Photowalk Meetup: Central Market/Downtown Lancaster

We organized a short-notice photowalk for the Lancaster County Photography Meetup group this past weekend.  Because I'm apparently bereft of original ideas, I suggested we get together and cruise through Downtown Lancaster and more specifically, Central Market.  I wanted to get inside Central Market partly to hedge against possible chilly outdoor temperatures and partly because I wanted to pick up some of the tasty wares for sale there within. I think Central Market offers some great opportun ...

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Window Light

Good ol' natural window light.  It's still my favorite. You can set up all the fancy flashes, umbrellas, soft boxes, and fill cards you like.  I'll take light streaming in through a window seven days a week and twice on Sunday. To me, it always represents the closest after-the-fact reproduction to what your eye is actually seeing, and it looks fantastic to boot. Oh, and did I mention it's free, unless of course you don't have a window. You could always ask to borrow someone else's, so you' ...

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A reject from my attempts at satisfying last month's assignment for the Lancaster County Photography Meetup: DIY Lighting.  Lighting isn't my strong suit, so this month's photos were a bit of a stretch for me.  In my opinion, the candy doesn't have a really strong anchor so once you get beyond the nice mix of color there's nothing to keep your eye on the image for an extended period of time. Despite my shortcomings, I enjoyed trying to come up with different scenarios and objects to light ...

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An example of what I like to call "Dad Photography."  After you go to the gym, get everyone ready for school, go to work, eat dinner, help with homework, spend some quality time with the kids and collapse... you often don't have a lot of time left for your photography much less anything else. The shutterbug-dad-on-the-go has to get his photo opportunities while he can. On a trip to various museums with my boys this past weekend, we passed a decaying fire hydrant that was in stark contr ...

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