Go Black and White

Lesson number four is pretty straight forward, go black and white. Again it’s easy to be seduced by all that color but remember that all of that color when converted is just going to be bright white or grey against a dark background. It’s really simple to get a strong black and white out of […]

September 25th, 2014 | Comments Off

The Smallest Detail, the Leaf

Okay here’s lesson number three and it’s an important one. It’s easy to get distracted by the macro opportunities that come with Fall color, but if you are going to photograph a single leaf make sure it’s done RIGHT! We have all seen images of just one leaf positioned in a certain way during the […]

September 24th, 2014 | Comments Off

Working those inner patterns

The first lesson is really the most important as you will see in this next one that it still plays a role. The second lesson when working with Fall color is to not be distracted by the overall scenario, remember to work the smaller details. What do I mean by smaller details? Well lets start […]

September 23rd, 2014 | Comments Off

My Fall Color Blog Shop!

Well Summer has come and gone already as most of us have already experienced. Every year it goes by faster but that’s alright because now we are going into one of my favorite shooting periods, Fall! I love shooting in the Fall. Everything from the color of the trees and grasses, to the temperature, the […]

September 22nd, 2014 | Comments Off

Not expecting the Light

I usually like to go out when we have a storm going through because there is a chance we’ll have some great light. Well I didn’t think that that would happen the other night as it got pretty grey and boring out real quick. Then 20 minutes before the sun went down, an opening occurred […]

September 18th, 2014 | Comments Off

Why is that Boat there?

I see many odd things on my travels. Sometimes there is an explanation and other times I’m left scratching my head. Well this was one of those times I was scratching my head. I was out shooting on a familiar route and for some reason I noticed this boat at the end of a field […]

September 17th, 2014 | Comments Off

Work that Foreground

One of my all time favorite lenses for shooting landscapes is the 70-200 VRII. I know that might seem odd but the truth is that range gives enough flexibility to go wide and capture a lot or to go tight and capture those little snippets of the overall picture. I often find that those little […]

September 16th, 2014 | Comments Off

The First Snow of Fall

Every year around the first or second week of September we have our first snow fall of the year. The temps drop and we start getting that feeling that Fall is here and Winter is on the way. Last year at this time I was driving down to the Reno Air Races the same day […]

September 15th, 2014 | Comments Off

The Paradise Room

I was going to talk about this at Photoshop World during one of my presentations at the Adobe Booth but as I discovered while I was there, I had selected a lot more images then I was able to talk about during my presentation and was unable to talk about them all. So why not […]

September 11th, 2014 | Comments Off

Arches National Park

This past week at Photoshop World I showed a number of different examples during my presentations. Some of the ones that I focused on were from the southwest, places like Arches, Canyonland, Fischer Towers and Moab. Well there are still a few that I want to work on so I keep putzing with them and […]

September 9th, 2014 | Comments Off