Upcoming Classes, Workshops and One-on-One Sessions

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, and working with individuals or small groups in customized one-on-one sessions. For me, photography learning never ends and that’s one of […]

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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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What is a Photograph?

“What is a Photograph” is the title of a new exhibit opening at the International Center for Photography (ICP) in New York City on January 31st. At first glance, one might wonder why the question, “What is a Photograph,” is even posited. But today, with the ever increasing quantity and variety of “photographs” it is […]

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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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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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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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