Under Tanzanian Skies

I love the sky in Tanzania.  The daily afternoon thunderstorms almost alway guarantee some type of dynamic light that begs to be captured by your camera. It is easy to point your camera towards the heavens, but the challenge is to find a way to juxtapose wildlife or an austere landscape underneath those dramatic skies. This [...]

Corrupted Files on MacBook Pro, Nikon Cameras and eSATA Drive

Over the last month, I’ve been having all kinds of problems with corrupted photographs. I first noticed it after I returned from a big workshop I ran in September, 2011 in the Olympic NP, WA. I found that a few NEF pictures had a vertical line through them and that half of the image had [...]

Pt. Defiance Park HDR

I went out to Pt. Defiance Park on Wednesday with the kids to go on a morning hike. We had a great time trekking along the beach and wandering through all the trails. We parked at Owen Beach and went Northwest along the rocky beach and up to the Dalco Passage Viewpoint.
Along the way, we [...]

Aerial Black and White

I’m out doing some work today for a new book project with Rocky Nook. I took this image of the New Oregon fishing boat by hoisting my Nikon D90 digital camera into the air with a home-made DIY aerial photography monopod. I made the monopod out of a paint roller extension handle from the Home [...]

Dallas has great food

One of the greatest things about running photo workshops in Dallas, Texas is all of the food! Dallas has one of the highest restaurant per capita rates in the USA. BBQ, steak houses, Mongolian grills, delis, pasta, seafood, Tex-Mex, burgers, wings … you name it. I had a great time finding new restaurants. I think [...]

Pics from the Gig Harbor Maritime Gig Parade

Last weekend was Gig Harbor’s Maritime Gig Parade and I just had to get out there and snap a bunch of pics of the event. My family and I had a great time participating since my son walked in the parade with his classmates. They were able to travel the parade route with the local Gig [...]