Four New Nikon D800 Features I Like

Here’s a quick video showing off four new Nikon D800 features that I like. Enjoy!

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North Cascades Art of Travel Workshop, Days 1 and 2

A group of photographers and I are up in Washington State’s North Cascades for the Art of Travel Photography workshop. Based out of the tiny town of Mazama, we are exploring the beauty of the surrounding mountains and stunning landscapes. Here are a few pics from day 1 and day 2 of the workshop. Two [...]

Art of Travel Photography Workshop - North Cascades

Everybody wants to create beautiful images while traveling. We journey to stunning locations because of the beauty and we want to show everyone the gorgeous surroundings after we return.
Every year I run a photography workshop called “The Art of Travel Photography” with the express purpose of working through the process of creating artistic and beautiful [...]

Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 Announced

Nik Silver Efex Pro is one of my favorite programs for creating black and white images. The great news is that Nik has just publically announced Silver Efex Pro 2.  I’ve been using the beta version to create some black and white conversions and can’t wait for the final version. Here are a couple samples.
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Nikonians Academy Europe

I just returned from Germany, where I have been working with a new team to set up Nikonians Academy Europe.
It is exciting to be expanding the Nikonians Academy to our friends in Western Europe. Nikonians Academy Europe will be run by Hayo Baan from the Netherlands and our first workshops will kickoff in the UK [...]

Unconscious Competence

Last week, I was down in Texas running photography workshops and I was talking about the importance of practicing your photography skills. I strongly encouraged folks in the class to get out and take photographs every day until their camera becomes a natural extension of their mind.
All too often, photographers go weeks and months between [...]

Participants taking photos last week

Here are a bunch of photographs from this weekend’s workshop participants. Having fun taking photos of flowers, sunrise, everything!

Awesome Workshop in Hood River

I just returned from a great Art of Travel Photography workshop in Hood River, Oregon. We had lots of happy people and everyone came away with some truly amazing photographs. 
We spent four days exploring the Columbia River Gorge and photographed locations from Vista House to the Tom McCall Nature Reserve to Mt. Hood. Folks came [...]