Wednesday, September 25, 2013

As I look for information and ideas for our project, I came across the website of a Dublin photographer Mike Louw. Below are some of my favorites from his site that I found inspirational for my project.

Glen Etive, Scotland

Thursday, September 19, 2013

After spending the weekend in Yellowstone National Park and fiddling with my exposure settings, I decided to research some tips on achieving the perfect exposure.

Here is what I found from Outdoor Photographer:

  • Always try to get the best exposure while taking the photo rather than trying to fix it during editing
  • A photographer who uses Olympus cameras (I have an Olympus!) finds that center-weighted-average metering is most suited for almost all of his shooting (John Issac)
  • Check the histogram to see that the extremes don't get blown out
  • When shooting wildlife, try to meter directly on the animal to ensure that it is properly exposed
  • LCD screens can give a misleading, brighter preview
  • Consider the overall balance of light and dark areas within the frame

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I decided to share some photos I have taken over the last two summers in Glacier National Park.

Hopefully, this will serve as a reference for my improvement throughout this class, as well as a comparison between Yellowstone and Glacier.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Because I will be going to Yellowstone National Park in less than two weeks, I decided to learn more about it from a National Geographic Article.

Established in 1872, Yellowstone was the first U.S. national park, and covers 2,221,766 acres of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.

Most of the park occupies a high plateau surrounded by mountains, and includes several rivers, alpine lakes, deep canyons, and vast forests.

It's vast array of wildlife includes elk, bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, grizzly bears, black bears, wolves, moose, mountain lions, beaver, and more.

A majority of the park rests atop a "slumbering" volcano, that erupted half a million years ago. Perhaps even more interesting than that fact, is that there are more geysers and hot springs in Yellowstone National Park than anywhere else on Earth.

After learning about large amount of wildlife and geysers, I was curious as to what images other photographers had already captured of this amazing place.

I came across the website of Cindy Goeddel, a Yellowstone Nature and Wildlife Photographer, in my search. The following are some of his favorites from her website.

Moonlit Old Faithful

Coyote Portrait

Lone Wolf Howling

You can see more of her portfolio here.