How I Got That Shot – Lava Faces

How I Got That Shot – Lava Faces

How I Got That Shot? Photographing Lava Faces Now that Pele is busy reshaping Hawaii Island, I found myself revisiting a few images of live lava I took years ago, while on the island, in Hawaii Volcano National Park, capturing the many forms and shapes live lava takes while on its way to the ocean. [...]

Lighting Patterns and the Artist Voice: Back Lighting

Lighting Patterns and the Artist Voice: Back Lighting

Lighting Patterns and the Artist Voice: Back Lighting Using a specific lighting pattern can help define our photographic voice. In my previous post I mentioned split lighting and how it can be used to evoke a certain mood and look, in particular in black-and-white portraits. Today let's look at back lighting. Back lighting creates silhouettes, [...]

Photographing the Environment

Photographing the Environment

Photographing the Environment - Portraits of Mother Nature Capturing Mother Nature at its worst and at its best   The other night I watched the CNN town hall meeting with former Vice President Al Gore. I had watched Al Gore's first documentary An Inconvenient Truth  (and read the book), and so I couldn't wait to [...]

Photographing Lava

Photographing Lava

A Few Notes on Lava Photography Lately, Pele, the goddess of fire, has been showing itself to us in all its fiery glory. Hence, those usually photographing and/or reporting on lava flow on a regular basis have been quite busy, and (I guess) excited. But what about the rest of us, those of us interested [...]