Processing Bad Light

Posted by on Apr 12, 2014 in Articles | No Comments
Processing Bad Light

In my previous post I wrote about the options I use and don’t use when I am trying to photograph in less than ideal light. A vast majority of the time I just wait for better light to solve my bad light problems. If I am photographing something small I will most of the time […]

Photographing Bad Light

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in Articles | No Comments
Photographing Bad Light

One of the hardest things to photograph well are dark subjects in very bright light. This is because in bright , strong light the camera’s meter is overwhelmed. It can’t handle the range from brightest to darkest tonalities so it bunches all the very dark tones and all the very bright tones together resulting in […]

Rod Barbee Workshops

Posted by on Apr 6, 2014 in Articles | No Comments
Rod Barbee Workshops

From time to time I am going to tell you about other professional photographers who are also doing photography workshops that I think are worthy of both your attention and attendance. The first pro I want to endorse is Rod Barbee who lives out in western Washington  and was one of my students so long […]

Pacific Rim National Park Workshop

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Articles, Projects | No Comments
Pacific Rim National Park Workshop

It is getting close to the deadline for signups for my Pacific Rim National Park workshop I do every year with my good friend Brenda Berry. The workshop is on the west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia and includes photographing in an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This workshop is by far the ‘wildest’ location […]

Feebe and Daniel

Posted by on Mar 25, 2014 in Articles | 5 Comments
Feebe and Daniel

This is Feebe.  She is 17 and she lives outside of Gulu in northern Uganda. I met Feebe when I found her waist deep in a muddy backwater trying to catch fish with a woven wooden basket. Working along the steep banks and under the overhanging vegetation Feebe waded barefoot through the brown water sluicing […]

What we did in Uganda

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Articles | No Comments
What we did in Uganda

So what did we actually do in Uganda? How did we actually go about getting the images we did? I am asking this more for my own benefit, part of my decompression process, but I thought you, my odd reader, might want to know as well. I know my mom would like to know what […]

Photographing Uganda- what did and didn’t work

Posted by on Mar 22, 2014 in Articles | No Comments
Photographing Uganda- what did and didn’t work

So how did the photography go in Uganda? I know you have been dying to ask, so here is what I did and what I would do differently. I used two cameras- My big Nikon D4 with my favorite 24-120mm lens and my new little Nikon P7800. The D4 stayed around my neck with accessories- […]

The environment, poverty and human trafficking.

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Articles | No Comments
The environment, poverty and human trafficking.

For the past 25 years northern Uganda has been under siege- not from invading armies as might be expected but from within fueled by a ruinous cycle of environmental degradation and crushing poverty. Stemming from the economic and cultural disparities between the prosperous and economically diverse south and the struggling and economically poor north, Uganda’s […]

From Uganda!

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Articles | 3 Comments
From Uganda!

  I’m writing to you from the little porch of the quaint little Gately Inn in Entebbe, Uganda. The trip is now over, I am just waiting for my plane to leave late tonight. After not having wifi for 10 days I can finally give you news. This initial report will be brief but I […]

Day 1, Africa

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Articles | One Comment

Day 1 here and I can’t say that I have gotten much done. We are outside Nairobi now, leave for Uganda on Thursday, and we have spent the day in unsuccessful attempts to interview various authorities who have experience or influence with human trafficking. Not one worked out but we did spend a lot of […]