Olympus 100-400mm f5-6.3 Sample Images

Olympus 100-400mm f5-6.3 Sample Images

The Olympus 100-400mm f5-6.3 lens is a very capable lens for nature, sports, or any other subjects you may want to photograph at a distance. It may not be a "pro" lens, but it has a lot of features pros will love. It is a splash resistant lens that focuses very close,...

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The Bird Studio

The Bird Studio

I will be the first to admit that I don’t shoot much at home. I tend to find most of my inspiration when I travel. Getting out of my comfort zone helps me to focus on my surroundings, and it challenges me to react to what I see in a creative way. But these days that’s...

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Having Fun During Lockdown

Having Fun During Lockdown

These are crazy times! Here in the United States we are sheltering in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. For some of us that means a LOT more quality time with our families. My 6yr old daughter has been working on her song writing and really stepping...

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Balance your White Balance with Photoshop and Lightroom

Balance your White Balance with Photoshop and Lightroom

Architecture has always fascinated me. I have a few clients that I photograph houses for when I’m not on the road teaching. I appreciate the design aspects of good architecture and interior design, and I enjoy the challenge of finding the best angles to showcase the...

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Great Photo Book from Saal Digital

Great Photo Book from Saal Digital

Making photo books for my trips has been on my “to do” list for years. For one reason or another I never seem to get around to it. I went to Peru to lead a photo workshop along the Amazon River this year, and I figured THAT trip deserves a book if nothing else does!...

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Inspiration from new technology

Inspiration from new technology

I think that play is important. It’s important to allow yourself to be creative and just PLAY sometimes to see what happens. There is no penalty for experimenting with a digital camera. You never know what you might create if you just try whatever comes to mind. And that is exactly what I did with the new Olympus E-M1 markIII in Peru when I co-led a photo workshop there for Wildside Nature Tours.

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MagBeam Flash Extender Review

MagBeam Flash Extender Review

The MagBeam from MagMod makes your flash work with your telephoto lens. In my experience, flash tends to be the most mysterious device in most photographers’ bag. Most of my workshop clients have one, but most of them never use it. Maybe they were told that they...

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Olympus FL-700wr flash review and radio wireless set up

Olympus FL-700wr flash review and radio wireless set up

It may not be obvious when you look through my travel and nature images, but I absolutely LOVE flash photography. Whether you’re shooting portraits, weddings, macro, or wildlife with a flash extender… When you understand how to use flash, you can create beautiful...

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Cyber Monday Sale on Photo Workshops

Cyber Monday Sale on Photo Workshops

To kick off your holiday shopping I'm offering a BIG discount for my Costa Rica Photo Workshop, January 12-18, 2020. Now through December 6, 2019 you can book a single private room for the price of a double. That's like getting your airfare for free! If you're...

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Travel Tip: How to Book the Best Airfare

Travel Tip: How to Book the Best Airfare

Booking travel has probably never been easier than it is today. But it has also never been more complicated! From travel agents to websites to apps, there are a million options and opportunities for finding the perfect itinerary within your budget. Often the hardest...

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