Category: Workshops

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

Story Telling in Black & White

The photo above is one of my favorite story-telling black & white images. This was taken at the zoo, and I loved the wise look on the gorilla. The bonus was the child looking through the glass. A successful story-telling image gives the viewer…

Black & White

Black and white photography uses tonality, contrast, and composition to engage the viewer. It is the origins of photography, and the favorite of famous photographers such as Ansel Adams. This type of photography takes a different “eye” than its color counter part. The tonality…

Spirit of Place

I cannot teach this workshop often enough! This is the core of a successful photography. The idea is to “capture” the subject’s essence in the 2 dimensional image of a photograph. . .to “tell” a story about the subject. With people, it is often…

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