Post Production of Photos

Many photographers have strong opinions about this subject. Decades ago, I shot mostly Kodachromes (the highest-quality film of its day) and photo editing possibilities were very limited. To compensate, we used tricks like fill flash, split neutral-density and warming/cooling filters. … read more

Expectations and Surprises

Twice in the last week or so I’ve done small local photo outings with certain goals in mind. In both cases I didn’t meet my goals but found even better photo subjects. In the first instance I went to one … read more

Photograph with a Story

Every photo has a story, and the story behind this photo of a little boy, bravely scampering up a homemade ladder on an isolated stretch of Alaska coastline, is a humdinger. When I took this photo, back in the early … read more

Adapting to the Digital World

Recent headlines in the photography world have chronicled the dilemma of Christopher Burkett, one of America’s renowned landscape photographers. Burkett, now up in years, has perfected his process of painstakingly using a giant 8×10 view camera with film to create … read more

Aerial Photography Adventures

There are still a few folks left on the planet who think photography is so easy, nothing more than pushing that shutter button. Of course the ease of smart phone use contributes to the myth. But here’s a little anecdote; … read more

Workshops That Will Never Happen

Slogging my way through a field of stickers on this hot summer morning and keeping an eye out for rattlesnakes, I come upon the ruins: massive granite blocks sliding into decay. I am at the site of one of the … read more

But Is It Art?

We photographers often suffer from labeling issues. Folks often say, you’re a photographer, not an artist. True, some photographers are not artists, and vice versa. But new technologies have blurred those barriers. I spend a hefty part of my life … read more

The Voices of Bloggers

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These days we communicate in so many ways. The best communication is face to face, but that is not always possible. We photographers often network with one another, even when we’re thousands of miles away. Blogging—a term not even invented … read more