I’ve been meaning to get to the shore of Lake Michigan early enough to get some sunrise snaps. The shots in the Colors of Light and Time powerpoint have gone flat. Remembering how they look finally became enough motivation for me to set the alarm for 4:45am on Sunday. Leaving for the shoot with an insufficient amount of caffeine seemed to increase the struggle to get out there. There’s a parking garage that’s quite close to the lake so setup was no problem. When shooting directly into the path of the rising son, remember these things: it’s always manual focus, tripod essential, low ISO setting and bracket like these moments are the last you’ll ever spend with your camera. Decide how much of the sun disk itself each image should have–at least it’s a great cerebral workout when your camera keeps you from the gym.
A classically trained musician since childhood, Jack Carlson always had the “ear” of an artist. It was only a short step to develop the artist’s “eye” as well.
The portfolio of this certified photographer reveals images that emphasize mood and composition. Their purpose is to present a feeling in addition to portrayal of person, place or thing. Sometimes that feeling is nostalgia; other times it is serenity.
Each photograph tells a story.