Overzealous Contrast and Colors

November 23, 2019
Hello photographers and students, So lets discuss contrast in digital photography, (shortly though). I see many students and some enthusiasts using lets say HDR software to produce unrealistic photographs, which is a process that's over done and a very deep teaching. Then in post processing they will push the contrast slider too far and on top of...
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Passion Equals Obsession

August 21, 2019
My passion for photography goes way back to my teens...my passion for motorsports and manmade things with wheels goes back further. When I use to get 50 cents for my chores I would ride down to the corner news stand to buy a hot rod magazine. As I got older I got a motorcycle which continued for years and even road racing, flat track, motorcross an...
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The Bigger The Kit

August 21, 2019
I have resigned myself from carrying huge camera kits! Over the years I use to lug around a huge backpack with three Canon bodies and several "L" lenses...I even toted a rolling suitcase for commercial work. After a day hiking in the mountains with a 45 lb backpack, I was spent. I always worried when I travel internationally " will I have the right...
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Do You Need An Exotic Location

October 26, 2018
So, some of my younger students asked the question...."Do I need to travel to make great images"? The answer is no! Can it help....of course. However, there have been many, many photographs over many years which are recorded just around the corner. The greatness of an appealing image is perspective, composition, lighting and the story (mood) it tel...
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The Great Sensor Battle

June 24, 2018
I start this post by asking....do you need a huge sensor with 45+ megapixels to create stunning digital photos? I have recently run into some locals who had to have the newest Nikon D850. BTW... SONY makes the D850 sensor! I reveled in the fact that my kit was the size of a lunchbox, while their kits were the size of a checked luggage bag! They nee...
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