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Long Exposure – Getting the Shot

Arriving in Bandon, Oregon a couple of years ago, I was preparing for a workshop that was to begin in a couple of days. As I checked into the hotel, I was contemplating how to spend what remained of a blustery and misty afternoon. Just didn’t seem I would be doing much photography. Realizing the […]

It’s Not Always About the Golden Hour

  How often do we hear the mantra “It’s all about the Golden Hour” or another explaining how the “Blue Hour” is where the most beauty hides.  Others may insist that landscape photographers should best use the middle hours for scouting and taking combat naps to ready for the next golden hour.  While all these statement have some validity, […]

Through the Woods – A Sleeklens Review

The Objective:  Recently the folks at Sleeklens contacted me with a request to do a review of one of their products.  The Sleeklens founders were apparently dissatisfied with the products that offered what they called quick-fix or “all-in-one” approaches to using Lightroom and Photoshop products.  As a goal they set out to create real and […]

Adding Depth and Context to Your Images

The Challenge One challenge we as photographers have in creating images that really engage the viewer is often related to our ability to convey a sense of depth in a medium that is only two-dimensional. That is not to say that a two-dimensional photograph cannot be effective. But often such images are intimate landscapes, or […]