I’m back from leading a week-long travel photography workshop to the Caribbean aboard Liberty of the Seas. Many thanks to Dancing Moon Travel for organizing a fantastic itinerary for the tour group!
We departed the port of Galveston, Texas and crossed the Gulf of Mexico for two days. At sea, we explored photo opportunities aboard the massive ship, and I offered classes on creative composition, long exposure, and HDR capture techniques. Continue reading Field Report: Caribbean Photo Cruise→
Death Star over eastern Colorado, USASometimes, you just gotta add the Death Star to your image for a little creative fun! I captured the original image while leading a photo workshop in eastern Colorado, and added the Death Star in Photoshop.
Originally published December 2010. Updated Dec. 9, 2016
‘Tis the season for family portraits. If you’re like me, you’ve got friends and family who say “you’re a photographer, will you shoot portraits for me?” Unfortunately, these people don’t always understand that photographing landscapes and wildlife is completely different from photographing people. I mean, the camera is the same, but that’s about it.
So what should you do when asked to shoot portraits? Here are some tips and gear recommendations that should get you started.
Today we honor the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Fuel oil still slowly leaks from the sunken hulk of the USS Arizona (BB-39), destroyed on that date. I captured this image while on a vacation in 2006 with a Nikon Coolpix. I added some Flypaper Textures to add a more painterly look.
I captured this image a few weeks ago on a visit to Ireland. Because I brought a small tripod (in this case, a Gitzo 1-series), I was able to set up for long exposure shots at twilight. The so-called “blue hour” lasts only a few minutes and peaks about 20-30 minutes after sunset.
Discover the art of the long exposure with my illustrated tutorial, Stretching Time.