End of Year Photography Workflow

End of Year Photography Workflow

At the end of each year and the beginning of the new, I tackle the backlog of images I captured during the year.  My goal is to extract the best shots to process and share and then eventually combine in to a curated collection of images in a printed book. I shoot anywhere between 3000-8000 … Continue reading End of Year Photography Workflow

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Photographing Bears in Katmai Alaska

Photographing Bears in Katmai Alaska

For 2018 Jack Graham and I  are pleased to announce our photography workshop in Katmai National Park photographing bears and landscapes.   It is an epic journey, one that is sure to be a bucket list item for many photographers.    It is an inclusive workshop with no additional expenses, except for airfare from your home … Continue reading Photographing Bears in Katmai Alaska

Pictures are talking to me

Pictures are talking to me

Have you ever used the phrase “it speaks to me”?   It’s a fairly common phrase and one that most people understand what it means, even if they might not be able to agree on the exact definition for it.  Most often its in reference to something creative, like music, photography, or design, something that can … Continue reading Pictures are talking to me

Luminar 2018 Brush Tool Intro

Luminar 2018 Brush Tool Intro

I've been teaching myself a new image editing software that was just released a couple months ago, called Luminar 2018 from a company called Skylum (formerly Macphun).  It's a powerful and comprehensive tool in your digital darkroom and a worthy contender to the Adobe products. Check out the vid here      https://youtu.be/Fdr-A6mcPfw

Wintertime in the National Parks

Wintertime in the National Parks

The National Park system is this country is such an AMAZING treasure for all of us to hold on to and visit as often as we can.  The foresight of those who came before us to preserve and protect these amazing landscapes cannot be overlooked....what they did is fantastic and was/is a model for other … Continue reading Wintertime in the National Parks

Installing Luminar 2018 as a Plug-In

Installing Luminar 2018 as a Plug-In

As I continue to explore the new software called Luminar 2018 from Skylum, one of the first things I did was install it as plug-in to Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop (both from the Adobe subscription plan) I'm running this on an Apple iMac, but I believe the instructions are the same using a PC … Continue reading Installing Luminar 2018 as a Plug-In

The art of art in photography

The art of art in photography

I was recently having a conversation with someone who is wanting to improve their photography skills and the act of the conversation started a train of thought for me.  I do generally find that when I talk or teach about a topic , in this case photography, it is actually quite beneficial for me as … Continue reading The art of art in photography