Every photographer knows about the “Golden Hour,” the hour of diffuse, warm light that is available the first hour after sunrise. This light helps make landscapes, portraits, and almost any outdoor photo better. I also like to use this warm light as a backlight for Nature Close-ups. These close-ups during an Autumn Golden Hour also get the added benefit of an early morning dew still clinging to the foliage before the mid-day sun burns it off.
I find that photographing flowers can be frustrating. Just look through any photo magazine or website, and you’ll see literally hundreds of perfectly exposed flowers with beautiful bokeh. How do you stand out from the crowd and be different and creative? So I found a beautiful single, red rose in our local supermarket. It has two great attributes, a velvet-like texture and a distinctive inward spiral that resembles a vortex. I wanted to enhance the drama and make that pattern […]