Poppies

If you can’t find Things to Photograph in California, You should take up another Hobby.

It’s been gorgeous in Central California the past couple of weeks.  We had just enough rain in March to help the flowers pop, and now the green grass and yellow poppies are dominating the foothills.  It seems like every morning beckons us to pick up our cameras and hit the road – and that’s exactly what we’ve done. Charley Roadtrek SS Agile-1 We’ve crisscrossed the State, finding some unique, and some not-so-unique, photographic opportunities. Continue reading

Getting Out of Your Photography Comfort Zone.

When it comes to photography, most of us have special subjects that we love to shoot.  I love landscapes and trains.  Rochelle prefers portraits and abstracts.  So, it isn’t surprising that those subjects make up the “bread and butter” of our photographic experiences.

But you know what?  Shooting the same thing all of the time is boring.   And when you’re shooting “Your Favorite Thing”, your standards can become so ridiculously high, it’s easy to be disappointed by anything that’s less than an “OMG! THAT’s AMAZING!”  photograph.  And trust me; those types of shots don’t come along very often.Knights Ferry Civil War Reenactment-24

So, to relieve the boredom of shooting the same subject a million times, and also relieve some of the pressure from looking for that one killer shot, Rochelle and I often go out and shoot something entirely different, just for the heck of it.  And it turns out, that’s when we have some of the most fun.  So that’s why we spent all day Saturday at a Civil War Reenactment in Knight’s Ferry California.  Continue reading