Photographing OPA

“Other People’s Art” An ongoing topic of discussion among photographers is whether photographing “other people’s art” is appropriate, either ethically or legally. While some photographs are merely “record shots” of what the photographer saw, most photographs from serious photographers are intended to be the photographer’s creative work. But can photographing someone else’s artwork ever be […]

Upcoming Classes and Workshops for 2015-2016

When I’m not out shooting or back in my studio processing and printing images, my next favorite thing about photography is sharing my enthusiasm, knowledge and experiences in the classes and workshops I teach. For me, photography learning never ends and that’s one of the most enjoyable things about photography. If we don’t constantly hone […]

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Work It, Work It, Work It …

Rarely have I been fortunate enough to plan for, or come across a scene where the weather was ideal, the lighting was perfect, the subject matter was compelling, the composition magically appeared in my viewfinder and all I had to do was to click the shutter release. While for many good photographers spontaneity is the […]

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2014 Classes and Workshops

One of the things I enjoy most about photography is sharing my enthusiasm, knowledge and experiences about photography in the classes and workshops I teach and the presentations that I make. Photography learning never ends. We must challenge ourselves to expand our horizons, and must continually hone our “craft,” our skills and vision. On my […]

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Update to Adobe’s “Photoshop Photography Program” Post

Adobe has once again added a new wrinkle and a new expiration date for a special offering of their “Photoshop Photography Program.” The 12/31/13 date and $9.99 per month price for those Photoshop CS3 or newer owners still is in affect. BUT, what Adobe is now offering until 12/2/13 is the ability for anyone, whether […]

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Facebook Users BEWARE !!!

Beginning today, Facebook has significantly changed its Terms of Service (TOS), which has important implications for all Facebook users, but especially for photographers. As a Facebook user, I received an email about a week ago mentioning that changes were coming, and linking to the proposed changes in their TOS. I skimmed the changes and was […]

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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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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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