Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Articles | 2 Comments

Your indulgence, please. A couple of years ago I had the pleasure of getting to know a wonderful man named John on one of my workshops. He was an older man with a quiet sense of humor, a gentleman in every sense of the word and I really enjoyed my times photographing with him. At […]

It’s all about the Background, Darling

Posted by on Feb 27, 2012 in Articles | No Comments

Those of you who have suffered through one of my insufferable workshops will remember me going on and on about background. Usually its during a critique I bellow “background, background, background,” making my point by pointing out bright spots or other distracting things behind the subject. “If the brightest thing in your picture is not […]

One Step

Posted by on Feb 20, 2012 in Articles | No Comments

One of the things I most enjoy when teaching a workshop is helping people when they are out taking pictures. Because I don’t take pictures during workshops I spend my time wandering around looking through cameras, making suggestions and answering questions. Doing this is the most effective way to teach photography because the experience is […]

Old Friends revisited

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in Articles | One Comment

I am still going through my 700+ scans of the slides I sent into Scan Cafe and have found lots of images I had completely forgotten about that I still like. I don’t really, really like them but I like them none the less. The reason I don’t really, really like them is because every […]

The World of Video Revisited.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Articles | No Comments

I suppose I should tell you why I have decided to devote some time to learning proper video technique. The reason is pretty simple actually. It is because it is becoming increasingly apparent these days that video is an expected part of every website, presentation or promotion. And not just any video- high quality, professionally […]

Oy, This Stuff is Hard!

Posted by on Feb 1, 2012 in Articles | No Comments

My brain is about to explode! And no, it is not because my NY Giants are actually in the Super Bowl with a half-way decent chance to win. It is something even harder to fully comprehend- video! Not the simple amateurish-looking video you see on U-Tube but the lush, almost cinematic video with deep rich […]