I recently spoke to a photo club via zoom on various topics in photography, including stressing a lot about light and emotion. In my opinion, you need both for a great image. Obviously we need light in a photograph because the medium requires light to exist….’drawing or painting with light’. But what about emotion? Let’s Read More
Droplet Collision Photography
I recently shot some work for Nikon, this time focusing on macro photography. The first shoot/article is now posted on Nikon Learn and Explore and focuses on water droplet collision photography. I’ve always been interested in many areas of photography, the medium is so diverse! Action sports, landscapes, portraits, travel, wildlife and macro are all Read More
Workshop Image Review
As part of our workshops we always do image reviews. Sometimes these occur during the workshop, and other times this happens after the trip. We just returned from leading a Patagonia workshop, and we were so busy shooting and traveling we didn’t have time or a classroom to do a formal image review. Instead, Read More
It’s all about the light…backlighting.
Just in from Africa, had an incredible trip! 35,000 images, just so easy to hit the shutter on the Z9 and let it rip! We traveled to many different parks, and one of my favorite areas is the Okavango Delta. This area has plentiful water, and huge concentrations of wildlife. And it seems about every Read More
Series Playback Z9 Firmware 3.0
For all those Z9 shooters with the latest firmware 3.0,,,,this post is for you. Nikon added a lot of features in the latest update, some are harder to find than others. But for anyone shooting 20FPS and scrolling through thousands of images, there is a new menu area, Series Playback, that you will want to Read More
Slow Motion Eddies
I just returned from Acadia NP, and the colors were spectacular this year. Cree and I went out early to scout, and one day following a stream I found a fantastic image…but only if I had the right filter, and could imagine the outcome. What am I talking about? If you have ever rafted or Read More
Vello extension tubes for Nikon Z
I was photographing in the Galapagos last week. Every time I visit I just can’t believe how close the wildlife comes to the camera. The Galapagos enforces a six foot rule….meaning you can’t get closer than six feet to wildlife…a little different than the typical national park 75 yards! This trip I wanted to do Read More
How low to go for wildlife images?
I have been on the road for the last few weeks, first in Glacier NP and then in Lake Clark NP photographing bears. Both trips were incredible with fantastic photography. Lake Clark had lots of spring cubs this year, which always present some nice images. Our visit timed with very low tides, which meant we Read More
Nikon Z9 Swallows in Flight
After leading multiple bird photography workshops as well as jungle wildlife trips shooting over 80,000 images in the Z9, I’m starting to get a feel for the incredible performance of this camera. I practically wept when I sold my D6…could the Z9 be that good? Yes, and then some. I just spent hours on my Read More
What is editorial photography?
Just back from leading a workshop in Spain…beautiful country with friendly people and great food! During our trip we did image reviews and talked a lot about what makes a good travel image…and portfolio. A lot of my assignments involve travel imagery, and creating work that conveys the experience to the viewer. During our time Read More