10 Inexpensive Gifts for Photographers

I posted my cheap photographer’s gift list last year and it was a big hit. I thought I’d repeat the exercise this year with a whole new group of inexpensive photography related items that would make nice stocking stuffers for the photographer in your life. Disclaimer: I’m not promoting any particular brand or business with…

The Eyes Have It

Talk to any experienced portrait photographer and they’ll explain the importance of the eyes in any close-up photograph. The best portraits display the subjects eyes clearly and distinctly. It is the eyes that attract the viewers gaze. An important aspect of those captivating eyes is the use of “catch light.” Catch light is a specular…

Know Your Environment

  More deer action from RMA during yesterday’s snow storm. As a former wedding photographer, I learned about the problems of photographing lots of white in a scene. The camera meters the white (wedding dress, or in this case snow) as being neutral and will tend to underexpose the image. In severe cases, upwards of…

Saving The World From Bad Photographs

In this opinion article I explore the over-abundance of online photo critiques. Are they really helping the photographer or is it just “know it all” talk from people who like to shame others over their experience or lack thereof? When to critique and when not to critique. Article now available in my Photo Articles  …

Pending Approval

I’m back to my normal office routine for a few days. This time of year, I typically wait for shifting weather patterns before planning a photography outing. I like to get out before or after a snow storm as the clouds and general environment tend to add to the esthetics of wildlife photography. While I…

Deer in Colorado

A short while back I began posting small collections of wildlife photos of the different species of animals found in Colorado. Photography trips and personal life caused me to pause briefly but today I’m picking up where I left off. I’m thinking perhaps once a month as the Winter settles in, I’ll resume the practice….

Photographing the Buffalo

I have a love/hate relationship with RMA National Wildlife Refuge. I love the wildlife photography available there; however, I hate the fact that it’s a miserable drive to get there for me. Being on the exact opposite side of the Denver-Metro area from my home and considering the best photographic time to be there being…

Grand Finale

Another season of Autumn Photography comes to a close here so I thought I’d put together a gallery of some of my personal favorite Autumn Landscape Photographs from my journeys through Colorado over the past 10 years. It’s difficult to choose which images to include as I have close to 500 commercial photographs, but this…

Originality in Photography

In this article, I explore the concept of the “blue jelly bean” of landscape photography. Understanding the importance of originality in your art. Article now available in my Photo Articles