Clear Skies And Clear Water

It is possible to capture images of those creatures who live beneath the water without having a camera that can be submerged. If the sky and water conditions are ideal, you will be surprised at what you can see and capture images of.

You might find you can eliminate more glare by using a Polarization filter on your lens. So the next time you’re walking along a stream, pond or lake take a few moments to see what there is living in water and try capturing images of them.

Lighting For Close Ups

P1540320ecWhen you’re trying to do close ups and don’t have the budget to purchase an expensive ring light or other dedicated light system take a look no further than your local sporting goods or hardware store.

LED clip on lights designed to slip over the visor of a baseball cap so you can have hands free lighting while you work or play can be improvised to illuminate small objects that are too close for your camera’s flash to properly illuminate.

You can use one, two or as many as the lens hood can support. Add a couple of these and spare batteries to your gear bag.

Welcome To The New Website

For months now we’ve been talking about revising the Images By Hawkeye website, and its been slow in coming to fruition. So recently I started working on revising the look with an all new theme and format to give it a complete makeover. This new format will be easier for me to maintain and for you as the viewer to enjoy the images.

I will continue to add more images as they become available and I’ll Journal about how they came about as well as any insights about photography I think worthwhile. So poke around the new site and enjoy!

See It, Take It

You don’t have to have expensive camera gear to capture great images…just as you don’t need high end cookware to create a gourmet meal. Its in the eye of the one capturing the image. This image was taken using my cellphone camera. If you see it, you should be able to capture it. Always be ready with some sort of camera within arms reach so you don’t miss capturing a memory.