Summer’s end in the Wiscoy Valley, driftless region of Southern Minnesota.
“And I behold once more
My old familiar haunts; here the blue river,
The same blue wonder that my infant eye..” Ralph Waldo Emerson
Outdoor locations can offer the best photo opps. and can also present big challenges for photographers with unpredictable weather, bright sunlight, wind, insects, street signs, etc. Experienced photographers will find a way around these obstacles.
Barns of Lost Creek offers many fun farmy environments for pictures, and the owners are super nice and accommodating.
August 3rd Details: Pizza food truck, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream stand, flowers by Martha’s Gardens, Lemonade, popcorn and a snack bar.
Editorial photography is intended to tell a story, sometimes in a magazine or to embellish a theme or product. These assignments are varied and always interesting. It's an open door to places and ideas not usually accessible to me otherwise; a way to see the world.
Wiscoy Valley, Minnesota. Here are a few of the pollinators responsible for the fruit.
Finding love by day, by night, by summer love....
As with all photography, it's all about light. The most important aspect of photography is light. Often people think in terms of photographing objects like a person, a flower, a mountain...but experienced photographers know it is the recording of the light reflecting off these objects much like a masterful painting, or a skillful movie. Soft light is my favorite, which often means natural ambient light at the perfect time of day augmented by a reflector or two. It doesn't hurt to have a subject that you love, like Plantables bee bombs.
The second most important component is the background: texture, pattern, light or dark, and mood are created by the focus and look of the background. Almost always, the least distracting background is best. So there you have it, the two most important parts of a product photo.
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Following the Gathering Partners conference at Craguns Resort...wild things, waters, woods and nature. A photo assignment I like.
and that's me off camera.
I have seen a face with a thousand countenances, and a face that was. -Kahlil Gibran
FaCes photographed by Laurie Schneider
Field notes from North Platte, Nebraska bird migration on central flyway.
A journey with my loved friend along the Platte River, where the birds come up. I've always known the birds migrate, but I had no idea how important these rivers are to their existence. Stay wide river...the birds need you. To experience the migration is something entirely different. My heart stops when the birds lift.
For some people giving back is a natural part of their every day like having that cup of coffee in the morning. My customers can feel good about a healthy portion of session fees going right to rescue efforts for horses and other animals, including those little unseen hero's of our ecosystem, the pollinators. As the Founder of Pollinator Friendly Alliance, I like to share my exuberance about the colorful and intriguing world of pollinators. This week, I asked two of my pollinator protector friends to join me in an exhibition at MOSES Organic Conference in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. Here's a little sneak preview of the exhibition by Sarah Foltz Jordan, Heather Holm, and yours truly.
POLLINATORS the unseen farmhands
Sweethearts come in all sorts of packages...beloved pets, grandmas, best friends, sisters and lovers. I'd love it to see you at the studio with your bestie or beastie for a sweetheart session at Valentines.
Modern photography some times finds me at my computer for hours at a time editing. Being a hopeless romantic, I'm thankful for computers, the ability to multi-task and streamable romances.
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