, they needed to be separated. I will never have two dogs again.
Bambi passed immediately following our move to Boston.
I still hadn't read the manual when I returned to Cincinnati to visit family in February 2008.
One of my favorite urban photographers is Riccardo Magherini (Florence based).
And, no, I didn't read the manual or watch any videos yet.
These were taken at Big Bear Lake, a two hour drive from LA, where I was living at that time. No cropping. No color correction. I cringe now.
One of my favorite landscape photographers is Thomas Heaton. He runs a helpful YouTube Channel. Check him out for tips and tutorials.
One of my first day trips from Los Angeles was Solvang, about a two hour drive. It's a Danish themed village with amazing pastries. (My great grandparents were born in Denmark, which I've been to now. Those photos are several years and many posts in the future.)
I tried out my new camera, Nikon Coolpix L3. at a nearby waterfall.
It was crowded, and I had not read the manual -- again.
For a good tutorial on shooting waterfalls:
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