December 23, 2013

7 Weather Photographs That Will Leave Your Jaw on the Floor –

Filed under: Photography — Janelle Sullivan @ 4:19 pm

By Janelle Sullivan

I love to take pictures. It seems that I can find a photo opportunity just about anywhere. My favorite are the spontaneous moments that take no time to set up. Those moments when the perfect shot is right there in front of you. This is why I always have my camera with me and as ready to shoot as possible. I wanted to share some incredible photography with you that I cannot take credit for, but are definitely examples of the perfect picture at the perfect time.
Each of the following is a purely natural photo taken of some weather phenomenon, as it was occurring. There was no computer graphics or special lighting available at the moment these pictures were taken. They are the work of amazing photographers with an eye for the beauty of nature. They are, truly, examples of jaw dropping photography. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.


I love lightning shots. They never cease to amaze me. The strength and beauty shaded with a little bit of fear makes lightning a great photo opportunity. This shot looks like a lightning tree growing out of a city skyline. Just beautiful!


December 11, 2013

11 Photography Tips From Real Photographers –

Filed under: Photography — Janelle Sullivan @ 7:24 pm

By Janelle Sullivan

PhotographerHave you decided to pursue photography as a hobby or a profession? If so, I am sure you will hear all sorts of photography tips meant to enhance your capabilities. Listen to the advice and then filter out what works for you and your camera. Not everyone’s suggestions will be relevant to you and the pictures you want to take. I would like to offer you some photography tips from real photographers to help you on your way. Hopefully you will find some of the tips helpful. The outcome could be some incredible prints.

11 Tips for Beautiful Photos


  1. Know your camera. Whether you choose a film camera or a digital device, learn everything you can about the features your camera offers. It is easier to take excellent photos if your camera is so familiar to you that it has become an extension of your arm.
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December 4, 2013

The Beginning Photographer’s Quick Reference Glossary –

Filed under: Photography — Janelle Sullivan @ 7:46 pm

By Janelle Sullivan

Photography is an amazing hobby.Camera for Photography It allows us to see the world from a different perspective. The camera lens can help filter out some of the louder or busier parts of life, and put focus on one particular view. Whether you are a beginner or a more seasoned photographer your camera will let you see things that might go unnoticed by the naked eye. If you are not currently involved in photography, I encourage you to pick up a camera and start to see the world just a little differently.
The best way to start your photography hobby is to start taking pictures. I know, that sounds a bit simplistic, but practice will help you decide your style. There are many great photography classes, both on line and in a classroom that would be helpful to any beginner. Don’t be afraid to give one a try if you are serious about becoming an amateur photographer. There are some terms and phrases that are unique to photography. I am including some of these for you below. I hope they will be helpful to you as you start your journey as a beginner in the field of photography.

November 27, 2013

6 Unreal Nature Photos that Look Like They Were Taken on Avatar’s Pandora –

Filed under: Photography — Janelle Sullivan @ 8:04 am

By Janelle Sullivan


Have you seen the movie Avatar? Maybe it is because of my passion for photography but I love to watch science fiction/fantasy movies. The artistry involved in creating the fantasy worlds always amazes me. Avatar took place on the imaginary but beautiful planet called Pandora. If you saw the movie, you must have noticed how incredible the scenery was. It was dramatic, surreal and amazing. It doesn’t require going to a fantasy movie to see such gorgeous photography. We have some examples of nature photos here on Earth that would rival anything seen on Pandora.
I have gathered some of my favorite nature photos to share with you. I hope you will be as amazed as I am by these awesome examples of the real world.


Big BendLook at this amazing shot of Horseshoe Bend in Arizona. This stunning body of water is a turnabout of the Colorado River. The lookout points allow you to snap the entirety of the bend, as long as you use a wide angle lens. This photograph was most likely taken between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM when the natural light allows a deeper view of the canyon. This river bend has a surreal look that has a fantasy feel. Perhaps a river on Pandora.


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