Photoshop, The Dirtiest Word In Photography.

Not a week goes by that the topic of “Photoshopping” doesn’t come up in one of the photography groups I belong to on Facebook. No matter how often it’s brought up, or how the comment or question is phrased, there’s no mistaking the negative connotation behind it. “Photoshopping” is bad, or dishonest when it comes… 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

Mountains of Color Fall Foliage Workshop.

Join me for a Weekend of Color in the White Mountains of New Hampshire ~ October 6th – 9th.   This years forecast calls for one of the best fall foliage seasons in a long time, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire are one of the most spectacular places to see and photograph the… Read More

Mistakes Were Made.

What do you do when you’re making a really long exposure that ends up being grossly overexposed? You make it black and white of course. Last night I was photographing on the Maine coast and experimenting with long exposures. The mistake I made was to trust the histogram displayed on the LCD of my Fujifilm… Read More

The (Fujifilm) X-Files

SOOC Sorry folks, no Mulder and Sculley here, the X-Files I’m going to be talking about have nothing to do with aliens or government conspiracies. These X-Files are the gorgeous straight out of camera jpeg files I get from my Fujifilm X-Series camera, the 24mp X-T2.  Anybody who’s considered purchasing one of Fujifilm’s outstanding X-Series… Read More

Sleeklens, Lightroom Workflow Made Easy(er).

Finish your photos faster. About a month ago the good people at Sleeklens asked me if I would be interested in trying out some of their workflow products for Lightroom and Photoshop. I figured anything that could speed up my workflow was worth trying, so I agreed to take a look at their Through the Woods… Read More

Water Wet

H2O For this week the Weekly Photo Challenge theme is good old H2O. As a landscape photographer water is the prevailing theme in many of my photographs. When looking through my photos trying to decide which photos to include in this post it appears that roughly three quarters of my photos contain water in one… Read More

Waterfall Wednesday

It Depends.  One of the questions I’m most often asked when it comes to photographing waterfalls is what camera settings I use, particularly what shutter speed. And my answer is always the same, “It depends.” It depends ~ On the look I’m going for. If I’m trying to capture the shapes and swirls created by bubble caught in… Read More

Want Great Sunrise Photos? Get Up Early!

Rookie mistake #1 when photographing sunrises – show up just before the sun rises. When you should have been there at least 30 minutes earlier. While out photographing a sunrise I almost always have the place to myself. That is right up until just a few minutes prior to the sun peeking over the horizon. That’s… Read More

And One Filter To Rule Them All

The One Filter You Can’t Live Without. The Weekly Photo Challenge topic is Landscape, so rather than simply share a few landscape photos I’m going to talk about the one filter that should be in every nature and landscape photographers camera bag. The one filter that cannot be duplicated in the computer, and the one… Read More