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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Taking It Slow

Water Done Softly • Time-Lapse Drama • Getting More MMs • Traveling With The Big Glass

There are so many options when it comes to portraying the subject of moving water.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Triumph Over The Color Cast

B&W Saves The Day • Composition And Content • Assembling Gigascapes • Keeping Track

It wasn't a difficult decision to convert these captures to black-and-white, but it did require care to retain detail in the white snow, black lava outcroppings and massive forest areas while keeping the tone of the dark blue sky.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

My Pocket Camera Adventure

Taking advantage of the revolution in compact, non-DSLR cameras

There's a revolution happening right now in the world of quality pocket digital cameras, and I'm digging it.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

But Is It Real?

The goals and responsibilities of a photographer and photo manipulations

If you stumble about believability, what are you living for?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Private Passage

The place I've called home along the coast of California for more than two decades is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected wild land.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

10 Steps To Photographic Fulfillment

Take the journey from disappointment to delight

I've been hearing a lot lately from photographers who are working hard at their craft, but are just plain disappointed with the images they see on their screens and prints.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Brace Yourself

A travel photographer’s view of stabilizing options for DSLR motion shooters

Back in the days when I only shot stills, I was one cavalier dude when it came to using tripods and other bracing devices.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Enjoy the tools you have and get away from the fear of missing out

Back in the day, the craft of photography was a lot harder.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hot Summer Tips

Shooting Local • Botanical And Commercial Gardens • Falling Water • High-Basin Wildflowers • Up, Up And... • Time-Lapsing • Lightning In The Daytime • On The Water

It seems that all my photographer friends are going to Iceland this year, and last year they went to Africa, and sometimes they bring home great photographs that I feel like I've seen before.

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