A Blog for the Casual Photographer

Welcome to Susan Lake Photography: a place for those who love to take pictures to record memories of travel and family and fun but aren’t professionals. This is a site for the rest of us.

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We’ve all seen those sitcom episodes where an unsuspecting guest is invited to see a family’s vacation pictures. It just goes on and on and on. The family loves it. There are countless “oh, yes, remember when dad fell off the cliff” comments. As someone who hadn’t been there, though, it’s mind numbing at best. So how does one take pictures you and others want to see? That’s the goal of this blog.

Search for photography on the web and you’ll find countless articles and blogs on how to be a great photographer. I love those discussions about lens choices and the right camera brand. But if I’m honest, I know that I’m just a bystander who likes to take pictures. Maybe that’s you too. If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here we will just talk about the commonplace problems those of us who just  like to travel and then take home pictures from our adventures face while away and then at home. We will leave the professionals to their field. This is ours.

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Morning Play: Or Another Use For Photographs

By Susan E L Lake  ©2022 SusanLakePhotography.com For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you will have seen me often posting “morning play” photographs. These are images that I have modified using a variety of apps on my iPad. This is not the same as editing for contrast or sharpening to make my … More

Food as Art

By Susan E L Lake ©2022 SusanLakePhotography.com  One of the things I find myself photographing on my travels (even brief trips to a local restaurant) is food that is served to me. Some folks ask “How come?”. I’m always taken aback because it seems so obvious to me, but then upon reflection, I realize it … More

Neuroplasticity, Photography, and Chronic Pain

I’ll bet you never expected to see such a word as “neuroplasticity” in a photography blog particularly one devoted to taking pics of grands, gardens, and good places. But here’s the “thing.” Like so many others both young and not so young, I’ve been fighting mobility issues and the pain that comes with it. It’s … More

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