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

Bad Weather Better Photos

Just say no to clear blue sky. I love extreme weather. There’s no better way to increase the odds of capturing exciting landscape photos than doing it when the weather is unstable and the sky isn’t just an expanse of clear blue nothing. As you may have seen in my last post, when I started… Read More

Early Season Workshop Schedule

Waterfalls on Ice ~ March 9-11 Frozen waterfalls, what’s not to like? Click HERE for more information. Glow In The Bowl, Sunrise In Tuckerman Ravine ~ March 25 Tuckerman Ravine is one of the most spectacular natural features in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. When the headwall of the Ravine is bathed in pink alpenglow at… Read More

Waterfalls in Winter

Waterfalls, Not Just A Springtime Thing.   I like to photograph waterfalls. A lot! And while most of my waterfall photography takes place in the spring and early summer, some of my favorite waterfalls look just as beautiful, maybe more so when encased in ice. The most striking feature of many of these winter waterfalls… Read More

Don’t Forget The Foreground

A Place To Start. In landscape photography, forgetting to include a prominent foreground element can often make or break a photo. No matter how beautiful the scene in the distance is, if your foreground(or lack thereof) falls flat or lacks interest, often so to will the photograph. I look at the foreground as a place… 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

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