Tag: Pacific Northwest Art School

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…

Making Artistic Choices. . .

Photography is the art of taking light waves, controlling their intensity, and creating a visual image. Though this process, there are several decisions or choices make regarding exposure, composition, and subject. During my workshop at Sitka, we spent one day hiking through the forest….

Photographing Nesting Bird Colonies

I returned from teaching a fantastic workshop at Sitka on the Oregon coast last Thursday. We had the opportunity to photograph thousands of nesting birds. The low tide offered us an opportunity to walk closer to the bird colonies, and gave an opportunity to…

Learning Your Digital Camera can be Fun!

In the film world, photography was relatively simple for the photographer. We selected our film, shot our photos, developed the film (either ourselves or at a lab), edited the photos, and finished with a final product. We had a choice in film speed, and…

How do you do “That”. . .

I’ve been a photographer for years, and started with film.  I wanted to be like Art Wolfe.  I had seen his photos in National Geographic, and wanted to work for them.  I decided to become one of the best photographers in the world, and…

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