Triptych for GOAL Assignment

Each month I give out a GOAL Assignment that is designed to encourage you photographically. The GOAL Assignment for March, 2011 was to create a triptych. Here’s an example from some photographs I took a couple days ago at the Tacoma Museum of Glass which features work from Dale Chihuly.
I took each photo in the [...]

Night Sky Photography in Tanzania

One of my favorite things to do on Safari in Tanzania is to photograph the amazing night sky. There is almost zero atmospheric pollution and on clear nights it feels as if you are a part of the cosmos. Here are a few shots of the starry nights in Tanzania.
The above shot is a composite [...]

Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 and Nik HDR Efex Pro

I’m really having a good time with Nik Software’s new Silver Efex Pro 2 and HDR Efex Pro. I’m loving how the software renders scenes so beautifully and with so little effort on my part. The original color photo was processed from three exposures in HDR Efex Pro. Then, I converted the image to black [...]

Take a Camera Everywhere You Go

You’ve heard this from me many times before … always bring a camera with you. Always!
Taking a camera with you everywhere you go keeps your mind sharp and always thinking about photography. It keeps you actively engaged in the visual world. More importantly, it keeps you alert to the possibility of creating a great image.
I [...]

May 2010 Out There Images, Inc. Newsletter

The May 2010 Out There Images, Inc. newsletter is posted over at the main site. Here’s the link:
This month, I’ve written articles on using wide angle lenses and also on creating catchlights in your subject’s eyes. There are a few more interesting tidbits in the newsletter as well. Enjoy!

What to do in a downpour?

I’ve been down in the Orlando area for a few days getting ready to run some workshops for the Nikonians Academy. Unfortunately, the weather has been pretty bad. Actually, let me rephrase that. The weather has been wonderful for capturing images from a hotel room. Torrential downpours, rain, mist, and more rain.
So, rather than not [...]

La Perouse Bay

In South Maui, there is a little known area called La Perouse Bay that is absolutely beautiful. A lava flow from 1790 touches the beautiful Pacific Ocean as waves crash against the rugged landscape. This area has fast become one of my favorite spots for photography on Maui. If you are patient, you can sometimes [...]