We had just come up the steps at a metro station near ‘little India’ in Paris, when I caught site of some really old style windows made of glass and wire mesh (see 2nd photo) an abstract opportunity had presented itself to combine a...

Massive Depth of Field

We had just come up the steps at a metro station near ‘little India’ in Paris, when I caught site of some really old style windows made of glass and wire mesh (see 2nd photo) an abstract opportunity had presented itself to combine a...

Frieda, a 77-year old widow, born on this very farm southwest of Hamburg, Germany, raising pigs, cows and chickens “for as long as I can remember.” With the help of her 58 year old daughter, (also widowed) and her only grandchild, 23-year old Bettina,...

Fresh Soup

Frieda, a 77-year old widow, born on this very farm southwest of Hamburg, Germany, raising pigs, cows and chickens “for as long as I can remember.” With the help of her 58 year old daughter, (also widowed) and her only grandchild, 23-year old Bettina,...

An easy compositional tip applied to portraits… On the streets of Delhi, many colorful fabrics are on display outside the shops that sell them, displays that mimic hanging curtains. And lucky for me that one row of these hanging fabrics were basking in filtered...

Compositional Tip

An easy compositional tip applied to portraits… On the streets of Delhi, many colorful fabrics are on display outside the shops that sell them, displays that mimic hanging curtains. And lucky for me that one row of these hanging fabrics were basking in filtered...

Driving south of The Dalles, Oregon, near Dufur, it was a late afternoon in early July when my eyes caught sight of him in his field. He was checking his wheat, the taste and feel, to determine how soon the harvest would begin. As...

The Feeling of Freedom

Driving south of The Dalles, Oregon, near Dufur, it was a late afternoon in early July when my eyes caught sight of him in his field. He was checking his wheat, the taste and feel, to determine how soon the harvest would begin. As...

My eyes caught site of a lone pigeon flying above this vivid magenta painted wall and it was his brief shadow, that caught my attention as it raced up the side of the wall.  Along with another pigeon, it sat perched atop the wall...

Lone Pigeon

My eyes caught site of a lone pigeon flying above this vivid magenta painted wall and it was his brief shadow, that caught my attention as it raced up the side of the wall.  Along with another pigeon, it sat perched atop the wall...

Photography has taught me many things, not the least of which are the seasonal changes that take place near and north of the 45th parallel.  The value of re-visiting these same locations, is two-fold; one is the obvious photo opportunity to shoot the same...

Seasonal Changes

Photography has taught me many things, not the least of which are the seasonal changes that take place near and north of the 45th parallel.  The value of re-visiting these same locations, is two-fold; one is the obvious photo opportunity to shoot the same...

Somedays, I wake up, and I am eventually greeted with a sense that on this day, I am lacking any ability to ‘see’ and if it persists long enough, self-doubt will begin to whisper, and that is when I will immediately drop everything and head...

SHOUT

Somedays, I wake up, and I am eventually greeted with a sense that on this day, I am lacking any ability to ‘see’ and if it persists long enough, self-doubt will begin to whisper, and that is when I will immediately drop everything and head...

So there she sits, on a blue step of a stairway in the Old City, ‘The Blue City’, Jodhpur, and as I prepare to shoot, a pigeon, flying overhead in this narrow alleyway, startles her, she looks up, and at that moment, I realized,...

The Blue City

So there she sits, on a blue step of a stairway in the Old City, ‘The Blue City’, Jodhpur, and as I prepare to shoot, a pigeon, flying overhead in this narrow alleyway, startles her, she looks up, and at that moment, I realized,...

Imagine taking gum wrappers and other small pieces of paper, folding each into a 1 1/2” square, folding in such a way that each additional folded square inter-locks with the previous one and then ending up with more than 150 individual 7-foot strands…what do...

Gum Wrapper Handiwork

Imagine taking gum wrappers and other small pieces of paper, folding each into a 1 1/2” square, folding in such a way that each additional folded square inter-locks with the previous one and then ending up with more than 150 individual 7-foot strands…what do...

You’ve found the clean background, and with camera at the ready, give the child a balloon, and you keep shooting! Nikon D500, Nikkor 18-300mm, F/6.3@1/800 sec. 100 ISO WB  

Give a Child a Balloon

You’ve found the clean background, and with camera at the ready, give the child a balloon, and you keep shooting! Nikon D500, Nikkor 18-300mm, F/6.3@1/800 sec. 100 ISO WB  

Happy, jovial, giddy, lucky, fortuitous, blissful, delighted and joyful are words that all of us have at one time or another used to describe our good mood or the good mood of others, but the only word that I feel that could best describe...

ELATION

Happy, jovial, giddy, lucky, fortuitous, blissful, delighted and joyful are words that all of us have at one time or another used to describe our good mood or the good mood of others, but the only word that I feel that could best describe...

Her ‘business’ was not much wider then a single kitchen cupboard and when she opens her doors, she sits cross legged, atop a soft red pillow and serves up a small glass of fresh cold water; not tea, not coffee, not snacks, no food...

Her Business

Her ‘business’ was not much wider then a single kitchen cupboard and when she opens her doors, she sits cross legged, atop a soft red pillow and serves up a small glass of fresh cold water; not tea, not coffee, not snacks, no food...

This is an image of the world’s largest sitting Buddha, Thimphu, Bhutan. Simple stuff here: camera and 10-24mm Nikkor are sitting on rock floor, at a spot where a reflection is seen in the few darker slabs of rock that are staggered throughout this...

Bhutan Buddha

This is an image of the world’s largest sitting Buddha, Thimphu, Bhutan. Simple stuff here: camera and 10-24mm Nikkor are sitting on rock floor, at a spot where a reflection is seen in the few darker slabs of rock that are staggered throughout this...

How do you bring much needed water to your rice fields in and around Inle Lake, Myanmar? You make narrow channels from the lake to your farm, and while walking slowly in the narrow and shallow channels of water that lie between the elevated...

Water Cascades

How do you bring much needed water to your rice fields in and around Inle Lake, Myanmar? You make narrow channels from the lake to your farm, and while walking slowly in the narrow and shallow channels of water that lie between the elevated...

As I came around the back side of one particular house on the edge of Inle Lake with it’s explosion of purple water lilies, in the country of Myanmar, my eyes caught site of her, a woman who I assumed lived in the house,...

Oh Hello!

As I came around the back side of one particular house on the edge of Inle Lake with it’s explosion of purple water lilies, in the country of Myanmar, my eyes caught site of her, a woman who I assumed lived in the house,...

Over the years I have witnessed both men and women at work, in what are arguably, ‘brutal and/or hostile’ working conditions, yet it is in these very conditions where I have often found ‘beautiful’ portrait opportunities. I came upon this young Ethiopian man, a...

Over The Years

Over the years I have witnessed both men and women at work, in what are arguably, ‘brutal and/or hostile’ working conditions, yet it is in these very conditions where I have often found ‘beautiful’ portrait opportunities. I came upon this young Ethiopian man, a...

The Yamuna river runs right through the city of Agra, India, a city most notable for being the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal. Unlike the famous Ganges River, which runs through the most holiest of India’s...

The Yamuna River Runs

The Yamuna river runs right through the city of Agra, India, a city most notable for being the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal. Unlike the famous Ganges River, which runs through the most holiest of India’s...

Panic has not set in yet, despite your confidence at being ‘lost’ in NE Myanmar, near the Thailand border. You have no GPS, but you still have one hour of daylight left and you at least know you must drive north to reach your...

Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Panic has not set in yet, despite your confidence at being ‘lost’ in NE Myanmar, near the Thailand border. You have no GPS, but you still have one hour of daylight left and you at least know you must drive north to reach your...

Although it was brief, the afternoon rain shower left behind a puddle large enough to capture the reflection of the twin spired church across the street, and with the help of a willing student, Lexi, in my Savannah Workshop, my students and I had...

Brief Rain Shower

Although it was brief, the afternoon rain shower left behind a puddle large enough to capture the reflection of the twin spired church across the street, and with the help of a willing student, Lexi, in my Savannah Workshop, my students and I had...

  Before we say goodbye to summer… Just how elaborate is the set-up to create a shot of ‘refreshing lemonade’? Surprisingly, it’s not elaborate at all! You will need: 1) Natural light 2) A drinking glass filled with sparkling/mineral water 3) A lemon slice...

Not so Fast Summer!

  Before we say goodbye to summer… Just how elaborate is the set-up to create a shot of ‘refreshing lemonade’? Surprisingly, it’s not elaborate at all! You will need: 1) Natural light 2) A drinking glass filled with sparkling/mineral water 3) A lemon slice...

I am often asked what separates an ordinary photograph from an extraordinary photograph. Most ‘ordinary’ photographs have one thing in common; most were shot at EYE-LEVEL! Most extraordinary photographs became extraordinary because the photographer CHOSE to change his/her point of view and in the...

From Ordinary to Extraordinary!

I am often asked what separates an ordinary photograph from an extraordinary photograph. Most ‘ordinary’ photographs have one thing in common; most were shot at EYE-LEVEL! Most extraordinary photographs became extraordinary because the photographer CHOSE to change his/her point of view and in the...

When does a used bar of orange soap reach a level of critical significance in the world of photographic image making? My students and myself were unexpectedly presented with a chance to shoot great light of a simple bar of orange soap, atop a...

Great Light

When does a used bar of orange soap reach a level of critical significance in the world of photographic image making? My students and myself were unexpectedly presented with a chance to shoot great light of a simple bar of orange soap, atop a...

In your efforts to expand your photographic vision of understanding exposure, don’t forget that you will need to start limiting your vision as well! Let me explain. It is estimated that the ‘dynamic range’ of the human eye’s ability to see light and dark...

Photographic Vision

In your efforts to expand your photographic vision of understanding exposure, don’t forget that you will need to start limiting your vision as well! Let me explain. It is estimated that the ‘dynamic range’ of the human eye’s ability to see light and dark...