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Mood Lighting with White Balance

White balance is an import way to control the mood of your photographs. Slight shifts in color can result in big changes to your photos. I have grown to trust the auto white balance setting in my cameras for most situations. Modern cameras do a fantastic job of...

Change of Scenery

It's no secret that most of my photography is travel related. Whether it's Route 66 or Costa Rica, my favorite photos usually happen when I'm on the road. Of course I like to make pictures of my beautiful children wherever they are, but aside from that, inspiration...

Viva 2017!

I'm going to start 2017 with a personal note. I realized that I didn't write ONE post last year, and that is rediculous! This will probably be more of a mission statement than anything, so if you're...

Have some class!

I have just posted the first three of four photography and Lightroom classes I will be teaching in the Metro Atlanta area this fall. I have been wanting to teach a basic photography class for a while now, and I'm happy to offer "Exposure and Camera Basics" on...

Camera size and Ergonomics

There is a lot of talk about camera size these days. Photographers have myriad choices for mirrorless cameras, "enthusiast" compact cameras and even tiny DSLR's. I don't think there is anything wrong with cameras getting smaller, to a point. I think it's great that...

The Perfect Infrared Camera

I've had four digital cameras converted to infrared over the last eight or ten years. This process replaces the filter in front of the image sensor so that the camera is sensitive to visible infrared light instead of plain old visible light. The resulting photos are...

Saving Hearts in Costa Rica

It’s not everyday that I get to affect someone’s life for the better, but Rick Gerrity and I had an opportunity recently to do just that. My friends at the Leaves & Lizards Retreat in Costa Rica introduced me to Maria Fejervary a few months ago, and everything...

Making good wildlife photos in bad light

I was disappointed to see cloudy skies during my first visit to San Diego, California. I was there for the NANPA Nature Summit, but I had carved out some time to do some digiscoping with my buddy Clay Taylor from Swarovski Optik. We set out early on Saturday morning...

Custom SLR C-Loop Mini Review

I am not the type to jump on every new photo product that comes along- especially when it comes to simple things like camera straps. How many different “unique” sling straps can there really be? As it turns out… The guys at Custom SLR recently asked me to try their...

Route 66 Photo Adventure recap

My colleague Rick Gerrity and I officially started our workshop partnership this past October. It seems like a long time ago, but my travel schedule is just settling down and allowing me to get caught up on my blog posts. Rick and I have similar teaching styles and we...