Waterfalls at Mid-Day?

Ideal Waterfall Light. If you’d ask me to describe my ideal weather and lighting conditions for photographing waterfalls I would tell you that I hope for an overcast day and with any luck a slight drizzle. I would also tell you that it is definitely not during the middle of the day under harsh sunlight.… Read More

Waterfall Wednesday

It Depends.  One of the questions I’m most often asked when it comes to photographing waterfalls is what camera settings I use, particularly what shutter speed. And my answer is always the same, “It depends.” It depends ~ On the look I’m going for. If I’m trying to capture the shapes and swirls created by bubble caught in… Read More

And One Filter To Rule Them All

The One Filter You Can’t Live Without. The Weekly Photo Challenge topic is Landscape, so rather than simply share a few landscape photos I’m going to talk about the one filter that should be in every nature and landscape photographers camera bag. The one filter that cannot be duplicated in the computer, and the one… Read More

Up Close And Personal

When photographing landscapes, especially with a wide angle lens, I often place my lens closeup to my foreground element. Doing so accentuates the prominence of your foreground in the composition by giving the illusion that it is larger than it really is. Below are a few examples of how I used a wide angle lens… Read More

Thirds And Symmetry

The First Rule. Know it. One of the first “Rules” of photography that most people learn when first starting out is the Rule Of Thirds.  When composing a photograph, visualize a grid across the scene, dividing it into thirds vertically and horizontally. Just like in a game of tic-tac-toe. For a more dynamic composition you should… Read More

Depth, Creating The Illusion.

The Problem With Landscape Photography. We see the world around us in three dimensions, unfortunately our camera does not. Trying to convey the depth and dimension our eyes see with the two dimensional medium of photography can often leave the final image looking flat, without depth. Fortunately, by using a few simple tricks when composing… Read More

Better Photography Takes More Than A Fancy Camera.

I my latest article for the New England Photography Guild I share a few tips on how to take your photography past the snap-shot and on to creating beautiful and compelling photographs.   None of the tips involves buying any new gear, except maybe an alarm clock. 😉                

Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturate

Foliage again? That’s right. And until it’s gone and all the leaves are on the ground, welcome to the Jeff Sinon Photography Autumn In Technicolor Blog. I’m headed to the mountains soon, for what I hope to be a long and fruitful day of photographing this years glorious display of color, in hopes of bringing… Read More

Before There’s Fire.

 There’s Blue. As a landscape photographer, I love good fiery sunrises and sunsets. A cloud filled sky that bursts into flame as the sun begins or ends its journey across the sky each day is something I hope for every time I head out to make photographs. However, I don’t just show up a few… Read More

It’s Not Always About Sharpness.

Sharp lens, blurry photo. Having recently added a Canon 70-200 f/4L IS lens to my camera bag, I needed to go out as soon as I could to test it. Reported to be one of, if not the, sharpest zoom lens Canon has ever made, you might think I’d be out shooting trying to see just… Read More