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

Noise, What Noise?

12,800 at 2:30 a.m. I’m not afraid to use whatever ISO I need in order to capture a photo, and last Sunday my Fujifilm X-T2 impressed me once again with how well it handles high ISO, in this case 12,800. My chosen spot for the morning was at the hairpin turn near mile 6 on… 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

Waterfall Photography Part 1: The Gear

Waterfall season is almost here, are you ready? Who’s ready for some waterfalls? I know I am! It’s Spring time, it’s getting warmer outside, the snow we got here in New Hampshire is starting to melt. All of which means it’s Waterfall Time! Those of you who’ve been following me for even a short time… 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

Waterfall Wednesday

It Depends.  One of the questions I’m most often asked when it comes to photographing waterfalls is what camera settings I use, particularly what shutter speed. And my answer is always the same, “It depends.” It depends ~ On the look I’m going for. If I’m trying to capture the shapes and swirls created by bubble caught in… Read More

And One Filter To Rule Them All

The One Filter You Can’t Live Without. The Weekly Photo Challenge topic is Landscape, so rather than simply share a few landscape photos I’m going to talk about the one filter that should be in every nature and landscape photographers camera bag. The one filter that cannot be duplicated in the computer, and the one… Read More

Up Close And Personal

When photographing landscapes, especially with a wide angle lens, I often place my lens closeup to my foreground element. Doing so accentuates the prominence of your foreground in the composition by giving the illusion that it is larger than it really is. Below are a few examples of how I used a wide angle lens… Read More

Thirds And Symmetry

The First Rule. Know it. One of the first “Rules” of photography that most people learn when first starting out is the Rule Of Thirds.  When composing a photograph, visualize a grid across the scene, dividing it into thirds vertically and horizontally. Just like in a game of tic-tac-toe. For a more dynamic composition you should… Read More

Depth, Creating The Illusion.

The Problem With Landscape Photography. We see the world around us in three dimensions, unfortunately our camera does not. Trying to convey the depth and dimension our eyes see with the two dimensional medium of photography can often leave the final image looking flat, without depth. Fortunately, by using a few simple tricks when composing… Read More