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8-Week Still Life Workshop

Posted by nbanjogal, 07 February 2017 · 307 views

I recently completed an 8-week Still Life Photography workshop from Don Giannatti, one of my favorite teachers. Still life has always been difficult for me, so I appreciated having to focus on it intently. We spent eight weeks trying out different perspectives and lighting techniques with various subjects to highlight texture, dimension, and so forth.

I...


Road Trip: Lincoln County, Nevada

Posted by nbanjogal, 08 January 2017 · 192 views

So here's the thing about Lincoln County, Nevada: it's not really on the way to anywhere else—you really have to go out of your way to get there. But now that we've been there, it's safe to say that we'd like to go back. (And we must because we didn't get to see everything we wanted to!)

Earlier this fall, my mother-in-law posted on Facebook about Lincol...


Shooting the Milky Way at the City of Rocks

Posted by nbanjogal, 28 August 2016 · 529 views

Wow—it's been a little over a year since I last wrote a blog post! And my last blog post was also about photography at the City of Rocks National Reserve in Idaho—that wasn't intentional.

As I said in the weekly best photo challenge, it was my birthday this weekend, and my husband wanted to get me some photography gadgets or a new computer or some other...


Shooting the Perseids: A Study in Mediocrity

Posted by nbanjogal, 16 August 2015 · 652 views

Well. I've had the Perseids on my radar for quite some time and knew I wanted to try to shoot them this year. I managed it but wish I had done many things differently—this shoot ended up being a learning experience more than a grand success. Next year!

The entire week leading up the Perseids I diligently studied weather reports to find anywhere within a...


Summer Road Trip

Posted by nbanjogal, 15 July 2015 · 755 views

Is there anything better than hitting the road? I'd take several road trips a year if time and finances permitted. But they don't! So we content ourselves with several small trips to visit family and usually one or two longer trips to explore new places.

This summer we traveled to southern Utah and northern Arizona with a quick little detour into New Mex...


Eight Weeks of Portraits

Posted by nbanjogal, 30 June 2015 · 994 views

Tonight I made my last images for an eight-week portrait class I've been taking from Don Giannatti. Each week we study a different master portrait photographer and then create images inspired by their work. The goal was never to copy their work--it was to try out their techniques and find something in their style that resonated and then to create our own...


Project 52 Pros: The Project Is Complete!

Posted by nbanjogal, 20 April 2015 · 1,009 views

UPDATE: It looks like Don Giannatti is doing one more Project 52 Pros group, and it will be starting July 1—registration starts June 1. Here is the link: Project 52 PRO Edition | For Serious Photographers
Some of you know that I've spent the last year and couple months as part of Don Giannatti's Project 52 Pros workshop group. I had my final critique from Don yesterday…bitterswee...


Time Lapse at Shooting the West

Posted by nbanjogal, 11 March 2015 · 574 views

Last week I attended the Shooting the West photography symposium in Winnemucca, Nevada. (Winnemucca is a small town smack dab in the middle of nowhere, western Nevada…just in case you were wondering.)

https://farm8.static...4d9c7f4d6_b.jpg Nevada sunset by nbanjogal , on Flickr

I've been wanting to attend this symposium for a...


Tools for Planning Milky Way Photography

Posted by nbanjogal, 11 October 2014 · 1,077 views

I thought I'd share a few of the tools I use to help me photograph the Milky Way. Of course, there are a ton of resources out there, so I'm hoping you'll share your favorites too. I'm always on the lookout for better or more efficient ways to figure this stuff out (in fact, I've just purchased the PhotoPills app—since I haven't had time to really test it,...


UPDATE: Worst Photo Ever

Posted by nbanjogal, 29 August 2014 · 598 views

So a couple of blog entries ago, I mentioned that I had the assignment to purposely create a horrible photo for my Project 52 Pros group. I do that by accident sometimes, so doing it purposely was a bit strange. After letting us stew over it for a week, my mentor came back with the second half of the assignment--after taking the horrible photo, we were to...






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