NYC From Above The Train Cars

New York City

The High Line is a special place to many New Yorkers.  It’s now also a tourist trap for outsiders. I’ve done many photowalks on The High Line, so it gets quite old, fast. However, this past October I was on a photowalk following a day at PhotoPlus Expo, and it was my first time on Continue reading…

NYC, Birds, Kids & Rick Sammon

Feeding Time

A couple of months ago I was in New York City for an Arcanum photowalk. It was a great time and I got to meet another one of my apprentices, apprentices from other cohorts and other masters. We walked through a part of Central Park and eventually made our way to the spot you see Continue reading…

WE35 Field Report: Layla’s First Month

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This article has two pieces of news to share with the community.  The first is that I have been taking part of a fun project with a group of friends, called WE35.  It’s a sort of photography research project where we are gathering thoughts and photos all made at the same focal point, 35mm.  My Continue reading…

One Rocking WordPress Photography Plugin

WordPress Photography Plugin

Before reading, please note that I work for the company who makes this WordPress photography plugin. There are many methods of displaying, selling and proofing photographs outside of WordPress. For example, many photographers use services like SmugMug and Zenfolio to handle the displaying and selling tasks. A fantastic proofing solution is ShootProof, which many wedding Continue reading…

Perfect Panoramic Stitching With No Parallax Using A Nodal Slide

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Panoramic stitching can produce artifacts and ghosting by default without any adjustments to the panning point of the tripod. If fact, the way to achieve perfect panoramic stitching is to make sure that the lens is centered over the panning point of the tripod. The point of the lens that removes the parallax effect is Continue reading…

Bass Harbor Lighthouse

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If you haven’t been to Acadia National Park then you likely never thought about Bass Harbor Lighthouse before.  But if you ever plan on going on to Acadia then prepare for an interesting experience. The lighthouse parking lot is extremely tiny for the amount of tourists they have visiting non-stop every day. Our group (in Continue reading…

Thunder Hole

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Today I wanted to share a second photograph from Thunder Hole. The first was a cool toned long exposure, which is happily hung on a client’s wall. But this photograph is perfect for narrow walls, or hallways. It’s also a warmer tone which works with colorful rooms. It is hard to pick out my favorite Continue reading…

Acadia Zen

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This zen-like rock formation sits at Otter Cliff, among many others.  After I was done photographing the beautiful seascape I decided to spend some time walking the slippery rocks to photograph the formations. I did not touch any of them, although I’m assuming no one would have really cared. As it turns out, Acadia National Continue reading…

How Photographers Can Slow Down

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In 2014 I started mentoring other photographers in The Arcanum.  Part of the process is critiquing many photographs, and the critiques are done via Google Hangouts, recorded and made available for all Arcanum members to view. During one of the critiques an apprentice asked me about how she could slow down more.  I broke into Continue reading…

Otter Cliff

Otter Cliff

One of the stops on the Acadia National Park trip was to Otter Cliffs. Len and Bob, who have been there before, warned us that the rocks get very slippery.  So I decided to wear my heavy-duty boots.  In addition to intense treads, they’re also waterproof (up to a point). I’m glad I went with Continue reading…