From the category archives:


Spring Newsletter- Best effects for shooting sunsets.

April 24, 2011

Spring has sprung!  At least the calendar says so.  If your in an area of the country like mine it still seems a lot like winter, with rain and even snow.  But it’s always a great time to photograph! This quarter, in preparation for getting out of doors,  I thought  I would share a ‘How […]

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Proper White Balance for Snow

March 2, 2011

For this quarter’s newsletter I thought I would share the proper white balance and settings for snowy conditions. I just completed my two Winter In Yosemite workshops and enjoyed the loads of snowfall that we were blessed with.  One of my students asked that I review the white balance adjustments that I covered during the […]

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Let’s Talk Photoshop Actions!

January 30, 2011

There are many ways to edit and adjust image files in Photoshop. However the most time saving and accurate way is to either record or import an action set. That is to say, an action is a prerecorded set of instructions that Photoshop will perform upon command. The instructions below are a step by step […]

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Reflections on Reflections

October 7, 2010

This month after conducting 3 workshops, I thought I would talk a little about the philosophy and techniques of reflections. The first thing that comes to mind is a question.  Why do most of us enjoy and seek out shooting reflections at all.? What is it that entices us with these images both real and […]

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So How Low Can I Go?

July 21, 2010

Or can I shoot in total darkness? With the advent of today’s cmos chips that have very good ISO equivalent characteristics, we can shoot in much lower light than ever before.  However even though your camera might be rated at speeds of up 3200 iso or more that is still far from having an image […]

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Sensor Cleaning 101

April 2, 2010

Can I use compressed air?  If not – then what? No compressed air is not the best. I have been experimenting with several methods and different cleaners. So I thought for this quarter’s newsletter I would share my thoughts and experience. When I first went digital I bought the Nikon D100. Even though the ccd […]

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