St. Thomas

Photography Class
 Day Fifteen –

Theme:
– Landscape & Cropping –

Today, snap a picture of a landscape.
Focus on the gestalt — the entire setting as a whole

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St. Thomas, Britsh Virgin Islands

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A stunning view at the highest point on St. Thomas in the British Virgin Islands.

Thanks for looking in and sharing.
~~Tresa

The British Virgin Islands

Photography Class
 Day Fourteen –

Theme:
– Scale & Observation –

Today, play with scale: you can use anything and everything to help convey size in your image, from your Chihuahua to your Mini Cooper, to an aerial view or perspective from a penthouse floor.

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Virgin Gorda

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Devil’s Trail Beach on the Island of Virgin Gorda. These are giant boulders lined with sand and sometimes water from Devil’s Bay. Great spot for picture-taking, sunbathing and snorkeling. The color of the water is a stunning shade of turquoise.

Thanks for stopping by.
~~Tresa

On a Mission

Photography Class  Day Thirteen –

Theme: Moment and Motion –

Our lives are made up of big events and tiny moments. Ultimately, life is fleeting, and oftentimes it’s these small moments, this motion, that we love to document.

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Yellow Moth

It always amazes me to see one of these Tiger Swallowtail butterflies “on a mission.”
This particular time, it let me take its picture…

~~Tresa

Light the Way

Photography Class – Day 10

Theme: Mystery & Lighting Effects.

A photograph can create a certain mood and communicate an idea that transcends its subject. Today, share an image that creates a sense of mystery. A lone mitten on the sidewalk. A trail leading off into the distance. Your dog’s deep brown eyes. Intrigue us with the feeling of uncertainty.

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DockandShadows

Photo by Tresa Meyer Clark

Wonder what happens here after dark? I’m intrigued by the contrast between the light and dark forms and the shadows. What kind of light would be cast at night by the one single mushroom lamp-post, or maybe there are more. What does this walkway lead to and is this safe?

Thanks for reading and wondering!

~~Tresa

Capturing the Light

Photography Class – Day Nine

Theme: Warmth & the Quality of Light.

Photography means “drawing with light,” and when you snap a picture with your camera, you use and record light to create an image. When we’re out and about, we use the sun — our most abundant light source — to capture our scenes.

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Charlevoix

Photo by Tresa Meyer Clark

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Indian statue March 12, 2015
Today was a sunny day in southern Michigan, but all the pretty snow is starting to melt now, and it’s not as picturesque as I would prefer. (bummer). So going back to last Fall seemed perfect…

October 2014
I always enjoy going for a walk in late afternoon with Mom. This day was perfect for capturing the light in a nature photograph. The sun painted an amazing warmth on the amber-colored leaves. The shadows are in higher contrast in this photo of the old tree. The crooked branches became more pronounced, more dramatic, and rich on the stunning blue background with soft pink clouds. The primary colors in this scene drew me in…I soaked up the moment…and the sun.

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Please share to your favorite social media site. You are awesome!
Thanks for reading,

🙂

~~Tresa

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Flower Path

Photography Class – Day Eight

Theme: Natural World & Leading Lines.
A good photographer is a constant observer: always watching and studying a scene, from patterns in city traffic to movements in nature. A photographer notices big, sweeping changes — like the sky at dusk — but also the tiniest details.

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flowersncyc

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Beautiful fuchsia colors drew me to these flowers with the little yellow centers as they leaned toward the light. There was a little wind movement through the flowers so I waited for the perfect moment. I framed up my shot with a close up and leading lines to the distant flowers — and the chair in the distance — a sunny place in the sun overlooking the yard to the lake.

Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow…

~~Tresa

Big Waters

Photography Class – Day Seven

Big & Point of View
Today, let’s go big. Whether inside or outside, photograph something of massive size. Feel free to interpret big in your own way, and get creative with your shot. Capture all or just part of the subject. Place it in the foreground so it takes up the entire frame. Or shoot it from afar so it appears smaller — yet still prominent.

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Mackinaw Bridge, Photo by Ronald Clark

Mackinaw Bridge, Photo by Ronald Clark

A beautiful day in August and perfect weather for a ride through the Straits of Mackinac, the narrow waterway separating the U.S. state of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula from its Upper Peninsula. The Straits of Mackinac connect two of the Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron.

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LIVE CAMERA OF BRIDGE
http://www.mackinacbridge.org/bridge-cam-20/

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Icephoto

Ice Wave by Tony Travouillon

FROZEN WAVE
For years, an email has circulated saying these pictures are near Mackinaw City and due to supercooled water.  / Tony Travouillon

 

Thanks for reading and have a great day!

~~Tresa

The Colors of Solitude


Photography Class – 
Day Five

Solitude & the “Rule of Thirds.”
We’re excited about today’s theme, solitude. In addition to thinking about what it means to you, also consider the placement of the subject in your shot. How can you interpret the state of being alone, or a lonely and uninhabited place?

Solitude: Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.
Paul Tillich

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LakeCharlevoix

Sunrise in October on Lake Charlevoix, by Tresa Meyer Clark

Define Your Bliss

Photography Class – Day Four

What is your idea of bliss? Is it an image of your family, laughing at the dinner table? A state of total relaxation, while lying on the beach? Your latest painting, drying on the canvas?

Bliss: complete happiness, great joy, paradise, or heaven: “wedded bliss”

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BraceletAndNauticalBox

The packaging for my nautical jewelry and a bracelet with amazing gemstones.

The meaning of “Bliss” to me, well, I could list an entire cornucopia of utopia that can take on many forms of enjoyment…

• A “turtle” ice cream sundae with hot fudge, pecans and raspberry sauce
• My wedding day: cutting the cake
• A flower arrangement from our beautiful garden
• Designing and creating
• The finishing touches on decorating a favorite space
• A photograph that displays my jewelry design with extraordinary lighting
• A sense of accomplishment when completing a goal
• An amazing boat ride to Mackinac Island on The Great Lakes.

OK for example, when I combine my passion for handcrafted jewelry with graphic design, I’ve spent my creative time accomplishing goals and extending my skills. This, and working with amazing gemstones can be described as great joy!

I designed the graphics for our wedding, and the nautical concept was carried into my jewelry packaging designs.

NauticalCakeDesign

Save the Date postcard I designed

wedding cookie

The box design I made for my bridesmaids wedding jewelry and the lighthouse cookie favor.

Nautical compass by Tresa Meyer Clark

A compass design created in Adobe Illustrator

Lighthouse Cake

The lighthouse wedding cake was delicious.

BeadHavenShop

The Bead Haven in Frankenmuth, Michigan

Thank you for reading and enjoy your little slice of heaven today.
~~Tresa

Treasured Moments

Photography Class – Day Three

Today, let’s focus on the water and your relationship to water. We have different relationships to and stories about water: how it has saved or defeated us. How it reminds us of family vacations, outdoor adventures, or the hot summers of our childhood. How it might symbolize a place we’ve left behind, or a location we dream to go.

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hard work then boating fun

This is one of my treasured photos of my husband and my Dad. A moment in time captured as they were yukking it up. They had just finished a technical project on the boat and it was time to relax and enjoy the evening with family and friends.

I captured this image with my amazing IPhone 5S.

Thank you for reading and liking, yes liking please!
~~Tresa