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April 28, 2020

A major part of why I live my life as a fine art nature photographer is the value that my art brings to the life of others. A moment of peace or remembrance perhaps. Maybe one of longing of places and things never experienced? It could be the simple act of ownership of...

February 20, 2020

I’ve been told for years that in order to succeed as a photographer I MUST refine what I shoot. Narrow my focus and to specialize in a particular photographic genre. And I’ve listened. For years I’ve gone against my own instincts and listened to people who proclaim the...

January 6, 2020

I'm adding a new product line of Limited Edition, traditionally printed, silver gelatin pieces!

Here's video of one as I'm developing the exposed paper. Watch the image seemingly emerge from within the paper. 

You may be wondering why I've decided to go back to darkroom...

October 29, 2019

In September of 2017 I had an opportunity to photograph Horseshoe Bend, an iconic location that I had wanted to photograph properly since I saw ...

October 14, 2019

What is macro photography?

Macro photography is the act of photographing very small objects in a way that magnifies the subject to appear life sized or greater. The goal is to fill the dimensions of the film or digital sensor with the subject. 

Now that we know...

August 2, 2019

When in the field you're often faced with challenges. Most of these problems can be solved by redirecting the camera lens to another part of the scene or by looking more closely at an already chosen composition.

But what if the challenge isn't in front of the camera? Wh...

August 2, 2019

After speaking to many people at art shows and running my own survey, I've found that people prefer to buy a pre-framed piece over one that's matted. It also occurs to me that a great majority of people who buy prints, take a long time to frame them, if they do at all,...

July 14, 2019

The importance of giclee and knowing what your getting.

July 11, 2019

Creating value and delivering it to my clients.

June 23, 2019

The mid morning sun was glistening off the grass like you'd expect it to reflect off water.

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