Category Archives: Seeing & Thinking

An illustrative description of the cognitive process used while photographing a scene–whether analyzing the subject, lighting, or composition; overcoming challenges; or just adding drama.

  Photographers know that magic happens during the blue hour–that special time between night and day when the skies—even if they were grey and featureless during the day—turn from bleak to beautiful brilliant blue. Cool blue skies contrast oh so lovely against warm yellow tones, making subjects pop. So it’s the perfect time to photograph […]

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When I visited Juneau, Alaska in August, I knew that I wanted to photograph the Treadwell Mine Salt Pump, a ruined structure that sits in the water between downtown Juneau and Douglas Island. Reading about the historic mine and seeing pictures of this unusual structure intrigued me. So I planned out my shooting times and itinerary before […]

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During baseball season, fireworks are displayed on Fridays after every home game the Reds play in Cincinnati. After the game it’s about a 20 minute wait before fireworks begin, allowing time for the spectators sitting in the right outfield bleachers to move over to the other side of the stadium. It’s worth the wait, cauz […]

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South Africa is more than a melting pot of different cultures. Talk to any South African and they’ll tell you that they don’t just tolerate each other. They embrace their differences. And celebrate their diversities–whether it’s culture, language, color, gender or race. In 2010, according to their Cape Town Carnival website, a South African group […]

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