Category: Location

Creating a Photographic Story

A photograph is the reflection of the photographer at the time the image is created. It reflects our mood, vision, and emotional state. The way the light is captured in the image, then post processed reveals the story hidden in the photograph. It is… Continue Reading “Creating a Photographic Story”

Sandhill Cranes and More in Othello

I spoke this past Saturday at the Othello Sandhill Crane Festival in Othello, WA. It was an amazing experience! The room was filled at 9 am for my presentation┬áCelebrate Birds Through Photography. This festival is incredible in both its size and number of speakers/tours.… Continue Reading “Sandhill Cranes and More in Othello”

Spring is Coming!

Spring is coming! It is an amazing time along the Oregon coast, with thousands of seabirds coming to land to raise their young. I’m looking forward to visiting my favorite nesting colonies, and exploring new locations. If you wish to join me, just leave… Continue Reading “Spring is Coming!”

Photo Walks Are A Hands-on Way To Learn Photography

Sunsets and Photo Walks seem to go together. It is a great way to learn exposure, while photographing a sunset. Exposure affects the colors in the sunset, whether or not a foreground object becomes a silhouette, or simply how to prevent the flash from… Continue Reading “Photo Walks Are A Hands-on Way To Learn Photography”

The Call of Iceland

As a photographer, specific places call to my spirit to visit. Iceland calls. It calls to the very core of my being. It’s all about the birds. I’ve been watching the birds here on the Pacific Ocean shores, and it’s interesting to see their… Continue Reading “The Call of Iceland”

Light & Composition In The City

I seldom get the opportunity to stay in the city, and photograph all the different types of light. Composing in the city is similar to Landscape photography, but the lines are more linear and defined. I find that it give me a different perspective… Continue Reading “Light & Composition In The City”

Best Places For A Fall Getaway Near Seattle

This is my latest article on Fall Getaways. These are all great areas for fall color, and many opportunities for photographs. “There are many places within a two-hour drive of Seattle that show intense color in the falls. The best viewing time for color… Continue Reading “Best Places For A Fall Getaway Near Seattle”

Sitka Workshop Went Great

“Excellent instructor – willing to help and make accommodations for all. . .” Student comment. . . The Spirit of Place workshop I taught at the Sitka Center for Arts & Ecology went great! The students were a fantastic group of diverse individuals with… Continue Reading “Sitka Workshop Went Great”

Selecting the Shot. . .

Spring has sprung in parts of the world, and the flowers are coming forth. Often times, locations are crowded with people when the light is best for shooting. In the Puget Sound area, spring means cherry blossoms on the University of Washington campus, the… Continue Reading “Selecting the Shot. . .”

Skagit Eagle Festival is in January

It’s that time of the year again, and the bald eagles are back. The count last week was around 150 eagles in the Skagit Valley, feeding on the salmon run. This article give details about the events, and links to information. I will be… Continue Reading “Skagit Eagle Festival is in January”

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