Nature Photography with SmartPhones

Nature Photography with SmartPhones

Probably the most alien, yet accessible world available for one to photograph is the Pacific Tide Pool.  Every square inch of one of these little ecosystems brims with beautiful, indescribable treasures. Somewhere around 13 years ago, I started shooting underwater for my second time – This time with digital cameras.  I started with an Olympus …

Salad Days: Storytelling With Fuji XT2 Color Rendition

Salad Days:  Storytelling With Fuji XT2 Color Rendition

Doing a photoshoot in a supermarket was never high on my list, but there I was on vacation, three thousand miles from home, with only a travel camera and a kit lens. Luckily the camera was a Fuji XT2, and lens was Fuji’s XF 18-55mm f/2.8-4, the most capable kit lens I’ve ever used.   …

The Three Tenors

The Three Tenors

‘Even a fish would not get in trouble if it kept its’ mouth shut.’ – My Dad (Who once worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency.) At the docks in Garibaldi, Oregon, after the fishing boats come in, I used a Fuji XT2 – the perfect travel system – to capture these stunning, back lit, dinner-to-be’s. …

Got to Shoot With a Master

Got to Shoot With a Master

Meet Jose ‘Tutes’ Tutiven, an Ecuadorian-American who is getting a ton of great commercial photo work and a lot of acclaim for his abilities. On a whim, I trekked up to Brooklyn to attend the Photoville Photo Festival in Dumbo, right under the Brooklyn Bridge. This is he sixth year running and it was held …

Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance With That Seagull

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Sometimes You Just Gotta Dance With That Seagull

Seaside Beach, Oregon

Gallery: Brooklyn as Rendered by Leica

Gallery: Brooklyn as Rendered by Leica

My Eclipse Photo – Albany, OR – 21 Aug., 2017

My Eclipse Photo – Albany, OR – 21 Aug., 2017

Give the astrophotographers their due.  They deserve creds for all the great shots we’ve seen of the 2017 total eclipse.  They’re pros and advanced amateurs who work hard and produce great results. During the eclipse, I was doing more important work – for me, anyway.  I was being a dad, a husband, a son in …

Exotic Travel Photography at Home (?)

Exotic Travel Photography at Home  (?)

This image, and the associated gallery, detail how one can photograph an ethnic event in a large US city and leave little or now evidence that the photos were taken in the USA. The gallery in the link below was actually shot in Philadelphia, PA. The key is to photograph as close in to your …

Nighttime Street Photography

Nighttime Street Photography

  One of the greatest advantages of digital photography is that now you can photograph the night like no one ever could before.  Night photography – good night photography – simple could not be done up to a few years ago.  Sure, there was faster film and long exposures, but getting a good night shot …

Art Museum Illusion

Art Museum Illusion

It amazes me what hate a head cover can produce. Hijabs, yarmulkes, turbans and bonnets. There’s always some creep out there who will hate you for wearing one.  I realize that this photo, unexplained, might evoke fear and revulsion in the reptilian mind of some unevolved viewer.   But this model isn’t an exotic refuge …