Another Planet???

Oregon is one of the most diverse states to photograph. From the sea stacks along the coast, to the Columbia River Gorge, to the Northern Cascades, to Mt. Hood, to the sand dunes at Christmas Valley, to Crater Lake National Park, and I could go on and on. Oregon is a photographer’s paradise. The photographic […]

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The Power of Photography

Sebastião Salgado’s work truly exemplifies the power of photography and even more importantly, the impact that a photographer and his photographs can have on the world. This is a bold and maybe over-the-top statement, but if you know his work and if you have followed his lengthy projects over the last four decades, I’m sure […]

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An Historical Perspective

Depending on your reading of history, photography is approximately 175 years old, give or take. Daguerre, Nicephore Niepce, William Henry Fox Talbot, Antoine Claudet, George Barnard, Eadweard Muybridge, Edward Curtis, Alfred Stieglitz, Frederick Evans, Eduard Steichen, Paul Strand, Walker Evans, Edward Weston, Bill Brandt, Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams were just a few of the […]

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Adobe Abandons the Creative Suite

In my January 7, 2013 blog post, The Cloud – Storm Clouds Ahead, I discussed Adobe’s strategic decision to offer their products through a subscription-based pricing model. At that time, the user had a choice whether to purchase software outright or to pay for the software on a monthly or annual subscription. For users of […]

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From Teacher to Student …

The past month has been a very interesting time for me, photographically. I co-led an “on location” workshop in one of my favorite areas – Charleston, South Carolina and environs. We had a great group of participants, and in addition to a number of afternoon “educational” sessions, every day we were out shooting and working […]

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Outside – Inside

Sometimes what we first see isn’t the entire story and benefits from further explanation. One of my photographs, “San Galgano Window” has been in a number of exhibits and gallery shows and I am always pleased when people stop to look at it, but they typically have a somewhat puzzled look. I go up to […]

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The Cloud – Storm Clouds Ahead???

While this is not a financial or investment blog, and this post is only indirectly related to my photography, as a major user of Adobe products, primarily Lightroom and Photoshop, the corporate strategy and decisions taking place at Adobe impact how and if I buy and use their products. Last year Adobe embarked on an […]

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Photographing the Urbanscape

While I think of myself as a landscape photographer first, I enjoy many other photographic challenges. A number of months ago I began working on what might become a new portfolio for me. I call it my “urbanscapes.” These photographs are definitely not landscapes! Some people might call them cityscapes, or urban landscapes, but I’ve […]

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It’s Not JUST Your Camera!

Probably the most frequent question I’m asked about my photography, is “What camera do you use?” For some people it may seem like a logical question to ask, but once they know the answer, then what?! The implication, is that somehow, the camera was responsible for making the photograph, and that anyone else with the […]

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Thanks Elan Magazine!

A BIG thanks to Elan Magazine, writer Janet Scharp, art director Jean Davis and editor Alice Ross for an article in their June issue profiling me and my photography, titled “A World of Beauty, Recording the Moods of Nature.” They also featured my photograph of Bryce Canyon on the cover.

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