Sunday, November 22, 2015
For those of us who live in the United States, Thanksgiving is upon us, and this time of year is as good a time as any to reflect on what we're thankful for. In this post, I'll share some photos and thoughts that represent some of the things I am thankful for.
Posted by Samantha Decker on Sunday, November 22, 2015
Friday, November 6, 2015
I never used to be a big telephoto user until I started traveling to National Parks, and began capturing the wildlife. When I went to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in 2013, I rented a Canon 100-400, but I was disappointed with it. The following year I rented a Tamron 150-600 to take to Yosemite National Park. I thought the lens performed nicely (although I didn't see much wildlife in Yosemite), so I ended up getting one of my own several months later. Here are some of my favorite photos with this super telephoto lens.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
As I pore through my old photos and upload them to my portfolio, there are always a few that stand out. These are the photos that I took before I ever bought my first DSLR, that still to this day remain some of my favorites. All the photos in this post were taken with either a point and shoot (small sensor, fixed lens) camera or an automatic film camera with cheap film. I will note that almost all of them have been reprocessed recently to bring out the best of them, and many of them were shot using HDR to compensate for the poor dynamic range of consumer cameras. For the night shots, a small tripod was used (handheld nigh shots with a point and shoot? Not a pretty picture). None of these cameras were capable of shooting RAW natively. That being said, I think this post serves as a testament to the fact that good photos can be taken with minimal gear.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
There are few moments in nature more stunning than a sunset (a sunrise may be the exception). I've been lucky enough to capture sunsets in some beautiful locations. After looking through my photos to find my favorite sunsets, I realized all my best ones were taken in the United States. I guess I will have to work on my international sunsets! A great excuse to book more international travel. Here are, in no particular order, are my top ten sunsets.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Through the Glass Dispatch is a bulletin where I showcase some of my recent photos, share what photo projects and trips I have coming up, and share what photo-related stories I've been following online. Click here to browse the archives.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
This is my sixth and final post about my trip to the Rocky Mountains of Montana and Alberta. You can read my previous posts about Glacier National Park, the Cowboy Trail, Lake Louise (the lake), Lake Louise (the village) and the town of Banff. In this post I'll share photos of Yoho National Park in British Columbia, the Icefields Parkway in Banff and Jasper National Parks, and the Bow Valley Parkway in Banff National Park. I was only in each of these areas for a small portion of my trip, so individually, I did not have enough photos to warrant separate posts. That is why this post is called the Best of the Rest!