Posts Tagged ‘photography’

Photography or Art

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Photographers have fought the notion from other art forms that photography is not art. Maybe that is because those artists can’t create art with a camera the same way they can create art with something else. Art is an expression of emotion using a tool. Whether you layer color and form and composition with a […]


How not to get burned shooting Fireflies.

Synchronous fire flies on display

Ok, so Fireflies don’t give off any heat, but getting great images of them is still not easy. Much easier now, though, than when I tried with film years ago. The most interesting fireflies (lightning bugs) are the Synchronous variety found most numerous in the Great Smoky Mountains. Last part of May into June, these […]


How to Paint with Light

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Photography derives its name from the “painting with light”. But the term light painting has come to mean using external sources of light (flashlight, candle, etc) to paint in light on a subject at night. The method I use in Light Painting requires a flashlight and some way to color the light. First, choose a […]