Indian River, Sitka Alaska

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Articles | No 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 […]

Photographing Big Trees

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Articles | No Comments
Photographing Big Trees

One of the hardest things I do in my photography is to try to show something that is really big to be really big in the final image. What generally happens is that anything that is of unusual size (I suppose the really small things have the same issue) magically become ‘normal’ sized in your […]

Photographing from a Boat

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Articles | No Comments
Photographing from a Boat

    I’ll get right to the point here- photographing from a boat isn’t easy Sooner or later we all get the opportunity to photograph from a boat. In many cases it is the only way to get a good picture. In my career I have photographed whales (a lot), seals, sea lions, dolphins, penguins, […]

Photograph’n with Lisa- Part 2

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Articles | One Comment
Photograph’n with Lisa- Part 2

I have photographed a lot of horses in my time- from old nags on old farms to prized thoroughbreds in Kentucky- so I know a little bit about how to shoot a horse. But watching my friend and professional fine art horse photographer, Lisa Cueman at work is always revelatory. Lisa works angles and perspectives […]

Photograph’n with Lisa

Posted by on Jun 29, 2016 in Articles | One Comment
Photograph’n with Lisa

Last week I went out photographing with my friend Lisa Cumen an extremely accomplished equine fine art photographer. When I say I went out photographing what I mean is that I held her lenses and water bottle while she did what she does so well- create magic. And by the way, I was quite happy […]

Wedding Photographer?

Posted by on Jun 19, 2016 in Articles | No Comments
Wedding Photographer?

Every so often I volunteer to photograph a neighbors wedding- happens about once every 5 years. I know every photographer hates to photograph weddings but I find it a mildly amusing puzzle- how am I going to get good shots under these typically dreadful conditions? So yesterday I went down the road and photographed my […]

Tofino, British Columbia, Gallery

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Articles | No Comments

Time to crow about a great workshop that Brenda Berry and I completed last week. Tofino, BC, sits mid-coast on Vancouver Island on the tip of a peninsula bounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Cayquot Sound. It is a photographer’s playground with giant trees over 1000 years old, very cooperative black bears prowling the […]

Tidepool update

Posted by on May 29, 2016 in Articles | One Comment

I have just gotten back from my workshop in Tofino, BC., and I have sad ecological news. The tide pools that I have raved about, that I look forward to seeing and photographing so much are basically decimated. I saw none of the giant, colorful sea stars that the Pacific coast is so famous for […]

Tidepools!!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Articles | No Comments
Tidepools!!

I’m up in Tofino, British Columbia, on the Pacific side of Vancouver Island doing a workshop for Santa Fe Photography Workshops. This is one of my all-time favorite places to teach and photograph because there are so many subjects to shoot and all the locations are easily accessible and close to town. Within 30 minutes […]