Presentation Giving 101

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Articles | No Comments

  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 […]

Your Next Project

Posted by on Mar 28, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
Your Next Project

Okay, listen up, this is going to be your next photo project. You are going to compile a notebook of your favorite places to photograph in your area. Below is the form I used when I did this 15 years ago and produced the first three Photographer’s Guide series published by The Countryman Press. This […]

Now I Know

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
Now I Know

Ever wonder why other people see UFOs and you don’t? I bet even your friends don’t see flying saucers. There are lots of reports of unidentified flying spaceships but no one I know claims to have filed one. Why is it that only a special few see UFOs and the rest of us don’t? At last […]

Here is the Essence of Crossroads

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
Here is the Essence of Crossroads

This image is what I would call the essence of what we are trying to do with Crossroads Photography Workshops. It is a new metal railing at the Randel Davey Audubon Nature Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Not very exciting is it? But it is very important. I should probably explain. In a Crossroads […]

Crossroads Sante Fe a Success!!

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Articles | 3 Comments
Crossroads Sante Fe a Success!!

We (Brenda Berry, Ruth Connor and I) have just completed the first Crossroads Photography workshop with the Santa Fe Workshops down in Santa Fe, NM and it was a wonderful success. Eighteen months in pondering, planning and preparation, the workshop exceeded even my optimistic expectations. We had two non-profit partners (our third partner proved too […]

Super High ISO Photos

Posted by on Mar 15, 2015 in Articles | No Comments

Welcowme to the brave, crazy new world of high ISO photography! Remember the days of defining high ISO as 400? (We actually said ASA 400 back then.) When I started as a pro, 200 ISO was as high as I could go, any higher the quality of the photo was terrible, unpublishable. When I got […]

So how do you take this photo?

Posted by on Mar 14, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
So how do you take this photo?

I am asked this all the time- how did you take that picture? Most of the time the person wants to know the technical side of the answer- the lens I used, the shutter speed, etc. And most of the time that is the least important part of the answer. Let me explain. Sure it is […]

My Favorite Pics from Kenya

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015 in Articles | No Comments
My Favorite Pics from Kenya

Here are my favorite pictures from my last trip to Kenya. They need a bit of explanation. All the pictures I took were to the cause of helping New Course further its mission and to gather images for my new non-profit foundation All About the Light. The circumstances around these shots are pretty severe. Many […]