Open to Suggestion

Open to Suggestion

There’s this guy in my monthly photo workshop that is intrigued with reflections in an urban environment.  Most of his images come from what appears on the glass surfaces of buildings in the city – and he gets some amazing stuff. I prefer shooting reflections on water because.. why not?  Water is where I ground, …

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 …

Essential Skill: Swimming.

Essential Skill: Swimming.

As an older parent, raising a young child, I want my daughter to choose the extra-curricular activities that help her express the woman that she is becoming, and I do not want to spend valuable emotional currency attempting to force her into courses and activities that do not sync with her sense of self. That …

You Don’t Need the Latest Camera to Create Great Images: Thresholded B&W

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You Don’t Need the Latest Camera to Create Great Images: Thresholded B&W

My fascination with Black and White images continues.  Here is a photo I took this summer with a 12 year old, 5 megapixel underwater camera that still works.  I took this little camera along on some of my best dive trips ever and it brought back a wonderful sense of deja vu. I also used …

Winter Photography Bites

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Winter Photography Bites

I find it very difficult to think up subject matter when I’m not getting enough sunshine.  It’s a winter funk thing.  Still, I can always find something compelling to shoot if I head out to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. The key here is turn off the flash.  Flash = Bad when shooting …