Photo Art Friday: Orton Effect No.15

The original image was captured at Port Crescent State Park in Port Austin Michigan. The Orton Effect was pioneered by Michael Orton in an effect to imitate watercolor paintings. The technique was developed in the era before everything was digital and was done by sandwiching two transparencies of the exact same composition where one slideContinue reading “Photo Art Friday: Orton Effect No.15”

7 Merits of Photo Challenges

It’s fun! It gives you an opportunity to do something new creatively. Taking photos consistently will help you improve as a photographer. Sometimes depending on who issues the challenge you can potentially earn money and other prizes. It gives you an excuse to start taking photos. It can get you out of your comfort zone.Continue reading “7 Merits of Photo Challenges”

Monochrome Vs. Selective Color

The short answer is it’s all about light and hues or the lack thereof. Looking for some clarity? Well, I think I can help with that to some degree so lets dive in! Monochrome Monochrome photography employs light in differing amounts instead of color to capture or represent images. Monochrome photography takes only a singleContinue reading “Monochrome Vs. Selective Color”

Wandering Wednesday: Return to the “Secret” Nature Study Area

It’s been a couple of years since I have stepped foot on Macomb Community College’s not so secret Nature Study area that is maintained by the biology department. Since my last visits they have repainted the sign at the beginning of the trail head. You can park rather close to the trail head to althoughContinue reading “Wandering Wednesday: Return to the “Secret” Nature Study Area”