I'm always game to go out and make images with my friends and shoot street, architecture, cityscapes or macro flowers. Since I don't have access to horses everyday, and can't always make equine images, I've made a bit of a promise to myself to improve my macro flower photography this year.
I think perfecting my technique in other photography disciplines helps me perfect my equine photography techniques. I learn more and more how far I can push my gear when I shoot, and I improve my post-procesisng skills too. I think it's good for developing vision too (hah, flowers or no, I can't not talk about vision). Sometimes my brain makes weird little connections that I always try to incorporate into my equine photography.
Shooting macro is great practice for when I travel too, since I like to incorporate everything from tiny details to grand vistas in my destination galleries. Variety tells a better story than a gallery of 20 landscapes, don't you think?
Happy Memorial Day and thank you to all who have served.
The springtime usually brings a bounty of blossoms to the Chicago Botanic Garden and it's pretty magical to shoot there in April and May - except for the rain. I'm pretty much DONE with all the rain we had this spring. It's even raining as I type this blog so my bad attitude abounds despite the pretty flowers.
No photography tips today since I'm pretty low on the macro flower photography learning curve but I hope you enjoy these. They're some of my favorite images of the few times I was able to shoot between the raindrops this spring.
- Shooting in Moroccan Ruins, Dunes and at the Beach
- Where's it at in Ouarzazate, Ait-Ben-Haddou and the Flint Oasis
- Return to Essaouria