Photographers, Know Your Rights!

For photographers (and videographers) in the U.S., there have been a number of recent situations where the police have stopped the photographer from shooting in certain locations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has published a paper providing guidance on the rights that photographers have. Read this information carefully, and remember, while you might have […]

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Staying Motivated … Being Inspired

For those of us that do most, if not all of our work alone, staying motivated can sometimes be a challenge. The painter with her brushes, paints and canvas; the composer with his keyboard or paper with staffs or computer; the potter with her clay and wheel; or the photographer with his camera and subject […]

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WTC Remembered

For the six month anniversary of the 9/11 disaster, this “Tribute in Lights” illuminated the sky for dozens of miles around New York City. I was scheduled to have been in the World Trade Center at 11am on 9/11. Like hundreds of millions of others, just before 9am, I watched in horror as the unthinkable […]

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All Lighting is Not Created Equal

What do the following have in common: Guggenheim Museum, NYC Muse d’Orsay, Paris National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Art Institute, Chicago Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh Sislen Fine Art Studio, Bethesda, Maryland Answer: SoLux Lighting Photographers know that the most important component of every photograph is “the light.” As much time as we spend […]

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National Parks from Space!

I’ve visited a number of the National Parks featured in this article in Wired Magazine, but my photographs never look like this! It’s fascinating to see these incredible places from a new perspective. View Wired Magazine Article.

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Assume You Can’t Go Back!

For a number of reasons, I often go back to locations where I have previously shot. The first time I visit a location, especially a non-local location, often my adrenalin is pumping and it takes me a little while to settle into the place. I like to walk around, get comfortable and only then begin […]

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An App a Day … Part 3 of 3

For this post, I’m going to discuss two very useful, but very different apps. “Tide Graph” provides tide information for virtually any location in the U.S. “f/8 DoF Calculator” provides everything you need to know to determine and properly set your camera for controlling the area of “perceived focus” in your images, otherwise known as […]

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An App a Day, Keeps the … Part 2 of 3

In the first post in this series, we discussed that knowing the direction of sunlight (or moonlight) has an enormous impact on your photograph, and suggested some fantastic apps that can help you plan ahead for where the light will be. In this post, we’ll take it to the next step, because knowing where the […]

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Artists Giving to Charities – To Give or Not to Give

I have been donating my work to a number of charities for many years. Each year, I get at least a dozen requests to contribute photographs for charity auctions. I have selected three charities that I strongly believe in, and gladly contribute to their annual charity auctions. I know many other artists who do the […]

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An App a Day, Keeps the … Part 1 of 3

I am an avid iPhone user. But the telephone capability has been the least used application on my iPhone! There are thousands of photography applications for the iPhone, and as a landscape photographer, I have searched and found apps that have become invaluable to my photography. While some of the apps mentioned may be available […]

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