• Shadows are the soul

    Shadows are the soul

      If light is the body of photography then shadows are the soul. There seems to be such an emphasis on getting great light in photography that it would be easy to draw the conclusion that one need only focus on the light and not worry about the shadows. To dimiss […]

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  • King of rules

    King of rules

        The rule of thirds is the king of compositional rules! The basic theory is this: the human eye tends to be more interested in images that are divided into thirds, with the subject falling at or along one of those divisions. Doing so will add intrest and balance to your […]

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  • Winter is simple

    Winter is simple

    Winter can be bone chilling.  Winter can be miserable.  Winter can be icy,  shivery,  bitter and intense.  Winter can be long.  But for photographers winter can be beautiful, unique, mesmerizing, inspiring and most importantly, winter can be simple. I was snowshoeing in big cottonwood canyon looking for a photo of the grand landscape that […]

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  • Solace - Provo falls, Utah

    Solace

    Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands – a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.  – Sidney Lovett

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  • Photography is Light

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Three wise men - Windrivers Wyoming

Welcome to Shoot for the Stars photography blog

I decided to start Shoot for the Stars photography blog after reading tons of photography e-books and sitting through several multi hour long photography classes that had a lot of great information, only to wish that I could have been taught this information in a more simple and less time consuming […]

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Shadows are the soul

Shadows are the soul

  If light is the body of photography then shadows are the soul. There seems to be such an emphasis on getting great light in photography that it would be easy to draw the conclusion that one need only focus on the light and not worry about the shadows. To dimiss […]

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King of rules

King of rules

    The rule of thirds is the king of compositional rules! The basic theory is this: the human eye tends to be more interested in images that are divided into thirds, with the subject falling at or along one of those divisions. Doing so will add intrest and balance to your […]

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Winter is simple

Winter is simple

Winter can be bone chilling.  Winter can be miserable.  Winter can be icy,  shivery,  bitter and intense.  Winter can be long.  But for photographers winter can be beautiful, unique, mesmerizing, inspiring and most importantly, winter can be simple. I was snowshoeing in big cottonwood canyon looking for a photo of the grand landscape that […]

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Solace - Provo falls, Utah

Solace

Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands – a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.  – Sidney Lovett

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Photography is Light

Photography is Light

There is an elusive light that photographers chase their entire life. Without it we can not be great photographers. As a matter of fact, the term photography comes from the Greek word “phos” meaning light and “graph” meaning to write or draw. We now so often call pictures “photos” that we have […]

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