Klass Photography Article Archive
Within a Days Drive
So often we think of nature photography happening in those far away places. We tell ourselves that we'll take our best pictures when National Geographic sends us on a 3 month safari, or when we finally get time to rent a boat on Alaska's inside passage.
Nature is all around us, and though African Safaris and Alaskan Wildlife are things everyone should see in their lifetime, certainly they are no reason to miss the everyday beauty within a days drive.
This article is about one of the most overlooked locations - home - or rather locations within a days drive. I've brought some creative ideas and concepts along with some photography from my home to inspire you to focus on photography where you live.
Focus on Creativity: Developing New Perspectives
As creative individuals, we sometimes get caught up in making images that we know are going to work, rather than taking that big chance. I know when I first happen upon a new scene, I tend to start with what I know works - compositions I've been successful with in the past. This article is all about how we can move beyond this safety zone, and push ourselves to explore deeper. I offer you advice, and a creative assignment to help you transform your photography.
Photographing in a Digital World
This article addresses the very way photography has changed since digital began. I highlight many of the ways that I have changed my work in the field to reflect the easiest, best way to accomplish certain photographs.
Techniques like panoramas and high dynamic range images require us to shoot differently - this article explains how to make the most of your digital images.
Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier
A photography essay about photographing in Washington's most beautiful locations. From late summer wildflowers to beautiful rainforest scenes, these two parks encompass an incredible diversity of subjects and photographic possibilities.
From Levels to Curves
If you're a photographer ready to make the jump from levels to curves, don't miss this article that explains in simple terms how to take advantage of curves, while building on your knowledge of levels. You'll be amazed at the power and versatility Curves offers.
Photography in the Peruvian Amazon
Michael takes you alongside as he travels into the Peruvian Amazon to photograph the unique wildlife and landscapes there. Having traveled there several times, he shares practical tips so you and your camera can survive this often hostile environment. This article will take you through all the steps in planning a trip to this unique part of the world. He shares his photographic expertise in making the most out of the opportunities you will likely encounter there.
Learn more about Michael on his website / blog http://lustbaderphotoblog.blogspot.com/
Article by Michael Lustbader
San Miguel de Allende: A Banquet for Creative Souls
Nancy takes you with her to experience the sights, sounds, and textures of colonial Mexico. With its bright colors and festive culture, San Miguel is a photographers paradise. She give helpful tips for visiting and capture successful images that go beyond the interpretive.
Nancy and her fellow author and photographer, Jeremy Woodhouse have just finished work on a new book on San Miguel. The book, La Luz del Pueblo: Discovering a Sense of Place in San Miguel de Allende will be released in December 2008, and is available from Luz Books.
For more information about Nancy, visit her website: http://www.naturaltapestries.com
Article by Nancy Rotenberg
Tips for a Successful Digital Adventure
It used to be that our biggest travel concern was whether we could get the airport guard to hand check our film. Today with digital, that concern has been replaced with how to backup, store, and care for all my files. This article takes you with me as I prepare for, and encounter issues with traveling digitally on my 100 day road trip during this summer. From the heat of Death Valley in July, to backpacking in the Washington, and the rains of the Olympic Peninsula, somehow my camera gear, computer gear, and I survived.
Article by Raymond Klass
Fall Foliage in Southern Vermont
Southern Vermont offers some of the most extraordinary autumn photography opportunities in all of New England. From rolling streams, to reflections, landscapes, and close-ups, the possibilities are almost endless. This article will take you to my favorite locations, and give tips for capturing incredible foliage photographs.
Article by Raymond Klass
This article takes one through the process to create composite panoramic images from several photographs. Photoshop has a new, easy to use tool, that allows us photographers to simply sit back and watch it seamlessly stitch images together. What is best of all is that you don't need a fancy tripod head, or an engineering degree, to take the images. This set-by-step article will bring you up to speed so you can create your own panoramic images without any special equipment.