Reflections

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Articles | No Comments

Reflections are a very popular subject to photograph- our eye is attracted to the odd nature of seeing part of the world upside down! While it seems very straight forward to take a picture of a reflection it is more difficult than you think if you want to get everything you see in focus. this […]

Milkweed

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Articles | No Comments

All is not lost when the colorful autumn leaves fall to the ground- there is still much to photograph. One of my favorite things to photograph in late fall  is milkweed. The exploding seed pods are endless fascinating and encourage lots of playful photography.  Pick some pods that are full of the delicate seeds so […]

Gideon’s Light

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in Articles | No Comments
Gideon’s Light

This is Gideon, Gideon Owour. He lives in far western Kenya near the shore of Lake Victoria in the small rural village of Pap-Onditi. ‘Pap’ means a flat, dry place in the Luo language; ‘Onditi’ is a name of a local family- Onditi’s flat, dry area.Gideon is in 7th grade at the Konditi Primary School. […]

All About the Light in Kenya

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Articles | 3 Comments

One of the main reason I went on this trip to Kenya was to follow-up on the Luci Lights I had sent over to Konditi Primary School a year ago. Lucy Lights are small but very bright solar lights that my non-profit, All About the Light, gives away to people living without electricity. I gave […]

Teachers of Konditi Primary School, Kenya

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Articles | One Comment
Teachers of Konditi Primary School, Kenya

One of the tasks I had on my trip to Kenya was to get nice photos of each teacher at the Konditi Primary School. I was shooting to support the non-profit, I-Kodi, whose mission is to support the Konditi Primary School, so nice pics of the teachers were essential and important. How do you go […]

Back from Africa

Posted by on Oct 1, 2016 in Articles | No Comments
Back from Africa

I had a great trip to Kenya yet I didn’t see a single iconic animal or beautiful vista. I was well off the tourist track in far western Kenya near the shore of Lake Victoria visiting a small impoverished village called Pap-Onditi. While most people in the village struggle for food and water they have a […]

What am I Bringing to Africa?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Articles | No Comments
What am I Bringing to Africa?

This is what I am bringing to Africa on the trip to photograph for the non-profit I-KODI: Remember, this isn’t a typical African safari trip- I will not be going to any parks and probably won’t be seeing any of the iconic Africa animals. A few birds here and there but that’s about it. I […]

Off to Kenya!

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Articles | No Comments
Off to Kenya!

  I am off to Kenya tomorrow on a trip to support a friend’s non-profit organization, I-KODI. I will be taking the photos they need to more effectively tell their story and to energize their donors. I will also be following up on the Luci Lights I sent to I-KODI last year to see they […]

Indian River, Sitka Alaska

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Articles | 3 Comments

This is Indian River in Sitka, Alaska. There are huge old-growth Sitka spruces off to the right of this scene (see previous posts) and pink and dog salmon in the river. Just past the huge spruces there is an active bear trail where Grizzlies walk to avoid the people on the the trail on the other side […]

Photograph a Forest

Posted by on Aug 20, 2016 in Articles | No Comments
Photograph a Forest

Forests are one of the very hardest environments for me to photograph. I have decades photographing in forests of all kinds on several continents but my struggles continue. The part that I struggle with is to try to make some sense out of the visual chaos that is characteristic of a natural forest. There are […]