Camera for the Candid Moments

Every photographer should carry around a portable camera that has the quality of their DSLR’s and the compact-ability of a smartphone. Smartphones have proven be a useful tool for us photographers because it gives us a quick way to take a picture of something we like. They also fit into our pockets which makes them […]

June 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on Camera for the Candid Moments

The Salmon Flies

Yes those are bugs. No I’m not going into another field of photography. This just happened to be one of those moments I couldn’t pass up. This past week the Salmon Flies have started to emerge from the water which for fly fisherman is a really big part of Spring fishing. Salmon flies are very […]

June 26th, 2017 | Comments Off on The Salmon Flies

Color Composition

Color composition is an important tool when it comes to photography because it can really dictate how your eye moves through the image. Our eyes are trained to go to light and bright and that’s the same with color as well. Brighter colors we naturally look at first before darker ones. While I was out […]

May 30th, 2017 | Comments Off on Color Composition

Using Flash at Night

Believe it or not I actually do very little flash work at night. Most of the time I use it during the day to remove harsh shadows and bring up the color in my subjects. Those same principles still apply at night but it might seem a little counter intuitive considering that a flash has […]

May 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on Using Flash at Night

Quick Portrait Tip

I’ve had to learn how to be a better photographer when it comes to portraiture and I know I have much more to learn but the one thing I have already picked up is to remind your subject before you lift the camera to do certain little things. A simple reminder to relax, smile, look […]

May 10th, 2017 | Comments Off on Quick Portrait Tip

Weekend Plans?

If there is one thing that determines where I go out shooting more then the light it’s the weather. Weather means clouds or no clouds, high wind or no wind, hard light or diffused light. All of these elements change where the best shooting locations will be for landscape and will change the behavior of […]

April 28th, 2017 | Comments Off on Weekend Plans?

How Do You Stay Inspired

This is one of the hardest things for any photographer to deal with. Staying inspired is a constant challenge because it doesn’t take much to get frustrated or depressed with the business. One bad email or phone call, a piece of work getting rejected, or even a photo shoot gone wrong can all lead to […]

April 10th, 2017 | Comments Off on How Do You Stay Inspired

Winter Has Come and Gone

Another winter has come and gone making way for Spring. The snow will be melting and the short, cold days will be replaced with long warm evenings. What does this mean for photography? Well the frosty mornings will be swapped out for even earlier sunrises, beautiful green landscapes, nesting birds and of course spring fishing. […]

March 13th, 2017 | Comments Off on Winter Has Come and Gone

Passing on the Knowledge

I get asked a lot if I ever get my picture taken and my response is usually, “every now and then.” I have always enjoyed being behind the camera opposed to in front of it but there are times when it is fun to be in front. Some of the best times are when I […]

February 7th, 2017 | Comments Off on Passing on the Knowledge

Depth of Field

When it comes to depth of field there really isn’t any one good answer. Everyone always asks what’s your favorite f stop and your f stop does change your depth of field. Well there really isn’t any one that’s better then another. Each one has it’s own uses you just have to figure out what […]

February 3rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Depth of Field