Van Nuys, CA
Early time 10am because Garden guests are limited.
on a guided Joyous Nature Photo Walk, in the magnificent Japanese Garden." - Shoshi, W. co-President
"These Photo Walks that Joy does are fun! - Judy K. co-President
"Toda raba to our friend, poet, musician and artist Joy Krauthammer for a beautiful, friendly, tranquil, and "Joy"ous Nature Photo Walk in the Japanese Garden in Van Nuys. Afterwards we had a delicious and satisfying lunch at the nearby Lake House restaurant." - Shoshi Wilshfort and Judy Kollack.
Snow Viewing Lantern, gift from Nagoya, LA's Japanese sister city.
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Art/Photography is a language of the soul, that expresses meaning and ineffable joy.
JOYous Nature Photo Walk
Dance with your camera.
Leave nature in good condition, no foot prints.
Sense of depth - diagonal vs straight vs. horizontal lines vs. converging. Use river and path lines in nature.
Pattern repetition, emphasize, break pattern with contrast. Create dynamic tension.
Negative Space. In image, discover shape outside subject form, the area between and around objects.
Simplify or exaggerate. Shutter speed, aperature, exposure, scale, forced perspective.
Perspective. Move camera and/or body. Move camera to change height: Standing at eye, and other levels.
Rearrange space with freedom to change.
Ask, 'Will this add to or take away from the image?’
Overcast and cloudy are good to diffuse light. Mist for mystery.
Wabi Sabi. Find beauty in imperfections.