Category: Workshops

Finding the Spirit of Place

This workshop is the culmination of creativity combined with photography. It is the art of exploring the environment or subject to express its true nature from the perspective of the photographer. It is offered through the amazing art school Ghost Ranch in New Mexico.… Continue Reading “Finding the Spirit of Place”

Photography In Motion

My latest class is Photography In Motion. Here is a sample of the type of photographs we will learn to take.

Black & White Photography Tips

Black and white photography relies on the tonal quality of the colors in the scene. The way the photographer “sees” the image changes. Without the reliance on color, the photograph relies on whites, blacks, and gray tones. The human eye sees about 16 million… Continue Reading “Black & White Photography Tips”

Othello Sandhill Crane Festival

This is one of the best birding festivals! It is located in the heart of eastern Washington, the programming is amazing, and it is during the height of the Sandhill Crane migration through the area. Celebrate Birds Through Photography March 24th, 2018 at 9… Continue Reading “Othello Sandhill Crane Festival”

Sunsets and Vibrant Color

Sunsets and color seem to go together. It’s hard to show the character of a sunset in black & white. The sun isn’t always yellow. The Earth’s atmosphere affects the color of the sun, and the colors reflected in the sky. The photo above… Continue Reading “Sunsets and Vibrant Color”

The Oregon Coast in Black & White

This workshop is happening the first weekend in July (1st & 2nd) on the Oregon coast. There is some classroom time, then it’s off to photograph the amazing coastline and wildlife. Workshop description – Capture the dramatic and rugged Oregon coastline in classic and… Continue Reading “The Oregon Coast in Black & White”

Remember the Sky

The sky is an important composition element. When included in the photograph, it can be a solid blue or grey, have texture from clouds, or have importance (depending on how much is included). Each of these composition choices affects the “feeling” of the photograph.… Continue Reading “Remember the Sky”

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!”

Port Susan Snow Goose Festival

Just a quick note. . . The Port Susan Snow Goose Festival has been canceled for this year. My workshop is also canceled. If you are interested in an in-the-field workshop on that weekend, please leave a comment. I am putting together a small… Continue Reading “Port Susan Snow Goose Festival”

Architecture & Gardens. . .

Architecture lends itself to both color and black & white photographic images. Often times, it becomes a composition of lines, shapes, and color / tone. The photograph above shows a modern building with the reflection of historic architecture. The old and the new sit… Continue Reading “Architecture & Gardens. . .”

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