Africa Slideshow for Lighthouse Elementary School

A big thank you to Lighthouse Christian School and┬áMs. Frohlich’s 1st grade class for inviting me to present photos from my Tanzanian photography adventures.
The kids from Ms. Frohlich’s class sent me a bunch of thank you letters and they were very sweet. One of them read, “Thank you Mr. Hagen, from. Nathan. you HAD the [...]

The Grove at Dusk

Near Hollywood in Los Angeles is a great shopping center called The Grove. Last week, after running some workshops for the Nikonians Academy, I spent an hour or so taking photos in the area at dusk. As I walked around, I enjoyed listening to a live blues band and watched young couples stare deeply into [...]

The Importance of Black in Monochrome Images

I love converting my images to black and white. There is a timeless quality and a sense of abstraction that we just can’t see with traditional color photography. Many black and white images are greatly improved by having areas of dense black in the composition. These solid black areas anchor the photo and can add [...]

Visceral Morning at Camp of the Cascades

Last weekend I attended a retreat at Camp of the Cascades, near Yelm Washington. It was a short event where we arrived at 6pm on Friday evening, then departed by 3pm the next day, but I still brought my camera to see if I might be able to capture a few pics of the area. [...]

Tanzania Images from Participants

Our photo safari to Tanzania in November 2011 was a wonderful trip and our participants captured some excellent images. It never ceases to amaze me how many shots my participants captured that I completely “missed”. I love seeing these adventures through the eyes of other travelers. I can’t wait to go back again this November.
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February 2012 Newsletter Posted

Greetings Photographers!

The February 2012 Out There Images newsletter is now posted at our website here:
http://www.outthereimages.com/12_02_newsletter.html

Topics
- Thousands of Images, Now What?
- The Nikon Creative Lighting System - 2nd Edition
- Stuff I Like This Month
- January GOAL Assignment: Fill the Frame
- February GOAL Assignment: Purposeful Distortion
- Tether Tools Wallee iPad Mounting System
- Photo Techniques: Should I Take [...]

Between Workshops

I’m down in sunny Florida running workshops for the Nikonians Academy and had a few hours this afternoon to hang at the beach near Fort Lauderdale. I took along my Nikon D700 and 24-70mm f2.8 lens just in case any interesting shots came up. While shooting the Dania Point fishing pier, a nice couple came [...]

Tanzanian Tented Camps

When people are considering going on a safari, one of the questions they commonly ask is, “what are the tent camps like?”
Their concern usually revolves around uneasiness about how rustic the sleeping arrangement will be or how exposed to the elements they’ll be. Rest assured that the accommodations are far from terrible! The reality is [...]

Tough Papa Lion and Cute Cubs

It is amazing to me that the cutest, most adorable baby animals on earth come from some of the toughest looking parents. For example, take a look at this lion pride and their current dominant male father. The lion cubs are absolutely adorable. The father? Well, let’s just say his better days are behind him. [...]

Tiny Monitor Lizard in Northern Serengeti

We were driving back to our lodge from the Mara River in the Northern Serengeti when we crossed over this small stream. Just as we passed through, we all spotted a tiny lizard sunning itself on a log. We all yelled “baby crocodile!” and stopped our Landcruiser. Upon further inspection, this little guy turned out [...]