Distractions Along The Way.

Are We There Yet? Last Saturday my good friend Suzanne (aka Chubby Hiker Chick) and I set out to visit Bridal Veil Falls in the Franconia Notch area of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The hike was an easy 2.5 mile out and back with a modest elevation gain of only 1100′. The weather was perfect,… Read More

SOOC.

Confessions of a (former) die-hard RAW shooter. Day after day my Fujifilm X-T2 amazes me with the images I’m able to produce, especially the straight out of camera (SOOC) jpegs. Case in point, this wonderful winter scene captured using the wonderful film simulations built into the camera. With my camera set to capture both RAW… Read More

As Low As I Can As High As I Need.

Why High ISO Performance in a Camera is Meaningless to Me, And Probably Should be to You Too. Why is high ISO performance so important to so many photographers, many of whom will never need or use any of the higher ISO settings their camera offers? I belong to several photography related Facebook Groups and… Read More

Isolating Elements

Normally when out photographing I focus on expansive landscapes, grand scenic views of the dramatic views in the mountains and along the coast of New Hampshire. On my last outing to the north country I chose to make images with a more limited view. Instead of wide open spaces, the majority of what I captured were… Read More

Photography 101: Landscape

“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.” John Muir

You Know You’ve Made It When,

People steal your work. I had my first solo show last night, 6/14, and this is one of the images that I really wanted to have framed and ready for the show. But the framed print was stolen from the lobby of the building where my framer has her studio. She unloaded it and a… Read More

Seeing In Black & White: There’s a first time for everything.

Can’t get you out of my head. For the last 15 years I’ve driven by this section of riverbank twice a day every day to and from work. Suddenly out of nowhere these images popped into my head. And for weeks I couldn’t let them go, and yet didn’t have the time to stop and make… Read More

Crop In Your Head First.

Cropping for composition at the time of capture.   The 2:3 Curse. Most digital cameras capture images in a 2:3 ratio. Quite often though that ratio of height to width isn’t going to work to give you the best representation of the scene you’re trying to photograph. That’s why cropping is such a great tool.… Read More