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

Won’t Leave Home Without It.

Recently I started a series of questions on my Facebook page. The goal was to get people talking about photography. The gear, needs vs wants, why we photograph. Over the next week I’ll be posting those same questions here. I look forward to your responses.  You’re heading out to take photos. You’ve got your camera,… Read More

An Autumn Weekend of Foliage, and Falls.

First There Was A Little Bit Of Sun.     This past Columbus Day weekend, October 6~8, was my final Fall Foliage Workshop of the season, and Saturday morning, day 1, started out perfect. When we first arrived at Wildlife Pond there was a beautiful mist floating across the mirrored surface of the pond. On… Read More

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

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

If You Can’t Be With The One You Love.

When You Want This, But Are Given This. What Do You Do? Do you give up and go home? Or do you embrace it? All too often we landscape photographers head out with rigid expectations of what we want to photograph and how we want to photograph it. So much so that we can be… 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

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

2017, A Year In Pictures

2017 was a pretty eventful year for me, with quite a few changes to my photography. The biggest being that 2017 was my first full year photographing exclusively with the Fujifilm X-T2, one of the flagship models in Fuji’s X-Series lineup. This change to a smaller and lighter camera system had me taking my camera… Read More