Hidden away in the beautiful hills of La Canada Flintridge, you too can discover the peaceful flora of The Descanso Gardens. A short drive for us, but amazing beauty for all. This shot is only one of many captured while leisurely strolling through the hundreds of acres of beautiful gardens.
When lighting your subject, you can create unbelievable art, but only if you’re willing to experiment. Don’t be like everyone else and take a shot with available light from a natural source. No. Instead, create a masterpiece by capturing your subject with a light source no one would ever expect.
Here a small, directed light was placed behind the flower for this night shot. Another small, very dim light was placed at the side to produce the catch light in the droplets. The exposure is for the lighted area, which renders the surrounding areas black. The result – well, certainly anything but usual.
Now go create art!
One of the best things about southern California is the plethora of sidewalk cafes. Each one different from the last…each one with its own personality. Besides great food, they provide the perfect photography setting. This one is from the small beach community of Balboa, located in Newport Beach, California.