Clean Is Our Mantra

TECH TIP  OK … this isn’t about Hazel or Mr. Clean from television fame.  But when you consider your camera gear, know that maintenance and regular cleaning is a requirement each time your camera gets used, abused, or any treatment in between. Every time you head out into the field, there’s a chance that something

awareness + possibility = creativity

I mentioned this trip in a recent post, but a few weeks ago I was able to spend time photographing in and around Jackson Hole WY, where I got some great images (some are already up in my Portfolios).  The hardest thing I’ve found about being in the field is adjusting my mindset from “day

Graduated Neutral Density Filters

Imagine if you will … a rectangular glass or resin filter, where one half of the filter has a “coating” that controls the light hitting your sensor yet doesn’t add a color cast to your image. That, my friends, is a Neutral Density Filter and you’ll find it an indispensable part of your kit.  Where a Circular Filter allows you

Delete Is Good

There are plenty of lessons to learn while processing photos. In addition to critiquing how you framed your subject, look to exposure and focus, ISO and shutter speed. Each and every element of your photo has its own story to tell.  The info you’ll find in the Develop Module in Lightroom is key to better photography. However, before you begin using this

Photographer’s Etiquette

LOOK BEFORE YOU SHOOT Focus is critical, whether it be the in image you’re creating or with whatever task is at hand.  And on my last trek into the field, I was reminded that we all may need to take a moment to focus on the generally accepted etiquette of photography. I was fortunate enough to

Making Plans

EWR > SFO > DIA > JAC > DIA > EWR No, that’s not some secret code.  But the time for me to travel is close at hand once again, and that’s my flight itinerary in “airline speak”.  After a few days of visiting home (San Francisco) where I’ll be eating sourdough bread and watching