Big surprises for Georgia botanical lovers

The main garden is located behind the administration building called Burnett Hall. It encompassed areas on both sides with a evergreen graden, and many floral varieties. The walkways of the main quadrangle are lined with greenery, flowers and trees as well. The International Garden has a serene pagoda style structure with a small fountain, benches […]

Savannah photographic field trips

Savannah has a vast variety of playgrounds for photographers. If wildlife photography is your passion, there are many refuges, sanctuaries and state parks within an hour’s drive or less. The images here are from a recent trip to the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, located just over the Savannah River on SC Highway 170. There are […]

Blood Moon Excitement

This celestial occurance coincides with the final night of my Advanced Creative Photography class. It is in this course that my students go from the default Evaluative light meter setting to the more precise Partial/Center-Weighted and Spot meters. The blood moon or total lunar eclipse will be a great opportunity for them to try their […]

Rob Cardillo to speak in Savannah

The Trustees’ Garden Club, a member of the The Garden Club of Georgia and The Garden Club of America, is pleased to invite the public to a lecture and slide show by renowned photographer Rob Cardillo, on Wednesday, February 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.  “Creative Photography” is the […]

Depth of Field- It’s all in the numbers

One of the most interesting concepts artistically that my students want to achieve is called the Figure/Ground Principle. It is one of the Gestalt Principles. These principles were developed by a group of German psychologists in the 1920’s and determined how we perceived various visual stimuli. “Gestalt” means “unified whole” so in other words, it […]

Additional thoughts on Nikon V1

The more I shoot with the Nikon V1 the more I am impressed.  This spiny orb weaver was a tricky subject because auto-focus just doesn’t work- manual focus is the only way to go. Thankfully the manual focus feature on the Nikon V1 which has the electronic viewfinder makes this extremely easy. The OK button […]

So you want to photograph the moon?

Okay, so tonight is the so called SuperMoon. A term coined because tonight’s full moon in perigee means that the moon will be closer to the earth during its elliptical orbit. Since it is full it will be big and bright. Is this ocurrance rare? No, apparently there are 4-6 SuperMoon per year on average. The last […]

Mother-Daughter Time

What better time to bond with your teenager than spring? After my Creative Photography class, I stopped by the house  to get my 13-year-old and forced her to put down the video games. I pried the guitar controller from her hands, grabbed some sports drinks and snacks and headed south to Harris Neck Wildlife Refuge. […]