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Being in the Zone

Being in the Zone

I used to be an ultra-distance runner – 24 hours and beyond – and in that sport the key was being in the zone and staying there. Once you could stay in the correct zone, you could go on continuously with no ill effects and a great deal of joy. Many folks...
How to Photograph a Ghost

How to Photograph a Ghost

Some of you have sent in photos of shimmering specters you’ve caught on your cameras and asked if they were ghosts. So I wanted to show you photos of anomalies that are, and are not, ghosts. These two images below are not ghosts.   Cameras are fun to work...
How to Photograph Nature Spirits – Instructions

How to Photograph Nature Spirits – Instructions

Following is information on how to photograph nature spirits – it is a handout I’ve been using at my nature spirit photo classes. Shown here is a before (right) and after (left) of a nature spirit as taken in bright sun, and then adjusted in Photoshop. (Shown is a Pan...
Orb Photos

Orb Photos

We receive many photo submissions from folks who experience round specks in their photos. Some are dust specks or rain drops, some we can’t be sure about, but some fit the classic criteria for a true orb photo. Here are some that colleagues have sent...
Spirit Photography and Lens Flare

Spirit Photography and Lens Flare

We are so grateful that our readers want to share with us their personal photographs that show anomalies they are seeking to understand, or wish to show others. One such anomaly is lens flare, and the accompanying images that this produces. I started this article...
State Parks & Recreation Websites

State Parks & Recreation Websites

Each state has a state parks and recreation website. It’s an excellent resource to locate scenic, protected areas. These sites refresh the soul – and they are places where the nature spirit energy is still strong. Excellent for nature spirit photographers...
The Background Sets the Mood

The Background Sets the Mood

Any good portrait photographer knows that the background can enhance or detract from the subject, and plans accordingly. It is a bit more difficult for a nature spirit photographer, for we are photographing in a natural setting with other trees, bushes, and buildings...