Spring Wildflowers are (finally) here!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
Spring Wildflowers are (finally) here!

Yeah! Wildflower season has finally started- about 10 days late! I went out looking for my little friends today and found plenty. Here in the Northeast the flowers that are now out are the very first ones- coltsfoots along the roadsides and hepatica and Dutchman’s britches in the woods. I wasn’t really intending to photograph- […]

This is Why

Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
This is Why

Every so often I am reminded of why I have taught photography workshops for 30 years. Case in point- I received a beautiful book in the mail yesterday produced by one of my former students, Bob Paulding. His first photography workshop was in 1997 in Acadia National Park and he took another one of workshops, Going Pro, a […]

Just Two Things- Lenses!

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
Just Two Things- Lenses!

  I am about to do one of my favorite programs for a local photography club- The Lobstering Life. The presentation is based on the book I did of the same title but it is more of a behind the scenes look at how the book came about. So I have started to think about […]

The One Thing-Background!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2015 in Articles | 2 Comments
The One Thing-Background!

I am going to keep this simple- there is only one truly important thing to remember when you are taking a wildflower portrait- background. There are a few other things to be aware of certainly- how pretty the flower is, how nice the light is, is it windy, are you rushed- but all of them are […]

Presentation Giving 101

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Articles | 2 Comments
Presentation Giving 101

  I have been asked to do a presentation at the big, new OPTIC travel and photo conference that is being sponsored by Linblad and B&H down in New York City on May 4th. Very nice to be asked and I am very glad to present to a group of interested photographers. Presentations like this are […]

Time to Go to Sitka!!

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Articles | One Comment
Time to Go to Sitka!!

Okay, let’s get right down to the nitty gritty- Sitka, Alaska is a magnificent place to go with some of the best photography in one small area that I know. Two working harbors with piles of colorful gear and rusty old boats with crusty old crew, stands of beautiful hand-carved totem poles set in a […]

A Voice, a Chorus- a Note, a Chord

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
A Voice, a Chorus- a Note, a Chord

  [Show as slideshow] A note, a voice, a picture, a word- these are things that can be of singular beauty. As photographers we all strive for this singularity; to get that image that speaks a thousand words, that breaks open the heart, that stops the viewer in awe. But striving and obtaining are two […]