Podcast Interview with Bill Fortney – Photographer Extraordinare

Podcast Interview with Bill Fortney – Photographer Extraordinare

Our latest episode of We Talk Photo features an interview with Bill Fortney, one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet in the photography business.  Listen as Jack and John talk to Bill about his storied career, fun tales from the business and some of his thoughts on photography today and in the future.  It’s … Continue reading Podcast Interview with Bill Fortney – Photographer Extraordinare

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Photojournalist Ken Hawkins

Photojournalist Ken Hawkins

If I was asked to categorize myself (btw I hate answering this question), I would say I'm a photographer. Period.  Then, I might add that I make my living in the photo genre of landscape and nature, but I'm keenly interested in all genres of photography and I don't try to limit my experiences, skills … Continue reading Photojournalist Ken Hawkins

One Picture Makes the Trip

One Picture Makes the Trip

Every time I go out, I hope to come back with at least one image that I like.  It doesn't have to be a great, epic image that I will hang on the wall....my aspirations aren't that high.  I am happy if I have at least one image that I am proud of, that is … Continue reading One Picture Makes the Trip

Airmagic Drone Picture Editing Software

Airmagic Drone Picture Editing Software

Now available for ordering is a fantastic piece of software from the Skylum company, the folks who make the fantastic Luminar3 photo editing software. Using a combination of Artificial Intelligence and powerful algorithms, the software analyzes each image and identifies which drone shot the pic, then makes drone specific corrections to the image before completing … Continue reading Airmagic Drone Picture Editing Software

Photography Podcast – We Talk Photo

Photography Podcast – We Talk Photo

I want to introduce our new podcast, called We Talk Photo.  It is a podcast about photography where we share information, gossip, funny stories and industry news with our listeners. We want this podcast to be lighthearted and not full of hardcore technical stuff (lots of good folks doing that already).  My co-host, Jack Graham, … Continue reading Photography Podcast – We Talk Photo

Fuji GFX 50s & 120mm Macro Shots

Fuji GFX 50s & 120mm Macro Shots

A couple of days ago I taught a small class on "close-up" photography and I brought in my Fujifilm 50s and 120mm macro lens to shoot with. I don't call what I do "macro" because that implies 1:1 magnification and a bunch of other stuff.  I have always preferred the term "close-up" photography so I … Continue reading Fuji GFX 50s & 120mm Macro Shots

Luminar 3 Photo Editing – working with layers

Luminar 3 Photo Editing – working with layers

I just completed an introductory video on my YouTube channel for working with layers in Luminar 3 photo editing software. If you've never done photo editing with layers, it's a wonderful way to build up all of your different edits to an image, in a targeted and non-destructive way.  I highly encourage you to explore … Continue reading Luminar 3 Photo Editing – working with layers