Tuesday, July 22, 2014

photography aspirations

Like many photographers, usually when I talk about aspirations, I end up talking about equipment. While there is certainly gear on my wish list, I also have a handful of techniques / projects that I would love to attempt and someday even master. I'm sharing a few of those aspirations today.

Click on the photos for the sources.

On or off camera flash

Car light trails and star street lights
(though they don't necessarily have to be in the same photo)
Light painting
More advanced shape bokeh
Long exposure lake sunrise
Long exposure Ferris wheel
What are your photography aspirations?
From simple to ambitious, feel free to share them in the comments!


  1. Hm...photography aspirations...better equipment! It really is an investment but I feel I would require a lesson on how to use the new camera. I'd also need some uninterrupted time to get to known the new functions. Ah...aspirations...

  2. Many years ago, when my human was doing rock photography, she did an evening photo session with a band in front of a ferris wheel, and used flash for the band while using a long exposure to get the ferris wheel going around in the background. She got some cool shots!

  3. The ferris wheel looks awesome. And I recently got to do some lightpainting (actually, it's up on my blog today :-). Such a fun thing to do.

  4. Wow! Those are all incredible! I just need to figure out how to work my camera. I signed up for a photography class this fall that I hope will help. It's 10 weeks, lots of work and lots of assignments so I should learn something!

  5. These are some great shots! Love the top one with the strawberries and cup. Fun and colorful!

  6. Oh how I wish I could take photos of glass like that first photo!
    And silhouettes are always so pretty.

  7. Stunning photos! I definitely want to learn more about long exposures both day and nighttime. The light painting looks fun!


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