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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...

On the Air!

If you're familiar with any photography-related podcasts, you're probably a regular listener to This Week in Photo with Frederick Van Johnson and company. This weekly podcast features Frederick and his guest hosts discussing the latest news about photography, photo...

Costa Rica ReCap

I've been leading photo workshops in Costa Rica for almost six years now, and I can definitely say that the last trip was the best one yet. This was the fifth year for my Costa Rica Photo Adventure workshop in September. People freak out about the weather because it...

New gear for Costa Rica

It’s funny… even though I’ve been to Costa Rica a dozen times and led five photo workshops down there I STILL find myself doing some last minute shopping before I go. My overall packing strategy hasn’t changed much over the years, but I am constantly tweaking the gear...

Shooting the Big Apple!

If you keep up with my photos or workshops at all, I’m sure you have heard about my Route 66 Photo Adventure Workshop by now. That trip is all but full (ONE spot left) but there are other opportunities for you to join me and Rick Gerrity in the field right around the...

Frame Grab from 4K Video

I have to admit I was a bit dubious when I heard about pulling still frames from 4K video. 4K video is roughly four times the resolution of Full HD. Each frame is 8 megapixels! You can grab still frames from this high-res video and make surprisingly large prints. My...

Field Testing the LUMIX FZ1000

I don't get excited about every new camera that comes out, especially when it comes to fixed-lens cameras. The LUMIX FZ1000 was definitely an exception. The stand out feature of the FZ1000 is that it captures 4k video. The idea of a camera with a 20mp 1" sensor with a...