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
With all the chatter about gear on the various forums and websites, there usually isn't too much talk or comparison of tripods, which I think is a bit of a shame because they are, or can be, a very important part in capturing images. Every component in the signal path, from lens, filter, sensor, tripod, … Continue reading What is the Right Tripod for Me?
Here in the Pacific Northwest, it almost goes without saying that we do love our outdoor spaces. The beauty, the recreation, the abundant fertility and the views are all enjoyed every day by so many folks. The natural beauty around every corner is one of the main attractions to living in this area, not to … Continue reading Columbia River Gorge Eagle Creek Fire
I had previously posted a long narrative detailing out our recent scouting trip to Alaska to photograph the bears feeding on the migrating salmon. Look back on my blog to read the 6 part series. For me on this trip, I was also filming the action for the purpose of creating a video … Continue reading Alaska Photo Workshop Video
Ok folks, as you've read in my previous posts about this trip, we've had epic days, sunshine, quintessential bear fishing shots, lots of great flying adventures and above all else, lots and lots of bears and unbelievably gorgeous landscapes. As I suspected at this point in the trip, time has gone by way too … Continue reading Alaska Photo Trip – Part 5
If you are just joining me on this journey in Alaska and haven't read the previous posts, I recommend you click the links below and follow the story Part 1 Part 2. Part 3 The previous evening after dinner, we discussed the plans for today and our pilot suggested we … Continue reading Alaska Photo Trip – Part 4
Here I am, one day away from embarking on a (hopefully) amazing photographic journey to Alaska with Jack Graham and two others and I'm brimming with excitement. It is an experience that has been on my bucket list for quite a while and as such, I want to ensure that I have the best time … Continue reading Preparing for a Photo Trip