Capturing Fall (excerpt from Celebrate Home Magazine)

1 10 2019

Here’s an excerpt from our fall issue of Celebrate Home Magazine. “Capturing Fall,” written by photographer and educator Brian Loflin (featuring photographs by Brian, me, Ft Eyre, Chloe Sutcliffe, and Scott L Thomas). There’s also a list of tips I share about capturing photographs of people during this time of the most beautiful, golden light. Click on the link “CHM Fall Photography” below to download this excerpt.

© Cindy Dyer, Dyer Design and Barbara Kelley, Kelley Hospitality

CHM Fall Photography

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iPhoneography: Wylie sky

12 02 2019

Sunset over Wylie, Texas (iPhone 8Plus)

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iPhoneography: Ginkgo canopy

5 11 2018

Ginkgo grove at the Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum in Boyce, VA

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. (iPhone 8Plus, Snapseed app border)

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iPhoneography: Gingko leaves

5 11 2018

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Featured in “Snapshots” e-newsletter!

11 04 2018
Here’s Part 1 of my article for Snapshots, an e-newsletter published by Fairfax County Park Authority. I believe Part 2 will debut in the next issue. This article offers tips for photographing with a smart phone in the garden. Thanks to editor Carol Ochs for including me in the publication! If you’re local and want to subscribe, click the link below:

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iPhoneography: Saucer magnolia blooms

3 04 2018

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Capillaries

16 03 2018

I shot this image at a rest stop in Arkansas en route home to Virginia this week. My friend Greg purchased the new Nikon D850 (which I have been dreaming about) and let me play with it on this trip. I knew I’d love it! Now to just find some spare change in the couch ($3,300 to be exact).

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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Smart Phone Nature Photography Workshop at Green Spring Gardens

4 03 2018

Here’s the info on my first smart phone nature photography workshop at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA (Saturday, May 5, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm). The class will cover smart phones in general (Android and iPhones welcome)!

Smart Phone Nature Photography
(Adults) Learn techniques to improve your smart phone nature photography with the help of professional photographer Cindy Dyer. Get a better understanding of composition, color and lighting and how to use your camera settings to capture what you intend. Practice what you learned with an in-class garden photography shoot, critique and lesson on editing. $52/person. Code 290 232 6001.

Register at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes or call 703-642-5173.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone photos / Snapseed app borders

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iPhoneography: Splendid fall

9 12 2017

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Sunflowers

5 08 2017

Sunflowers at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management area, shot in macro mode with Camera+ app on iPhone 6s (diffused sunlight with a tri-grip diffuser)

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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San Antonio sunset

17 02 2017

I photographed this beautiful sunset last night in my sister’s neighborhood.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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Winter sunset

11 02 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed app border

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Garden Muse: Botanical Portfolio exhibit coming soon!

27 08 2016

It’s that time again! I’ll be installing my second photography exhibit at the Horticulture Center at Green Spring Gardens this Monday. The exhibit runs from August 30 through October 23. Meet the artist (that’s me!) on Sunday, October 9, 1-3 p.m. There will lots to eat and drink and lots of inventory to purchase (please do!). Hope you can make the reception or at least the show.

Also, Green Spring Gardens has their annual Fall Fest on Saturday, September 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. I’ll have a booth there with lots of great inventory and you can stop in and see the exhibit that day, too! Thanks to everyone for your support!

GARDEN MUSE: BOTANICAL PORTFOLIO
Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center
4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
August 30 – October 23 (free entry, free parking)

GARDEN MUSE BOOTH @ FALL FEST
Green Spring Gardens on the main lawn
4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Saturday, September 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (free entry, free parking)

EXHIBIT ARTIST RECEPTION
Green Spring Gardens Horticulture Center
4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA
Sunday, October 9, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (free entry, free parking)

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Summer inspiration

1 07 2016

Inspired by summer and the beach (Polaroid transfers created from my favorite 35mm Fuji slides)

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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Field of gold

5 06 2016

I shot this photo on my recent road trip to Texas. This was somewhere in Tennessee.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: Skies

9 04 2016

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6s / Snapseed

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Sunset at Wrightsville Beach, NC

2 03 2016

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 6 / Snapseed app

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Snowzilla

24 01 2016

The weather man got it right on the nose this time. They predicted snow in the D.C. metropolitan area about 1:00 p.m. on Friday (it started at 12:45) and it’s still going this Saturday night. We have more than two feet of the white stuff at this point. Our area doesn’t usually get accumulation like this—the last time we had this much was in 2003. Usually we get 3-4 snowfalls ranging from 2-4 inches and it usually melts within a few days. I have a feeling this stuff will be around for weeks to come. Shot through the kitchen window / iPhone 6 / Snapseed app

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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iPhoneography: lovely skies of Texas

11 11 2015

iPhone 6, processed with Snapseed app © Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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Re-post: Shine on, shine on Harvest Moon

16 01 2015

Originally posted 9.23.2008

En route to visit Barb and Dean in Spokane on Saturday, September 13, we drove past miles and miles of wheat fields and as the land became more golden in the late afternoon light, we noticed the makings of a harvest moon.

Whenever I hear the words, “harvest moon,” I always remember a very old Ruth Etting album (heaven only knows where I found it) that I eventually gave to a friend’s husband to add to his large music collection. I just did a search and I actually found the recording! The only words I could remember were “shine on, shine on harvest moon…for me and my guy.” (I sing it true to her old-fashioned vibrato, of course).

Etting revived the song in Ziegfield Follies in 1931. Click here to find it on youtube.com. And if you’re a Liza Minnelli fan, click here for her rendition of the song.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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2014: A Visual Recap

2 01 2015

I’ve picked one photo from each month of blogging in 2014 to recap the year visually (starting with December 2014 and working my way back to January 2014). Now here’s to 2015—hoping it is another year of immense creativity, staying connected to family, nurturing friendships both near and far and old and new, growing my graphic design and photography business in fresh and challenging directions, continuing to dust off my rusty sketching and painting skills, decluttering my physical space, communing with nature, photographing more flowers and bugs, updating my garden with quirky and photogenic new plants, hitting the road in search of adventure (and fresh photographs), honing my writing craft, acquiring new skills and learning something new every day.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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Somewhere in Alaska…

3 12 2014

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Re-post: Late fall in the rural Virginia countryside

10 11 2014

Originally posted November 7, 2009

Fairview Christian Church (Madison, VA), erected 1880…and nearby farms

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Jockey’s Ridge sunset

30 10 2014

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Jockey’s Ridge sunset

30 10 2014

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Jockey’s Ridge sunset

30 10 2014

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Sunset at Jockey’s Ridge

28 10 2014
Wild sunset at Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Nags Head, NC, 10.18.2014
© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.
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On Assignment: Rooftop terrace #2

13 10 2014

This is the second rooftop terrace, photographed a few weeks ago for a client. This terrace has a view of both the Capitol building and the Washington Monument!

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

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On Assignment: Rooftop terrace #1

7 10 2014

A few weeks ago, I photographed two beautiful new terraces on the top of an association client’s building. If I worked at this place, I’d find it awfully hard to come back inside after a lunch on the rooftop! This is the smaller of the two terraces…photos of the larger one to come…

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Announcing the debut of www.cindydyerphotography.com!

22 09 2014

After more than two weeks of digging through my photo archives and trying not to overload my web designer, we have finally launched my photography-only website. I love, love, love it! And for those of you who know me personally, don’t be surprised if you see some familiar faces in the FACES and LIFESTYLE categories. Thank you for being lovely subjects for my lens through the years.

Thanks to Ian for doing such a spectacular job of organizing things and bringing this site to life with all his web magic.

Thanks to William Lee for composing a beautiful instrumental piece to complement the opening slide show.

And thanks to my blogging friend, author Barbara Sullivan, for helping me condense my “bio/novella” to something that wouldn’t put my viewers to sleep.

Be sure to click on FREEBIES at the top, hand over your name and email address (I won’t overload your in-box, I promise), sign up for my free quarterly photography newsletter, and download a free 16-page “How to photograph your garden” pdf. Enjoy!

www.cindydyerphotography.com

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