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Antarctic Dreams


Antarctic Dreams

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...

The Quest To Be Better


The Quest To Be Better

As a teacher, I'm often asked by students how they can improve.

Field Of Possibilities


Field Of Possibilities

One of the main dilemmas for nature photographers is how to frame an image. ...

Environmental Conservation


Environmental Conservation

I'm a photographer and an environmentalist. ...

Natural HDR


Natural HDR

I first started teaching photography way back in 1980 for The Ansel Adams Gallery.

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A Dance On The Beach


A Dance On The Beach

It's such an exciting time for photographers, but it can be difficult to keep up with all the rapidly changing technology.

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Photographs For The Spirit


Photographs For The Spirit

For this column, I want to share some new images. ...

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Spring In The Canyon


Spring In The Canyon

On Earth Day this year, my daughter and I visited the nearby Merced River Canyon, where I lived for 20 years.

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Experience & Perseverance


Experience & Perseverance

When I'm teaching photographers how they can improve their photography, I often talk about the need for separation of tones in postprocessing.

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Going With The Flow


Going With The Flow

On a recent trip to Yosemite Valley, I spent some time photographing waterfalls.

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Macro Magic


Macro Magic

When I bought my first camera in 1974, it came with a set of extension tubes for macro photography.

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Morning Light


Morning Light

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.

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Intimate Detail


Intimate Detail

I was at a party recently and was talking to someone who asked me what kind of photographs I take.

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Dancing Dogwoods


Dancing Dogwoods

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.

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Try Something Completely Different


Try Something Completely Different

During a recent school break, my family and I enjoyed a vacation at the beach.

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Best Of The Year


Best Of The Year

Many years ago, when I was involved with Ansel Adams’ workshops, I was fortunate to hear lectures by many master photographers.

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Meditations In Black-And-White


Meditations In Black-And-White

I recently had a client ask to see some images—black-and-white nature photographs for a corporate environment.

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Social Networking For Photographers


Social Networking For Photographers

Outdoor Photographer has one. My little sister has one. Now I have one.

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Create Artistic Blurs In-Camera


Create Artistic Blurs In-Camera

Impressionistic photography has caught on. The process of blurring photographs with a camera is everywhere.

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Local Knowledge


Local Knowledge

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...

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HDR


HDR

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.

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Resources To Help You Take Better Photos


Resources To Help You Take Better Photos

What I enjoy most about being a nature photographer is being in nature. Outside. Fresh air. Beautiful light. Peace and quiet. ...

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Get Past The Snapshot


Get Past The Snapshot

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...

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Autumn Light


Autumn Light

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...

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Interpretation And Refinement


Interpretation And Refinement

“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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