Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Finding the Subject when Shooting Fall Foliage

A week before the Boston Seminar (which was a lot of fun, as always), Carol and I took a road trip to Vermont and New Hampshire, to "watch the leaves turn" (translation: Look at the fall colors, something this native Californian never got to experience growing up).  Yes, it's beautiful, and yes, I took a few pictures.  BUT I also did what I always do, which is to constantly ask myself, "How can I make this shot more interesting?"  "What is my subject and how is it being placed?"  "How can I improve the shot?"

Monday, September 1, 2008

Saving Lenin and the Historic Value of Throw-away Shots

I have a really hard time throwing away images after I've selected the "good ones".  Even though I know that I'll probably never need them, the older I get the more I realize that even the mundane shots can become more valuable over time.  Here's a good example: I took this shot of the iconic Goodyear Blimp in the 1970's...