Last week the Lytro Camera was announced. This camera introduces a revolutionary sensor technology that gives photographers the ability capture the “light field” in a scene and focus after the fact. This, of course, is in the place of the current sensor technology which only allows you to capture the scene based on the focus […]
We love when alumni come back to visit. A couple of weeks ago, Alison Behr dropped in, a graduate of Summer Intensive 2004 . She didn’t come by herself, however. Alison was accompanied by a group of her high school students from the Pacific Rim School in Carlsbad, California. Alison teaches the school’s Digital Photography […]
For the macrophile in search of fascinating subjects, colorful backgrounds, and technically challenging photography, look no further than the nearest stand of pollinating flowers. There you will invariably find buzzing, herky-jerky bumblebees bouncing from one flower to the next collecting pollen. How do you shoot something that is so small and in perpetual motion? After […]
After posting the 60 second assignment I decided to playing around with ghosting. Its was pretty challenging. I like this one the best and still wasn’t completely in love with it. Looks like I’ll be spending the next couple of weeks running in and out of my images.
What can happen in a minute? That’s what I want photographers to explore in this month’s assignment. The only requirement is that the exposure have a shutter speed of 60 seconds. The subject matter can be anything from streams to fireworks, people to inanimate objects, so long as as you leave your shutter open for […]
I have to admit, I’m quite partial to this assignment gallery. This being my very first year as a mom, I was really excited to see how people would interpret and photograph the theme, “Parenthood.” As usual, the photographers each brought unique images, experiences and ideas to the assignment. There is everything from animals parenting to the […]
In the argument for “photography as art” it’s been declared that photographs aren’t meant to duplicate a scene but rather are the means for photographers to interpret a scene. Like painters, photographers use light and shadow, focus and blur, framing and design elements to represent what they are seeing – a mood, a story, a […]
I had the bittersweet job of editing the student slide show from the Bella Italia 2011 workshop to post on the blog. Bittersweet because on one hand I loved seeing the student work and being inspired by their images. On the other hand, it was pretty hard to see image after image of gorgeous countryside, […]