I'm sitting here after a week off at the coast with the family for Spring Break. We had a great family time together, enjoying everything the Oregon coast had to offer from varied weather, sandy beaches, rocky coastlines, tide pools, forest streams, small quaint towns and lots of great downtime and reconnection with the family. … Continue reading Running a Photo Business
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
It seems like we are in the golden age of photo editing software, with endless choices and possibilities for editing our software. We should rejoice and be thankful for all of the choice available to us as photographers, Back in "the day", we only had Adobe Photoshop to choose from for any type of intermediate … Continue reading Photo Editing Software – The Golden Age
Do you ever get in to a creative dead zone where you just don't feel any creative juices flowing in you? Perhaps you don't feel like getting out of bed at oh-dark-thirty to head out for a sunrise, or maybe you don't have the desire to sit inside at the computer and work on any … Continue reading Creative Dead Zone?
Well, we made it to 2019. Is the turning of a new year a big deal for you? If so, that's great. It can be a wonderful milestone to make some commitments to yourself, or others, for the coming days. Everyone has their own level of commitment to the sentiment of New Years. For … Continue reading New Years Resolutions for Photography?
Just a quick post as a reminder how easy and fun it can be to find images around your own yard. You don't have to travel long distances or endure pelting rainstorms to get great shots. If you are open and your vision is tuned, you can find some great shots everywhere. I was out … Continue reading Backyard Photography
As a landscape photographer, my preferred locations are in the beautiful locations in nature. And living in the Pacific Northwest, this whole area is amazing beautiful. I am very fortunate to have so many beautiful landscape locations around me. What's even more, just traveling around the state during normal life, I am treated to lush … Continue reading Healing Power of Nature