Monthly Archives: July 2010

Understanding Nature

A guest post by Jim Clark, www.jimclarkphoto.com Anyone who has attended my nature photography workshops knows that I’m a naturalist first and photographer second.  This stems from my childhood days using a pair of binoculars and the Peterson field guides … Continue reading

Posted in Nature photography, Wildlife Photography | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Honoring Nature with Lightroom???

Nature is important, not just to me, but for all of us. We can't exist, for example, without plants and their photosynthesis. That produces both oxygen and food.  Sometimes I will hear that someone doesn't use Photoshop or Lightroom because … Continue reading

Posted in Lightroom, Nature photography | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Perfection in Photography or Nature

 In classes, I often see photographers who feel they need to be "perfect" and don't like to make mistakes with assignments. I think this will not help a photographer become a better photographer, even though I will hear things like, … Continue reading

Posted in Misc Posts | 1 Comment

Native Plant Gardens and Photography

One great way to stay connected with nature and have a wonderful place to photograph is to create a native plant garden in your yard. I have done this in several locations now, starting back in Minnesota, and now in … Continue reading

Posted in Close Up Photography, Flowers, Native plants | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Secret Lives of Plants

Since the very first time I saw paintbrush flowers, I have loved them as subjects for the camera. What is there not to love? They are boldly colored, grow in groups, and a variety of species can be found in … Continue reading

Posted in Close Up Photography, Composition, Flowers | Tagged , | Leave a comment