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 ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ 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. ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ Devil’s Trail Beach on the Island of Virgin Gorda. These areContinue reading “The British Virgin Islands”

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. ~~~~~~~ It always amazes me to see one of these Tiger Swallowtail butterflies “on a mission.” This particular time, it letContinue reading “On a Mission”

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. ~~~~~~~Continue reading “Light the Way”

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. ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ March 12,Continue reading “Capturing the Light”

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. ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ Beautiful fuchsia colors drew me toContinue reading “Flower Path”

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 wordContinue reading “The Colors of Solitude”

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” ~~~~~~~ The meaning of “Bliss” to me,Continue reading “Define Your Bliss”

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, orContinue reading “Treasured Moments”