One of my favorite techniques when using a camera mounted flash indoors is to point it behind me. Unfortunately, this only works if you have a flash with a rotating head, so compact camera owners or anyone else stuck with a built-in flash are out of luck.
There’s just something strange and otherworldly about this that fascinates me, green water and all.
Photos posted in this category are selected from the contributions of members of the Photodoto discussion group at Flickr.com.
One thing you can count on during the Spring and Summer months in southern California is the marine layer: a cool, foggy layer of air blown ashore each evening that doesn’t burn off until around noon. Every morning starts out cool and overcast. Overcast conditions aren’t typically what photographers talk about when they discuss beautiful light. The “golden hour” (dawn and dusk) is only golden if you can see the sun. But overcast conditions have their advantages as well and you can still take great photographs under a gray sky as long as you choose your subjects carefully.
A Walk Through Durham Township, Pennsylvania, is the photo blog of photographer Kathleen Connally. Honestly, if you haven’t seen it, or haven’t seen it lately, you’re missing out. Her site is filled with one sublime image after another. If you like to shoot landscapes, animals, or environmental portraits, she’s got a regular dose of inspiration for you.
O’Reilly is running a contest open to anyone in the United States who “shoots photographs and manipulates them with Photoshop.” All you have to do is manipulate an image with Photoshop and you could win… Photoshop! Is it just me or does that seem like sort of a silly prize for a Photoshopping contest? To be fair, it’s not the only prize. You have until August 15 to enter.