While it can be enticing if not blinding over time to chase golden hour light I’ve come to savor the moments I can explore a foggy landscape. While photographers will often use depth of field and lighting (ex. rim lighting, naturally occurring spot lighting, back lighting, etc.) to place an added emphasis of focus on a subject fog provides a naturally occurring means of doing the same thing. Fog both obscures a
I’ve been tinkering with aerial photography and videography since NAB in April. Unfortunately where I live the wind can make the experience risky. Still this past weekend I decided to brave the America’s cup crowds at Crissy Field and get an alternate view of the Mark di Suvero sculpture exhibit. I look forward to getting a little more air time the next time the winds die down.
The Bisti Badlands of New Mexico is one of the most intimidating yet beautiful landscapes I’ve visited. This open arid expanse quickly puts you in your place or rather makes you realize how out of place you are walking around. Extreme weather can dominate the area (heat, sand storms and extreme winds), but it is this harsh combination that has made many of the geological features there including t
The past week has been an interesting roller coaster ride with photographers and other creatives sounding the alarm about Facebook’s pending Data Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities changes. On one hand good for photographers for taking note and on the other hand too bad photographers don’t realize their pact with the “devil” is already signed regardless of this particular revi
One of my favorite techniques to tame the chaotic beauty of the ocean into a smooth surreal scene is to take long exposures. Earlier in the year I decided to buy and test the Singh-Ray 10 Stop Mor-Slo filter. One of the big features I liked about this filter over the Lee Big Stopper filter is that it was actually available and Singh-Ray makes an amazingly high quality product that produces minimal color cast. I was
Curious how to leverage social media to gain exposure of your photographic work while saving a little time? In the latest issue of Digital Photo Pro magazine I cover this and more in my latest article, “Move Forward with Social Media”. As a bonus I include a web site comparison to help you weight the pros and cons of taking part in each site. Check out the article: Move Forward With Social Media –
Last Spring I decided to hike up Yosemite Falls Trail to spend the better part of an evening photographing Upper Yosemite Falls to capture a moonbow, star trails and a time-lapse. As you might imagine I was the only person nutty enough to try this and the only living creature I saw for much of the evening was a couple of raccoons. Hiking up to this spot with 2 sets of cameras and tripods seemed like it made good sen
One of my many idiosyncrasies that has worked out well for me photographically is my inclination to always look behind me on my hikes. Invariably when you think that you’ve waited long enough to capture all the best light Mother Nature has to offer and you let your guard down, she throws you a curve revealing something even more amazing. Unless I have the luxury of waiting until dark as I hike back, I frequen