I've had a lot of questions from Photographers (and photographer's family members) about what would make a good holiday stocking stuffer. Here's a fun list of books, gear and training materials that will make any photographer on your list happy this holiday season.Read More
I'm now booking spots in three fun and exciting 2017 Workshops. These are small, highly interactive workshops and space is limited.
Oregon Coast May 19th-21st (CanNon Beach, Oregon)
There's nothing like a photo adventure on Oregon's wild and scenic coast. This location has something for every photographic style and taste. In this small workshop we'll spend time in the classroom and field honing your photographic skills and creative vision through training, shooting, editing and critiques. $300 secures your place.
Oregon Total Eclipse Workshop, August 18-20
This is a unique rare opportunity to join me for a rare photographic adventure. As a small group we will scout, train and prepare to capture the total eclipse in some of Oregon's most spectacular locations on August 21st. Any and all are welcome to join me for the big event on the 21st. $300 secures your place.
Learning Lightroom CC Workshop: August 12th (Portland, OR)
We'll talk about safely storing and backing up your data as well as a top to bottom run through using Adobe's Lightroom CC to store and edit your images as well as how to print, geotag and create slideshows within it. My goal is for everyone to end the day feeling confident to use all of Lightroom's power to organize, edit, print and share images. All this for just $95.
I've had a lot of questions from Photographers (and photographer's family members) about what would make a good last minute holiday stocking stuffer. Here are some ideas for things that won't break the bank, but will put a smile on your photographer's face. If you can't get it from Amazon in time, check your local camera shop...Read More
Updated November 1, 2016:
I am often asked what camera gear I carry on my adventures. The answer really depends on where I'm going and what I'm looking to accomplish. If I'm shooting candid travel scenes in a crowded urban area, I'm going to take a different setup than I'd pack for an expedition or a commercial location shoot. Here is a description of what I currently use and why. I'll keep this post updated and...Read More
Join me and some northwest friends for a spring backcountry-ski and split-board trip up 5,800 feet to the crater rim of Mount Saint Helens. In this five minute video I cover the camera gear I carry for this kind of fast-and-light photo/video adventure and how I carry it to both protect my gear and maximize accessibility. I also briefly discuss my approach to photographing fast moving action such as snow-sports.
I keep getting the question, "what about the baby?" I had to discourage Stacey from carrying Pike part way up on snowshoes because of the weather, but we did take him kiteboarding on the coast last week. ;-)
Gear: Below is a list of links to the photo/video equipment I carried on this trip.Read More
I am often asked what camera gear I carry on my adventures. The answer really depends on where I'm going and what I'm looking to accomplish. If I'm shooting candid travel scenes in a crowded urban area, I'm going to take a different setup than I'd pack for an expedition or a commercial location shoot. Here is a description of what I regularly carry for travel photography and why.Read More
What filters should I be using? It's one of the most frequent questions I hear from new photographers and students. For today's modern digital photographer I've got great news. You don't need nearly as many as we did in the age of film.
When I shot film I carried an array of filters: polarizers, UV protective, neutral density, graduated neutral density, warming and cooling. Now with the amazing dynamic-range and color flexibility of RAW digital files I only carry the first three. Let's look at each type of filter I currently carry: polarizers, UV filters, and neutral density.
The first filter I ever purchased was a circular polarizer and I haven't been without one since. They allow me to...Read More