I consider myself lucky to have been include in a select group of folks randomly selected at the Adobe Photoshop 20th Anniversary celebration to receive a copy of Photoshop 1.0.7 for the iPhone. Thanks to Adobe’s Russell Brown for the creation of this retro application for the iPhone (or at least announcing the news of it… seeing as it was actually made by development firm named Corona). So what’s
The South Dakota Badlands have a menacing beauty. Colorful, rich in texture and expansive, the Badlands under the right conditions can provide a landscape photographer endless opportunities. Having visited the Badlands National Park in the spring I was happy to find intense green grass dotted throughout the landscape. Recent rains and overcast light enhanced the intensity of the green grass providing a nice offset to
Looking back for an older photo in my library I rediscovered this gem of my two dogs. Zoe, the German Shepherd… an adolescent at the time, and Moe, the Jack Russell Terrier playing ball. Well from the look of this photo it looks as though Moe is about to be lunch for Zoe. Rest assured they were playing and this brief moment looks fierce, but they’re best buds and no one was hurt. I look at this photo and
Yesterday the professional free skier C.R. Johnson died in an accident on the slopes of Squaw Valley, California. My heart goes out to his family and friends. I first crossed paths with C.R. while shooting the 2005 Icer Air event in San Francisco. In 2005 Icer Air caught the attention of millions of people who were witness (in person or on TV) to the odd juxtaposition of extreme skiing and snowboarding against the ba
Before I got too enveloped by some domestic distractions over the past week or two (moving my home office, caring for a sick dog and tending to my pregnant wife) I read a great post by Jay Goodrich titled “Where Does Your Inspiration Come From?” I’ve had this blog post open for a couple weeks and I’ve reread it and rewatched the video numerous times. Clearly if I kept this blog post open on my
Fitting a huge eye-catching scene into a 35mm frame can often be a daunting task. I routinely see photographers attempting to do this and missing the mark. Experiencing a grand scene and capturing it effectively for others to experience often eludes photographers. One trick of the trade is to leverage a component of your scene for scale. In many instances the object included for scale is the element of focus and othe
In February 1990 Adobe released Photoshop 1.0. 20 years later the landscape of photography has forever been changed. “Changed” is too light of a term… Photoshop revolutionized how people manipulate pixels resulting in an edited image file. The cultural impact over the past several years has been quite pronounced as “photoshopped” or “‘shopped” is commonly used in every
I could generate a laundry list of thoughts as to why the Mavericks surf contest is one of the more amazing events to cover, but in the end it comes down to the sheer spectacle of man vs. nature. Having photographed every Mavericks Surf Contest since 2005 I’ve covered most every angle except from a jetski and the water itself. This year I was very fortunate stay dry on the media boat to get some killer photos.