Some Diffused Thoughts on Photography

Posted by on Apr 29, 2011 in Articles | 3 Comments
Some Diffused Thoughts on Photography

Its diffuser season here in Vermont, the time of the year when there is lots of little stuff to photograph and often lots of bright sun in the sky. Unfortunately, those two things don’t usually go hand in hand. Here is my rule of thumb on the relationship between the type of light and subject- […]

Do a Background Check

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Articles | No Comments
Do a Background Check

It is that time of the year for flower photography, at least for most of you. Not so up here in the cold climes of Vermont but else where many of you are scraping off the icy crust of inactivity lingering from this last winter and are out searching for wildflowers to photograph. So what […]

A Bit of News

Posted by on Apr 25, 2011 in Articles | No Comments
A Bit of News

I wanted to let everyone know that there are only a couple places left on both my Pacific Rim National Park workshop ( on Vancouver Island, Canada and on my Shooting Like a Pro workshop that I hold in my home area of Manchester, Vermont. The Pacific Rim National Park is the wildest, most wonderful […]

More on Phiddling

Posted by on Apr 24, 2011 in Articles | No Comments
More on Phiddling

The larger concept with regards to fiddling around too much before taking a picture is that in the digital photography world a camera is nothing more than a device to capture data. That’s it. Picture taking is the process of capturing a good set of data. This means there aren’t too many blocked up shadows […]

Phiddling with Photography

Posted by on Apr 23, 2011 in Articles | No Comments
Phiddling with Photography

One of the common things I see when doing workshops is how much phiddling, excuse me, fiddling goes on before a picture is taken. Fiddling, for those of you who aren’t familiar with this technical term, is the art of making unnecessary and ridiculously fine adjustments to a image that is basically just fine. The […]

Harboring Abstract Thoughts

Posted by on Apr 19, 2011 in Articles | No Comments
Harboring Abstract Thoughts

I just returned from a great workshop for the Rhode Island Photographic Society. We spent much of our time prowling around the beautiful coast of this little state, a coast that is more than 400 miles long! Two mornings we headed for the working harbor of Galilee and my students got some amazing shots- wonderfully […]

Wine Country

Posted by on Apr 6, 2011 in Articles | No Comments
Wine Country

Looking for any excuse to get out of the protracted winter we have been having in Vermont, Claire and I headed out to California to scout and do some preliminary research for a book project on wine country. This is vacation photography, nothing serious. The book is still a year or two away but I […]

My First Video!!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in Articles | No Comments

It has been awhile and there have been a few false starts but finally, with the considerable help from friends I am able to share my first video with you. There is nothing very special about this video and you will learn nothing by watching it but I hope you enjoy it. I shot this […]