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

Waterfalls Anyone?

Announcing two different waterfall photography experiences. From a single day waterfall tour of the Crawford Notch region of New Hampshire, to a multi-day fully instructional waterfall photography workshop, I’ve got a waterfall experience for you. First up, 8 waterfalls in a day. Join me on Saturday, June 1st as we visit 8 waterfalls, all located… 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

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

In Defense of Tilted Horizons.

Just Kidding, Please Stop. A Little Post Holiday Humor to Start The Year Off Right. First let’s be clear, I’m not talking about photos like the one below where I wasn’t careful enough when leveling my camera on the tripod. For this I should be flogged! I’m talking about those images where for some unknown… Read More

If The Picture Is So Boring You Notice The Noise…

My Thoughts On Noise. What’s the first thing you notice about the above image? Is it the wind blown snow, it’s seasonal quality with the holiday wreath? Or is the fact the image is a little bit grainy because it was shot at ISO 3200? How about this image of the Memorial Bridge linking downtown… 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

Why Watermark?

Why I Use A Watermark… …and why you should too.   There are almost as many opinions about watermarks on photos as there are photographers making photos. Some, like myself, won’t share a photo online without one. Then there are those who feel they are a waste of time because if someone wants to steel… Read More

Waterfall Photography Part 3: Composition

In Part 1 of my waterfall photography series I discussed the gear you’ll find in my bag when I head out to photograph them, and in Part 2 I talked about camera settings and how I choose them. Now in the third and final installment I’d like to share some thoughts on composition and how… Read More

Waterfall Photography Part 2: Camera Settings

Camera Settings, It Depends. Sabbaday Falls, White Mountain National Forest, NH.     In my last article on waterfall photography, I shared the gear I use when I’m out photographing them. Now I’m going to share some of the camera settings, and the thoughts behind those choices, I regularly use when photographing falling water. I’m… Read More