Winter Landscape Photography Tips

Photography is challenging, and chasing the light in winter can put photographers in tricky situations. Here are a few ideas for Winter Landscapes: When shooting in cold or below-freezing weather, it is critical to have a fully charged set of batteries and plenty of extra batteries.  Cold temperatures will quickly drain batteries.  Between shots, tryContinue reading “Winter Landscape Photography Tips”

Paint your own photography studio portrait canvas backdrop – by Kathy Weigand

Over the years of being a professional photographer, I’ve spent thousands on painted canvas and muslin studio backdrops.  I use them for a couple seasons, and before you know it, we’re ready to change them out for some fresh colors… & that adds up! For a long time, I’ve been wanting to paint my own canvasContinue reading “Paint your own photography studio portrait canvas backdrop – by Kathy Weigand”

Annual Monarch Butterfly Migration Through the Texas Hill Country.

The Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) will soon be in the Texas Hill Country as they make their way to Mexico during their annual fall migration. For the Fall Migration, late September & early October are peak months to be on the lookout for these delicate beauties throughout central Texas. Did you know?  Some Monarchs start their fallContinue reading “Annual Monarch Butterfly Migration Through the Texas Hill Country.”

Hill Country Images: Visiting Mason Texas on the Hill Country Bluebonnet Trail

Sometimes in life you come to a crossroads.We did that today while driving around looking at the wildflowers. Shall we head towards Llano, or turn towards Mason?Either way will showcase a colorful display of wildflowers, but on this afternoon, we chose Mason.   Mason is also known as the ‘gem of the Hill Country‘. Wildflowers in MasonContinue reading “Hill Country Images: Visiting Mason Texas on the Hill Country Bluebonnet Trail”

Photography as Art – exploring a ‘Blue Period’

The Blue Period is a term used to define to the works produced by Spanish painter Pablo Picasso between 1901 and 1904, when he painted essentially monochromatic paintings in shades of blue and blue-green, only occasionally warmed by other colors. These somber works, inspired by Spain but painted in Paris, are now some of his most popular works, although he had difficulty selling themContinue reading “Photography as Art – exploring a ‘Blue Period’”

Old Texas Hill Country Barn – TMax B&W Film

Just had to post an old image that I took in the early 2000’s with FILM!  That was back in the good ‘ol days before I made the switch to digital. EQUIPMENT USED:Canon EOS3TMAX b&w filmTripodlight meterShutter release Today’s digital cameras are amazing, but at times I really miss my film days and I still keepContinue reading “Old Texas Hill Country Barn – TMax B&W Film”

Fredericksburg Texas: Hill Country Bluebonnet Trails & Photo Tips

Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Trails + Photo Tips Some popular locations to look for bluebonnets From Fredericksburg going East:From Main Street take Hwy 290 East, along the wine tasting rooms to Wildseed Farms. At Stonewall Texas visit LBJ Park, also on Hwy 290. From Johnson City take Hwy 281 to Marble Falls, lake, & BurnetContinue reading “Fredericksburg Texas: Hill Country Bluebonnet Trails & Photo Tips”

Texas Beach Travel Photo Tips by Kathy Weigand.

How to take better travel photos. Photographing the outdoors can be a challenge, especially if your on a limited time vacation schedule. I always have precious ‘family time’ with my family, but I also like to try & set aside some ‘photography time’, esp at sunset or sunrise.  Often, my family will be asleep in the hotel roomContinue reading “Texas Beach Travel Photo Tips by Kathy Weigand.”

Texas Images from Fredericksburg … The Old Homestead

Talk about character, this old farm has a ton of character!  I’ve admired it for a loooong time! I remember seeing this place when I was a kid. I photographed this old farm on Tivydale Rd a year or two ago, but I was hoping that this evening would produce a nice light with moreContinue reading “Texas Images from Fredericksburg … The Old Homestead”