Isolation Project, Day 14.

Where you least expect it. This morning, as I have done every morning for the previous 13 mornings, I took a walk out back in search of inspiration. A few things caught my eye, I made a few photographs, but I wasn’t overly enthusiastic about any of them. Returning inside I made myself another cup… Read More

Isolation Project, Day 13.

“Does anybody really know what time it is?” It’s Day 13 (at least I’m pretty sure it’s Day 13) What “day” it actually is, I’m not entirely sure. Now that my wife is working from home one day blurs into the next. After being stuck in the house due to two straight days of rain,… Read More

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