Love, Hate, and Long Exposure.

My love/hate relationship with long exposure photography. What I love is that when the conditions are right the resulting images can be quite striking. Silky smooth water, windblown clouds creating dramatic streaks of color across the sky, all good stuff that requires long exposure times to capture. But, and here’s the rub, I hate the… Read More

Falling In Love, Again.

The Fujifilm XF35mm F2 R WR, a Christmas gift from my wife, is the first prime lens I added to my bag since switching from Canon to Fuji. It’s an amazing lens that’s sharp, compact, has a reasonably fast aperture, super fast autofocus, and it’s WR. That last bit is “Weather Resistant” in Fujifilm speak.… Read More

Full Frame vs Crop Sensor, Does It Really Matter?

So you think you need to move up to a full-frame sensor camera?  May I ask why?  Is there something your current APS-C, or “Crop” sensor camera doesn’t do that a camera with a full-frame sensor will?  Is it because all of the “experts” on the interwebs say that you should? (Yes there are good… Read More

Can You Buy Your Way To Better Photographs?

In this, the second in my series of (hopefully) thought provoking questions about landscape photography, I ask, do you think buying a more expensive, higher end camera will make you a better photographer?  Do you feel that in some meaningful way your current camera is holding you back in such a way that you’re unable… Read More

Won’t Leave Home Without It.

Recently I started a series of questions on my Facebook page. The goal was to get people talking about photography. The gear, needs vs wants, why we photograph. Over the next week I’ll be posting those same questions here. I look forward to your responses.  You’re heading out to take photos. You’ve got your camera,… Read More

Noise, What Noise?

12,800 at 2:30 a.m. I’m not afraid to use whatever ISO I need in order to capture a photo, and last Sunday my Fujifilm X-T2 impressed me once again with how well it handles high ISO, in this case 12,800. My chosen spot for the morning was at the hairpin turn near mile 6 on… Read More

Baby It’s Cold Outside ~ Keeping Your Camera Going When The Temps Drop

Taking Your Camera Out In The Cold. Winter is my favorite time to photograph landscapes. Almost every landscape I’ve ever photographed I feel looks better under a blanket of newly fallen snow. As beautiful as this winter wonderland can be, there are extra precautions needed to keep my camera up and running when the mercury… Read More

When You Take Your Camera Everywhere

Recently it’s been brought to my attention by a friend and fellow photographer that my photography has changed a bit. Not so much in what I photograph, I’m still primarily a landscape photographer, the difference my friend noticed was in what else I’ve been photographing.   After talking about this a bit, and a quick scroll through… Read More

Waterfalls at Mid-Day?

Ideal Waterfall Light. If you’d ask me to describe my ideal weather and lighting conditions for photographing waterfalls I would tell you that I hope for an overcast day and with any luck a slight drizzle. I would also tell you that it is definitely not during the middle of the day under harsh sunlight.… Read More