BEHIND THE LENS

A solar photography ode to trees

Saturday, September 26, 2020

As the city continues to clear up debris from the Aug. 10 storm, I began to think about non-traditional ways to illustrate the tree damage. ...

The maple tree in my front yard has been the focus of an Iowa Photo feature of mine, the background of a past Shutter in Place feature, a source of shade while I photographed a Mad About Food feature and it has supplied the leaves I've used for fall foliage photos. ...

It's stone fruit season and thanks to fruit share I'm getting through my CSA subscription. ...

When you're photographing food at home, you have full control over the way things are arranged - the fabrics, textures and props you want to use. ...

For today's column, I'm building on previous discussions of botanical photography and incorporating new techniques that are still attainable with common household objects. ...

On a day when rain changed all my plans, I resolved to just embrace it. ...

A while back I was having a conversation with former KCRG newsie Justin Foss, now a strategic project manager with Alliant Energy while we waited for things to progress at a job site. ...

Food photography in the last decade or so has shifted from dark and food-focused toward bright overhead light that casts stark shadows on messy, organic-looking scenes. ...

I eagerly watched the double peonies in my garden this spring, and the timing of their blooms was perfect for a Georgia O'Keeffe-inspired smartphone photography session. ...

With everything seemingly slowed down or completely stopped for the last two months or so, I think a lot of us have had our minds on the passage of time. ...

Photography means drawing with light. ...

Show of hands - who's been baking bread during the pandemic? ...

  In light of my increased time spent at home, I've begun just looking at things. ...

My social media feeds runneth over with photos of the food everyone is making and ordering from their local restaurants during this time of hunkering down. It's fun to see people challenging themselves and trying new things, When you're photographing food, keep in mind the color wheel. You ...