Author Archives: Kenton Brede

Empty Warehouse Window

This past weekend I was wandering around in the Old Market of Omaha, looking for compositions.  I came across what looks to be an old warehouse.  This window caught my eye.  Dust on the glass was pockmarked by rain drops and some type of water stained paper hung on the inside.  Paint on the window […]

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Maple Seeds in Backyard

Yesterday I wandered around in the backyard looking for something interesting to photograph.  The wind was flinging and whirling maple seeds in the corner of the patio.  As the wind would die down I’d look for interesting patterns among the seeds.  It was interesting watching nature rearranging itself.  Spring is such a messy time.  Have […]

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Camera Obscura and Bedroom

One of the precursors to our modern cameras, is the camera obscura.  Camera obscura is similar to a pinhole camera, without the film.  Camera obscura was used to project a subject onto a screen, in order to trace the subject’s outline.  You can turn a room into a camera obscura, by blacking out all the […]

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Hastings Museum “Life Up Close” Photo Contest

More good news!  I managed to win the Photographer’s Choice award for my truck picture.  This is the same silage truck as the one that won third place at Prairie Winds Gallery.  If you’re close to Hastings, stop by and see all the photos in the exhibit.  They’ll be up until March 25th.

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The New Plan

Photographically speaking, I’ve been kind of lost since my ‘a photo a day’ project ended.  My plan was to start posting ‘a photo a week’ at the beginning of the year, but it’s March and that hasn’t materialized.  I’ve been reading and thinking about photography, but not making many pictures.  I’ve heard from several people […]

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Prairie Winds Art Center Photo Competition and Show

A few weeks ago I entered Prairie Winds’ 12th annual photo competition.  Today they postponed the awards reception due to the weather, but I called and they told me the results.  Good news!  Inside Old Silage Truck won a merit award, which is 3rd place, and Peony Parts received an honorable mention. The old truck […]

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History of Photography Podcasts

For those of you who don’t know about this, Jeff Curto from DuPage College has been posting podcasts of his History of Photography class online.  I’m excited about working through the class.  We’ve all heard how important it is to be informed about the past.  I’m interested in seeing first hand how learning about the […]

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2011 Wrap Up

Well it’s a new year and a new blog for me.  Last year I began a love affair with photography.  Shortly after purchasing my first DSLR I decided I needed a photography project to keep me motivated.  So I started A Photo A Day project.  The idea was to post a picture, taken that day, […]

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