In landscape photography no matter how beautiful the scenery being photographed, having a dramatic and vibrant sky can be the difference between a so-so and a So Good! photograph. Forget about clear skies. For the most dramatic skies with the most vibrant colors you need clouds. Not just a few little wisps of clouds either, you need […]
Andrew Raynor Year Nine, wow, this photography tradition of looking back on the past year’s photographs seems to be sticking. I have Jim Goldstein to thank for his annual photo project prompting so many others to also share in looking back on their own work. The year end is always a great time to […]
Andrew Raynor A colorful fall scene with snow in Michigan… that didn’t require much other than being there, seeing this composition and clicking a button. I am a supporter of Gary Numan’s latest project on PledgeMusic, which is a pledge campaign to support the creation of his 21st album. He is doing it as […]
…with my little eye a lady dressed in red. Click Here and see what you can see.
Andrew Raynor Forest Floor Fall Leaves, Sturgeon River Wilderness, Michigan A frequent question I am often asked by my wife when returning from a trip is “Did you get any good pictures?” My frequent answer – “Maybe…” Often my answer comes just from thinking about the things I may have witnessed, but whether I […]
Have you ever taken what you thought was a killer landscape photo only to get home and find it unusable, ruined by the dreaded lens flare? Some lens flare is good, think of those light rays emanating from the sun. Some lens flare is bad, like the big balls of color in the photo above. Would […]
Andrew Raynor Nature print by Mark Graf accents a patient lodge at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital, Michigan The heading of this post is really no surprise to those that already enjoy being outdoors, hiking, and exploring. Most recently I experienced it being quite under the weather with a bad cold during my trip to […]
Andrew Raynor Westward fall views at sunrise of Presque National Forest, Isle, and Lake Superior, Michigan from atop Sugarloaf Mountain. I suppose anyone that has done any road tripping has come across the signs… Scenic Overlook Ahead. In the Detroit area, it may as well be an endangered species, if not extinct. That […]
The White Mountain National Forest. Over the past two weekends I’ve had the pleasure of leading a handful of workshop clients, (one all the way from Jordan!) throughout the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire. From waterfalls to high mountain peaks to beautiful autumn foliage, the WMNF is my Happy Place! This slideshow requires […]
Canon Picture Styles, what are they? How do I use them and why? Check out my latest article on the Craftsy.com Photography Blog to find out more about how to get more out of your Canon DSLR.