Lucky Light

When I posted the photo above of Jackson Falls, a comment made by one of my Facebook followers struck me. Paraphrased, he said that I was so lucky to find such good light. I wasn't sure how to respond to his comment. Yes, in some ways I was lucky in the weather and the lighting conditions I found when I hiked down to this waterfall, but the light he's responding to isn't just a matter of luck....

Post-Procrastination Photography

The fire at Notre Dame in Paris shook the world this week. We simply can't take for granted the beauties of our world - even if they've stood for generation after generation - it could be our generation that sees the destruction. It's time to get out and visit those places that we've been meaning to photograph and never got around to it - those places that we think aren't going any where - those places that we think are going to be there next week or next month or next year - those places that we think we have time for later.

The “Whys” of Post-Processing

What some amateur photographers might not realize when they first get into digital photography is that nearly every image you see in the media has been altered in some way. Taking the photo is only the first step, post-processing digital photography is an art unto itself. In a class I'm teaching tonight, I'm going to talk about three main ways photographers use post-processing...

Being Where I Am

I’ve been struggling a bit with photo-envy lately - or maybe it’s more “experience-envy” - the feeling that everyone is doing interesting things and getting better photos than I am. Even if you’re not a photographer, you may know what I’m taking about. Other people, not necessarily anyone specific but "people" in general, are leading more exciting lives. I took a drive and I set a couple of ground rules for myself:

Photographing Organically

Because I'm a digital photographer through and through, I've mainly done things online. I share my photographs primarily online, I have a website where I sell my photos, I've written e-books. Almost everything I do with photography involves a computer. But recently, I've been trying a few new things with my photography. I've been trying to do things more organically.