[Clayart] Photography

M Gordon clayart at earthlink.net
Thu Oct 6 14:03:05 EDT 2016


DEb, When I do my sunsets I get as little of the land in the shot as  
possible, just enough to give some foreground & scale. Wait until it's  
a colorful as possible, that would mean coluds, probably not much where  
you live.Mike Gordon
On Oct 5, 2016, at 4:43 PM, Deborah Thuman wrote:

> Bruce Girrell asked: So are you looking for pointers, feedback, or  
> what?
>
> Feedback and pointers would be wonderful! Thanks. I purchased videos  
> for photography basics from Digital Photography School. For those who  
> aren’t familiar…. this is a website with fantastic information and you  
> can ask for a weekly newsletter. All free. Videos, if you want them,  
> have to be purchased and there are frequent sales.
>
> I’m playing with landscape at the moment because I’ve got a lot of it  
> laying about. I’ve got mountains, desert, stuff growing, and views of  
> what’s downhill. Sunrise and sunset come free with each day. I do  
> photograph my work and I need to be able to take great photos.   
> Portraits aren’t going to be a big thing for me. I’m also working on  
> macro shots and starting to think I don’t need a macro lens. I’ve  
> learned from this list how to tinker with white balance, to tell Jim  
> to ditch the fluorescent bulbs and get me daylight/full spectrum bulbs  
> for the light box, and to use a tripod.
>
> For sunrise and sunset, I play with how much land and how much sky I  
> want in the photo. I also play with how much backlighting I want. I  
> started with a fully manual Canon in 1980 and I’m now, finally,  
> starting to realize I can do more with a fully automatic camera.
>
> For anyone who thinks s/he is taking too long to learn clay…. I’ve  
> been farting around with a SLR since 1980. I may even get good at it  
> someday.
>
> Deb Thuman
> debthuman at zianet.com <mailto:debthuman at zianet.com>
> https://debthumanblog.wordpress.com  
> <https://debthumanblog.wordpress.com/>
>
> I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out  
> on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the  
> center.  
> <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/k/kurtvonneg132753.html>
> Kurt Vonnegut  
> <http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/k/kurtvonneg132753.html>
>
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