Stupid bird kept moving his head! There were a lot of variables to keep track of. There was heavy wind and the woman’s hair was blowing all over the place. Also, the pelican was moving its head all over the place and when a pelican is looking sideways, you have a shot. When a pelican is looking away or directly at you its narrow head disappears into its neck and you lose your shot.
All in all 2016 was one hell of a year. As I do at the top of each year, I’m currently ruminating on what I’ve learned, where I’ve grown, and where my growth has maybe been stopped or slowed. I’m not a big fan of listicles, but I’ve got one here for you anyway. What started out as a list of 3 or 4 items that I have learned over the year quickly Tribbled into a list of 11 items. Let’s dig in.
I’m heading to Europe on May 19th for a 3-week long photowalk through some of my favorite cities. I’ll be moving through Barcelona, Cadaqués, and Figueres in Spain and will …
3 Different Stories in Under 5 SecondsView Post
Carry a camera with you, and make the best images you can with the tools you have. You won’t get a second chance to make that once in a million image.
There are those who will argue that any image that wasn’t completed entirely in camera isn’t “real.” I say phooey to that. I shoot RAW and because of this (and other very good reasons) I apply a fair bit of post-processing to each image I share….
Shooting Large Format PanoramasView Post
2-Day Photo Essay of a Town leads to a very different workflowView Post
I look at a lot of photos. Like, seriously a lot. Sure, I’m on Instagram and Flickr, Facebook and 500px, and I’m known to spend a good half hour every …
Photography is kind of a big thing for me. Without photography in my life I would almost certainly lose my shit, succumb to a stress-related heart attack, or worse.
2014 Was a very strange year for me, both personally and for my photography. I learned some things along the way, and I’ve put aside ten of those things here to share with you. I’d love to know if any of these things resonate with you at all. Keep in mind, these are not 10 universal rules of photography. Not by any means. They are 10 rules for me. Ten things that I’ve learned through the course of pounding my head against the wall over and over again while chasing my own muse. What’s interesting to me is that none of these 10 rules is technical in any way. They’re all process stuff, the feely stuff. The artist stuff.
I’m more inspired than I’ve ever been before, I’m having more fun and truly I feel that I’m now doing my best work. I may just be in love.
While packing for a recent trip to NYC, I decided to leave my Full-Frame Canon 6D at home and bring instead only my Fujifilm X-E2 and a single “kit” lens, the excellent Fujinon 18-55mm f/2.8-4 medium zoom lens. I’ve been very apprehensive about investing in this system because until this trip I simply was not convinced that I could produce the same level of image quality from a smaller, “toyish” camera system.