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Tips for Capturing Great Photos in Your Own Backyard

We’ve all been there- you’re going on a big trip to an exciting destination and you want to make sure you come back with some amazing photographs to document your trip and the locations you visited.However, despite your best intentions (and ambitions!), the reality is that 1) you’re going to a relatively unfamiliar place, and 2) your time and photo opportunities there are limited due to the length of your stay. As a result, yourphotography subjects and range of environments will be limited... continue reading


As testament to their proliferation, I took these photos at Sawyer State Park, Tumalo State Park, and at the top of Lava Butte in the Newberry National Volcanic Monument area, all within ten miles of Bend, Oregon.I've taken dozens of close-up photos of these appealing rodents and, although none have yet sold, I have hopes that my squirrel photos will delight many.I hope you find them as charming as I do. continue reading

Photographing everyday nature provides a lot of subject matter

Most photographers, I assume, attempt to go to the most exotic or spectacular places to photograph scenic landscapes and breathtaking vistas.But there are plenty of interesting things right in your back yard, (or front yard or field behind your house or woods across town.)Within 25 miles of my house, there are hundreds of places to explore, all on public lands.While at first glance it might seem mundane, a closer look will usually reveal surprises never before realized, like the unusual Onion-... continue reading

My Neighborhood

Many people believe that you have to travel to a beautiful place to take good photographs.There may be many photographic possibilities just outside of your home.Try photographing gardens, architecture, changing seasons and construction projects.What might be boring to you might be interesting to someone else.If you live downtown in a city the concrete landscape could be a good subject.If you live in a nice neighborhood the pretty landscaping and architecture could be a good subject.Do... continue reading

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