Presets And Plugins, Creative Tools Or Creative Crutch?

I Love To Make Photographs… …but I hate the time spent behind the computer once the image has been captured. Time behind the computer is at best, time away from the camera, and at its worst, time away from my family. I’d much rather be out shooting or spending time with my wife and daughter,… Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Merge

Where The Sand Merges With The Sea. The Merge Of Man And Nature. The Merge Of Exposures I’ve been playing around with Nik Software’s HDR Efex Pro 2, and for this image a preset called “Sinister” seemed appropriate. A Note Of Full Disclosure. I wish to mention here, that as a member of the Nik… Read More

Nice Legs!

All Three Of Them. – At night, even if I wasn’t trying to capture the movement of the water fountain, I’d need a long exposure for this scene due to the low light. That means tripod –  If you want consistently sharp, well composed photos, buy a tripod. I don’t care how advanced the image stabilization… Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

Wrong, really?  I usually don’t keep photos that I consider “wrong”. But after a little digging I found a few that I felt had some “wrongness” to them, but were otherwise worth saving. Everything I wanted, and then some. I broke one of the basic “rules” of photography while capturing the power of the Spring-time… Read More