Jackie Stevens Images: Blog http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog en-us (C) Jackie Stevens 2014-2015 jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:08:00 GMT Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:08:00 GMT http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-5/u217339516-o744173184-50.jpg Jackie Stevens Images: Blog http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog 80 120 Part I: An amazing couple, with a barn filled with gratitude and sincerity. http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/part-i-an-amazing-couple-with-a-barn-filled-with-gratitude-and-sincerity Part I.  This is Bob (Maggie lives here too!), they instilled hope, love, and prosperity for their appreciation to the land that was once left abandoned.  Seldom do you find places renovated and cherished to bridge the community, and bring forth future celebrations.  I was honored to be here to experience their passionate restoration stories of the main house, the barn, and the gorgeous surrounding land.  A treasure which I will always remember, as I am grateful for their opened hearts.

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/2/part-i-an-amazing-couple-with-a-barn-filled-with-gratitude-and-sincerity Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:08:18 GMT
What is your favorite season? http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/what-is-your-favorite-season This particular place encapsulates Winter, as the warmer months approaches nature is changing and I love to be a small part of it.

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/what-is-your-favorite-season Wed, 31 Jan 2018 13:30:29 GMT
From your point of view, what makes a good photograph? My response............... http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/from-your-point-of-view-what-makes-a-good-photograph-my-response A good photograph will stop you in your tracks, will make you think, and ultimately will inspire you to do good things. 

Photo taken:  Memorial Day, 2015.


jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2018/1/from-your-point-of-view-what-makes-a-good-photograph-my-response Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:03:44 GMT
The Artistic Lab Votes for Photo of the Year - 2017 Jackie Stevens Images http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/the-artistic-lab-votes-for-photo-of-the-year---2017-jackie-stevens-images Each year the Artistic Lab votes for Photo of the Year, this year my photo has been selected below.  An incredible cooking class in NYC; where photographers, writers, food critics, foodies, and business owners gather together to collaborate and share wisdom, creativity, while making new friends.  I am proud to be part of this amazing honor and overjoyed with the kindness of everyone.  It is always refreshing to be accompanied by incredible talent, fresh ideas, and a supportive group.

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/the-artistic-lab-votes-for-photo-of-the-year---2017-jackie-stevens-images Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:10:18 GMT
To the beautiful people.... http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/to-the-beautiful-people To the amazing people who have let me into their lives and their worlds.  It is always an honor to be with you and know you.  You are all so important to me.  You have shown me wonderful things while creating beautiful photographs.  You have amazing talent, joy in your hearts, and long-lasting friendship, that remains cherished always. 

To the warmest Holi I have ever experienced, thank you for letting me in your home, meet your family, and sing your songs....and to the girl pictured here who wanted to tell me something, as she reached over and smeared powder all over me.  We all laughed so very hard.  Thank you all for your gentle kindness.


jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/12/to-the-beautiful-people Fri, 08 Dec 2017 16:39:44 GMT
Autumn Sunsets http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/autumn-sunsets

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/autumn-sunsets Wed, 29 Nov 2017 02:11:34 GMT
Gotta love it....Picture perfect. http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/thinking-about-it

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/thinking-about-it Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:01:51 GMT
Telescope Day - Can you see the footprint? http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/telescope-day

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/telescope-day Thu, 16 Nov 2017 03:02:46 GMT
The Artistic Lab Q&A Session with Jackie Stevens Part 3 | Light http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/the-artistic-lab-q-a-session-with-jackie-stevens AL:  Hello again, tell me more about your process of light and what it means to you when you photograph.

JS:  Many years ago learning photography at a very early age, it was all about composition.  It's important to understand composition and to be familiar why certain things work in a photograph, and why it doesn't.  Images need to be appealing to the eye. Your eyes needs to stay in the image and not wander off.  Today, light is my focal.  To master light is to master photography.

AL: How are you learning about light?  What can you share with us?  

JS:  Light is all I see when photographing now.  Seeing where it falls and where it casts highlights and shadows are key.  Learning light calculations such as shadow length, time of day, angle between the sun and horizon, latitude and longitude all play an important role, in getting it right.  You may not have the tools available to perform such calculations; however, this comes with practice and time, planning a shoot around a certain time of day, you'll be able to improve your photography.

AL:  What tools do you use? 

JS:  A Photographer's Ephemeris tool is great start in understanding more about the positioning and capturing of sunlight.  There are many apps available that are free or for purchase to learn more about sunlight.  Understanding tides, and phases of moons also helps.

AL: Do you use these tools now?

JS: After careful planning I sometime use spontaneous light (getting up early and grabbing the camera), while not thinking about light, is sometimes the best unplanned light in creating great photographs.  It's a balance of the two, there's never a perfect formula.  It begins with trial and error, and never really being 'done'.  As photographers, we are always learning and experimenting.  Photography should be a challenge, a lesson learned, and a technique that can be shared with others.

AL: What do you look for?

JS: How the light is casting shadows, where are the highlights?  Where are the best darks?  Where are the best lights?  Understanding how they all work together is part of the creative process.

AL: What do you think is best when capturing sunlight?

JS:  Lots of patience, photographers are sometimes quick to capture a photo and move on quickly, looking at the back of the LCD screen not satisfied, and moving on to another spot.  

AL: What do you think is the best light?

JS: Sunrise, the best time of day and the softest light.

AL: What are you planning on next for light?

JS: Light painting seems like fun, I would like to learn more, and play with light at night.

AL: Seems like another great topic, thank you for your time.  Always a pleasure to catch up.  

JS: My pleasure.

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/the-artistic-lab-q-a-session-with-jackie-stevens Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:18:14 GMT
Fish Day http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/11/fish-day

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Twin Day http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/twin-day

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/twin-day Sun, 29 Oct 2017 20:37:03 GMT
Gorgeous Light http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/gorgeous-light

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/gorgeous-light Mon, 23 Oct 2017 00:34:45 GMT
A quiet stare gives back an opportunity and a smile. http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/a-staring-contest-gives-back-an-opportunity-and-a-smile

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/10/a-staring-contest-gives-back-an-opportunity-and-a-smile Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:30:36 GMT
Purple Painted Meadow Wins Award http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/purple-painted-meadow-wins-award I am delighted to have won this First Place Color Award, thank you!  One of my favorite colors is purple.  This photo has not been photo shopped or enhanced.  

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/purple-painted-meadow-wins-award Fri, 29 Sep 2017 19:27:02 GMT
Mud Day http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/mud-day

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9/11 Memorial Photography with 1,200 photographers http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/9/11-memorial-photography-with-1-200-photographers

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) 9/11 forget never nyc http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/9/9/11-memorial-photography-with-1-200-photographers Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:12:04 GMT
Eclipse Robert Moses Field 5 http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/eclipse-robert-moses-field-5

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/8/eclipse-robert-moses-field-5 Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:55:11 GMT
Sometimes you gotta say yes...... http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/sometimes-you-gotta-say-yes  

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/sometimes-you-gotta-say-yes Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:50:52 GMT
I was invited to a spectacular garden.... http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/i-was-invited-to-a-spectacular-garden Bee

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/7/i-was-invited-to-a-spectacular-garden Sun, 16 Jul 2017 13:16:44 GMT
Greatness comes in unexpected forms. http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/greatness-comes-in-unexpected-forms

jgnnfr@yahoo.com (Jackie Stevens Images) http://jackiestevens.zenfolio.com/blog/2017/6/greatness-comes-in-unexpected-forms Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:45:20 GMT