How to Compose a Moving Subject

This is a question that gets asked a lot and it’s an important one. How you compose tells a lot about the story. Sometimes that means the subject is centered and sometimes it does not. While the rule is having the subject centered yields the strongest image, that only works if all the other elements […]

February 2nd, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Compose a Moving Subject

Actions are your Friend

There are many ways to speedup your workflow when it comes to post processing. One of my favorite ways is to use actions. In Photoshop, actions can be used to combine multiple steps into a single click of the button. These can be anything from applying a group of presets, a filter or different save […]

February 1st, 2017 | Comments Off on Actions are your Friend

Having Trouble with Your 2017 Goals?

Every new year people make big goals that they want to accomplish and usually after a couple of weeks people are having trouble. Well today is the last day of the January which means a whole month of goals being met or broken is already up. If you’ve been making your goals happen then this […]

January 31st, 2017 | Comments Off on Having Trouble with Your 2017 Goals?

Black and White and Snow

If there is any subject matter that more naturally fits with black and white photography it’s snow. Snow is the best catalyst for use in black and white because it makes it real easy to acquire the two most essential elements to any good black and white photo, an absolute black and an absolute white […]

January 27th, 2017 | Comments Off on Black and White and Snow

Big Things in a Small Lens

Scale was always something that I found fascinating when it came to photography. Something so large could always be summed up in such a small image. Often times those subjects are photographed with a small lens, like this B-29 with it’s 141ft wingspan, captured with a 24-70 AF-S. Finding the right combination to show the […]

January 26th, 2017 | Comments Off on Big Things in a Small Lens

Using a Long Lens for Landscapes

When it comes to landscape photography there are a lot of tools you should have in your bag to get “the shot.” One of the tools that is often over looked is using a long lens. Now I’m not talking about 200 or 300mm but 400mm and up. A long lens allows you to do […]

January 25th, 2017 | Comments Off on Using a Long Lens for Landscapes

Small Improvements

There are a lot of superstitions that come with photography. Some seem to hold more sway then others but one of them in the wildlife realm is, when you first photograph a species no matter how bad the photo you keep it. It’s the break the jinx shot. The belief is it makes it more […]

January 24th, 2017 | Comments Off on Small Improvements

Working Rocky Mountain Elk

You know you’re not disturbing the the subject if it falls asleep. This may seem a little counter intuitive but if you’re working with wildlife and your subject falls asleep then that means that it feels safe. Critters are constantly on the alert for predators and a person gives off that same feeling of distrust […]

January 23rd, 2017 | Comments Off on Working Rocky Mountain Elk

One of the Best Winter Creatures

Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep aren’t just one of the best winter creatures to photograph they are also one of my favorite. While they are technically still sheep their behavior is so fascinating that they draw attention. Everything from how they butt heads, climb steep cliffs and drink only once a day makes them interesting. In […]

January 20th, 2017 | Comments Off on One of the Best Winter Creatures

NASA’s High Altitude Explorers

NASA started using U-2’s in 1971 for high altitude data collection of Earth’s resources, oceanic processes, atmospheric chemistry and celestial observations. The aircraft were also used for satellite calibration, satellite data validation and electronic sensor research and development. In 1981 and 1989 NASA purchased the ER-2 to replace the U-2’s. The ER-2’s being an updated […]

January 19th, 2017 | Comments Off on NASA’s High Altitude Explorers