If I’ve learned anything during my long career as a landscape photographer, it’s that the learning never ends. We can always expand our knowledge, improve our technique and connect with our subjects more deeply.
We've all seen beautiful photographs that are nice, but don't move us emotionally.
The art of photography is about interpretation. What's right and what's wrong?
Last summer, my family and I took a road trip to the Pacific Northwest. ...
Photographers have access to endless amounts of guides, tutorials, ebooks and websites about making perfect photographs, any kind of photograph, and that includes landscape photographs.
I recently returned from an amazing adventure to Antarctica with Michael Reichmann and Kevin Raber's Luminous Landscape photographic workshop. Only three weeks before departure this past January, I was asked to replace an instructor who was unable to...
As a teacher, I'm often asked by students how they can improve.
One of the main dilemmas for nature photographers is how to frame an image. ...
I'm a photographer and an environmentalist. ...
I first started teaching photography way back in 1980 for The Ansel Adams Gallery.
It's such an exciting time for photographers, but it can be difficult to keep up with all the rapidly changing technology.
For this column, I want to share some new images. ...
On Earth Day this year, my daughter and I visited the nearby Merced River Canyon, where I lived for 20 years.
When I'm teaching photographers how they can improve their photography, I often talk about the need for separation of tones in postprocessing.
On a recent trip to Yosemite Valley, I spent some time photographing waterfalls.
When I bought my first camera in 1974, it came with a set of extension tubes for macro photography.
Isn’t it funny how ideas get started? When my kids started back to school last August, I gave myself the assignment to develop a new portfolio theme.
I was at a party recently and was talking to someone who asked me what kind of photographs I take.
When I went to Yosemite Valley this spring, as I have nearly every spring for the past 33 years, I photographed dogwood in bloom. I always gravitate to the same tree where I’ve made my best dogwood images.
During a recent school break, my family and I enjoyed a vacation at the beach.
Many years ago, when I was involved with Ansel Adams’ workshops, I was fortunate to hear lectures by many master photographers.
I recently had a client ask to see some images—black-and-white nature photographs for a corporate environment.
Outdoor Photographer has one. My little sister has one. Now I have one.
Impressionistic photography has caught on. The process of blurring photographs with a camera is everywhere.
I’ve said it before, and I’m here to say it again. Get to know a landscape! Get to know your landscape, a favorite location where you can return often in all kinds of light and weather and season. Hopefully, this will be a place nearby where, by loo...
Last fall, I visited nearby Yosemite Valley to deliver a print and posters to The Ansel Adams Gallery. While heading home, I stopped at the Gates of the Valley turnout just in time for some sunset photography.
What I enjoy most about being a nature photographer is being in nature. Outside. Fresh air. Beautiful light. Peace and quiet. ...
Down, but not forgotten. Fallen, but still beautiful and at peace. Fallen leaves have an intriguing beauty and symbolism, and they have been an ongoing theme of mine, especially in the fall. There’s something magical about the transition of the s...
Every season of the year has its special qualities for the landscape photographer. Autumn is no exception. By the end of summer, I already find myself wondering where I’ll go to photograph and how the colors will be this year. Every autumn season is...
“I can’t verbalize the internal meaning of pictures whatsoever. Some of my friends can at very mystical levels, but I prefer to say that, if I feel something strongly, I would make a photograph that would be the equivalent of what I saw and fel...
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