Contrast is usually at its highest when a scene is backlit. In this image there wasn’t much that could be done to lighten the shadows. I exposed so that the highlights weren’t too badly burnt out and didn’t worry too much about the shadows. Contrast […]
I have three big passions: computer science, natural history, and photography. And, this website is kind of like a hub for those passions, with links to a few projects I’ve worked on in the past, and some stuff I’m working on right now.
I’ve been fascinated with computers ever since my dad brought home a Gateway 2000 when I was a kid. I remember spending hours that day messing around with MS Paint (that paintbucket tool was so amazing back then!). But, then once I got bored with MS Paint, I taught myself how to program in QBASIC, then Visual Basic, then C++, and Java.
So, naturally, when it came time to pick a major for college, I chose Computer Science. In college, I became more interested in the theory of computation and artificial intelligence, but I still explored other stuff too like the art of editing and encoding video.
Natural history and photography are more recent interests of mine. While driving cross country from Chicago to Los Angeles, I became fascinated with the desert landscape and took a ton of photos, but was disappointed with the results of my cheap point and shoot camera. So, I bought a digital SLR and learned how to use it.
Since then, I’ve created a pretty popular blog on nature photography, and have had my photos published in magazines like Nature Photographer and PhotoYou. I’ve also shared my photos with organizations like the Sierra Club and the National Wildlife Federation.
For a complete set of my photos, check out my Flickr photostream.
After many years as a keen amateur photographer, I decided to start a small landscape photography business called Lakescenes which I ran alongside my main job as an IT Manager. As business increased, I found myself working long, but rewarding, hours just to keep up […]
Rob Sheppard is a naturalist, nature photographer and videographer who says his favorite location is the one he is in at any time. He is the author/photographer of over 40 books, as well as a well-known speaker and workshop leader, and a Fellow with the […]
Gary Hart has photographed California’s natural beauty for over 30 years. Gary’s photos and writing have appeared in many publications, most recently Outdoor Photographer and Sierra Heritage magazines. You’ll also find his images in greeting cards, postcards, calendars, and many galleries and private collections throughout the world.
Originally from Poland, based in London UK, Jaroslav has background in Fine Arts, degree in Architecture, and wide array of experience. Being an Architect taught him how to be resourceful and to solve complex problems with simple, yet innovative solutions. Constant passion for graphic & […]
Next time you’re in the countryside at night do yourself a favour: look up. If it’s clear and conditions are right you’ll see a seemingly infinite number of stars twinkling like diamonds on a sheet of black velvet. As a visual pleasure it’s hard to […]
Colour can be distracting. Stripped of colour an image is entirely about the subject (unless of course the entire point of the subject is its colour…). This is particularly true of portraiture. Black and white arguably conveys the inner soul of the subject more powerfully […]