Category Archives: Rural

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I couldn’t help myself…

Every year in July when the canola is in bloom, my wife wants to stop at each field to take photographs. I personally don’t like this harsh tone of yellow and have never been a fan […]

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Composition: Finding the Frame

Previous article in this series: Assessing the Subject “Finding the frame” seems to be what composition is all about, but it is different because it concerns the image ‘container’ rather than how elements inside the […]

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The photo you have vs. the photo you wanted

When you understand photography and your camera intimately, you are more likely to get the photographs you want. Newcomers to photography are often disappointed by their results because the excitement provided by the subject has […]

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Thoughts on the first days of spring.

Winter is over. Officially, that is, but I still have winter in the mind. I live in Edmonton in central Alberta, where winter is usually a reliable solid blanket that is not frayed by the […]

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Thought for the Day

If you wish to submit your work for possible display in a gallery, they will expect to choose from a ‘body of work’ — in other words, a set of photographs that are cohesive in […]

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Fall Escape

I have been in the doldrums lately, wanting to strike out on a new creative path but finding myself uninspired and rudderless. So, in late September, when my wife suggested an early morning outing to […]

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Autumn Black and White

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Photograph what attracts you.

  This is a painterly image, with no software ‘paint’ effects added. Thousands of photographers have been attracted to the contrast of white birch or aspen trunks against a deeper forest background–you see them all […]

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