Photo Gear for your Boat Trip

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in Articles | No Comments
Photo Gear for your Boat Trip

I am about to go off to Alaska on a small boat trip through Glacier Bay National Park with 8 other people. Glacier Bay is one of the very few National Parks that I have never been to and that I have always wanted to go. I can remember being 16 and getting a photo […]

Getting Ready for Fall

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Articles | No Comments
Getting Ready for Fall

August is one of the slow months for photographers. Not much is going on in the US unless you go north and work the high mountains. Almost everywhere else the pretty green lushness of early summer has faded and the landscape looks more tattered than fantastic. Of course you could go to Africa and watch […]

New Workshop Concept!

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Articles | 6 Comments
New Workshop Concept!

In case you have been wondering why I have been relatively quiet these past few months (or in case you’ve been thankful!) the time has come for the unofficial official announcement of the new workshop concept I have been working along with my two great photo friends, Ruth Connor and Brenda Berry. Most of you […]

Thoughts and News

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Articles | One Comment
Thoughts and News

It’s been a bit of time since I last blogged so I thought I would give you all (both of you! Hi Mom!) a warning that in the days to come I am going to ramp up my posts. Now would be a good time to go on vacation to an internet dead spot or […]

My younger days- part 2

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Articles | One Comment
My younger days- part 2

I was going through some more of my very early images and I noticed a few that particularly moved me. They were pictures I had taken in 1986 when I lived in Corvallis, Oregon and they were for the very first book that I did- Ancient Forests. Looking at these pictures brought back some wonderful […]

My Younger Days- Part 1

Posted by on Jun 24, 2014 in Articles | One Comment
My Younger Days- Part 1

I was going through some of my older images I have on my laptop (a subset of the images on my desktop) and I noticed a distinct trend in my pictures I took 20 or more years ago- many were seriously flawed. Not all of them but of the ones I kept, which were the […]

Carrying your Gear

Posted by on Jun 18, 2014 in Articles | No Comments
Carrying your Gear

I was asked recently about how I carry my photography gear around when I travel so I thought I would share my strategies. Don’t expect anything to amazing- you’re more likely to be underwhelmed than overwhelmed. The first thing you have to understand about my small but perfectly formed brain is that I strongly believe […]

First Photos Published

Posted by on Jun 16, 2014 in Articles | No Comments
First Photos Published

  I though I would share the very first photos I had published in a national magazine back in 1985- photos you wouldn’t expect from a nature photographer purist. I was living in Corvallis, Oregon and my wife at the time was teaching in the forestry department at Oregon State University. I had done some […]

Back in Whackoland

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 in Articles | 5 Comments
Back in Whackoland

Yeah! I’m back in Whackoland where all that is wrong is right and all that is right is just plain boring. I have had brief visits to Whackoland in the past but I have never bought a ticket and got a room and intended to stay! Last night, things changed and I intentionally took the […]

Hand-holding a long lens

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014 in Articles | No Comments
Hand-holding a long lens

One of the things that photographers have to do is to learn how to effectively hand-hold a long telephoto lens. The reason this is necessary is that there are times when using a tripod (the preferred technique with any lens longer than 200mm) just isn’t possible. I’m not talking about the times when you are […]