What makes a photographer?

Lake Washington Originally uploaded by gregmeyer Chris Brogan’s post yesterday on Nikon’s request for him to test a D300 spurred me to think more about being a “photographer”. When I was a kid, I thought a photographer was someone with fancy equipment, who worked in a darkroom and made neat tricks with emulsion, burning and…

Composing a Sunset Photograph at the Beach: Tips and Tricks

Pacific Sunset with Random Guy Originally uploaded by gregmeyer What’s the recipe for a successful sunset photograph at the beach? Clearly one prerequisite is a clear sunset — not often found at the Oregon Coast — and another is a camera. But there the easy point and shoot ends. While I’ve sometimes gotten good results…

Taking Better Fireworks Pictures on July 4th

Fireworks Burst #7 Originally uploaded by gregmeyer Strange as it seems to be, I had never before set out to take pictures of Fireworks before Friday night’s trip to Emerald Downs in Auburn. Armed with dSLR, Mini Tripod (Joby’s Gorillapod), and a dry, clear night, I was ready to take shots of the pyrotechnics. And…