My Digital Workflow

Posted by on Dec 29, 2010 in Articles | One Comment

By far the most important part of my or any workflow is what happens before you get to your computer. If you eliminate the photographic errors and sins when you are taking the photo you won’t have to correct them later in your computer. (Now, if you don’t mind, take a moment and reread that last sentence. It is by far the most important part of the digital photography processes.) Optimizing capture will make your editing much easier and faster and your processing much, much more efficient and simpler.

Maine in December

Posted by on Dec 21, 2010 in Projects | No Comments
Maine in December

We went to a couple lighthouses and harbors on the near coast and while the photos weren’t what we wanted they were still the best shots either one of us have of the lighthouses.

just a little note

Posted by on Dec 17, 2010 in Articles | No Comments

I have added two new paragraphs to the bottom of the Portraits post above to provide details on the technical side of portrait photography.

The Secrets to taking Magnificent Portraits

Posted by on Dec 3, 2010 in Articles | One Comment
The Secrets to taking Magnificent Portraits

I have been thinking about the portraits I have photographed lately…portraits of people that is. inally it dawned on me that the lens and light and technical aspects of my portrait photography weren’t nearly as important as the approach I took. And I mean that quite literally. My approach- how I presented myself and how I came up to the person (the angle I took)- in large part determined how successful I would be taking the pictures.

Just some thoughts

Posted by on Nov 22, 2010 in Uncategorized, Workshops | One Comment

The workshop season is over once again- my 25th!- and I thought I would share some end of season lessons that seem to always come up on every workshop.

My 2011 Schedule

Posted by on Nov 20, 2010 in Workshops | No Comments
My 2011 Schedule

Here is my tentative schedule for 2011. I am pretty sure the dates are good but I still finalizing some of the arrangements so I don’t want to put it in stone quite yet. There is also a good possibility that I will add a few more workshops. I will put more information about each of these workshops and lots of pictures on my website soon.

Death Valley report

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in Articles | No Comments
Death Valley report

Last week I was in Death Valley National Park doing a workshop with my friend and digital guru, Scott Rouse. We had a great group of people and really nice weather and based on the pictures Scott and I saw during the critiques, our participants got some really nice shots. This is the first time […]

More on High ISO Photography

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010 in Articles | No Comments
More on High ISO Photography

If I need high shutter speeds and depth of field…lobster activity at a dock at dawn or dusk or an action shot in the barn when it is still dark outside…I will push the ISO to 3200 or even 6400. And why not? Sure the picture quality would be better if I shot at much lower ISOs but isn’t it better to get a shot you can still use than to get no shot?

Astonishing Quality High ISO

Posted by on Nov 1, 2010 in Articles | No Comments
Astonishing Quality High ISO

12,800 ISO! Really? High quality images? Can’t be! Now I have just finished a book on the men and women who lobster in the Gulf of Maine. I have a new Nikon D3s and I am shooting regularly at ISO 3200 and ISO 6400. No, really! And when I am pressed I will happily go to ISO 12,800!

The Fall color season in New England

Posted by on Oct 22, 2010 in Articles | No Comments
The Fall color season in New England

Its been a funny year for fall color here in New England. We had unusually early red color in mid to late September that all fell to the ground the first few days of October with torrential rains. Then after lots of muddy yellows during the traditional peak (10/10-14) the color blossomed again in mid-October […]