Category: Inspiration

The Mermaid Parade: What Photographers Need to Know

The Mermaid Parade is an annual event that happens in Coney Island on the first Saturday after summer solstice.  It’s an odd and wonderful event that tests your street photography skills.  But not to worry, it is a bit like shooting fish in a barrel – you’ll definitely come away with some fun images. I asked ...

2013 – Reviewing the Year In Photographs

2013 was a great year.  I skied a lot and I traveled quite a bit.  I had the great fortune to visit some great places like The Palouse, Northwest New Mexico, my family cabin in Wisconsin, Maine, and Morocco.  We hosted family from India and showed them Washington D.C., Vermont, New Hampshire and the area ...

Changing It Up

I subscribe to Joe McNally’s blog.  He is the master of flash photography, which I myself haven’t mastered, so I’m in continual awe of his vision and execution.  Plus, I like his writing. I finally  had a chance to read this blog post.  What really struck me was his comment about reminding himself “entire to ...

Finding Bruarfoss

We did a lot of research on Iceland before we left home.  Months were spent browsing pictures from 500px, Flickr, Google, and a variety of other sites devoted to showing the splendor of Iceland.  We highlighted pictures from Gullfoss, Seljalandsfoss, Vik, Dyrholaey, and the Snaefellsness Peninsula, taking meticulous notes on what was there and why ...

Play and the Creative Process

I’ve been thinking about the creative process recently.  How do you get out of a rut?  How do you find inspiration?  If you’re not in a rut, how do you find the next unique image.  I think play and experimentation are really important tools. When I’m out in the field and unable to deliver on my ...

The Valensole Plain

The Valensole Plain in Provence is a gorgeous place in late June and early July with vast expanses of lavender, buzzing with bees and filling the air with a sweet aroma. Undulating fields are broken by by patches of wheat or sunflowers. Add it to your list of places to see.

Brandon Creek Road - by Sandy Gennrich

Inspiration

People are always asking where I find my inspiration.  It comes from a lot of different places.  Life.com just made things easier by posting their 2011 Photo Blog Awards.  I’m a reader of several of them, and I’m looking foward to looking into the others.  Inspriration comes from a wide variety of places.  Spread your wings, ...