Wildflowers 05

Wildflower 05

When photographing a subject, any subject, it is important that it stands out. In this image one and only one wildflower blossom is totally sharp. It is our “hero” and our eyes trend to rest here. It is in the hands of the photographer to lead the viewer!

Enjoy and keep on photographing!


Shopping Cart 01

I challenge you to go to a local store and photograph shopping carts. You will find lines, areas, plastic, metal etc. When I started I thought it might get boring but I was surprised how many cool images you can get photographing shopping carts.


These carts were stacked together. There are many beautiful lines in this images and I decided that on the left hand side the lines go through the corners.

Enjoy and have fun and by the way don’t be surprised if people ask you what you are doing? Some people might be wondering why you are photographing shopping carts.

Circles 03


On my photographic exercise walk I discovered this mug on the old Jeep. The lines and the circle create a beautiful contrast; so does the old jeep in comparisson to the new mug.

Enjoy and happy photographing!

By the way, since I am actively looking for circles, I see them everywhere!

Tri-unity (2nd Exercise)

The 2nd exercise deals with compositions. Developing your photographic eye means seeing and creating a composition in the viewfinder of your camera. This exercise will help you to to arrange different things together. I ask you to take three things that normally are not together and organize them in a way that they can be photographed. If you do so, you will have to start by looking for things that normally are not together. In my example I took a sweater, peas and pliers and put them together. I tried several arrangements and I tried different camera settings. I finally shot the picture with an 85mm portrait lens at f1.8 to create a very shallow depths of field because I wanted to put the emphasis on the tips of the pliers.  This exercise forces you to think and to try different options. Hopefully at the end of the week you will have created some beautiful and exiting compositions. Don’t forget to have fun with your camera!