The Benefits, and Challenges, of Culling

In one of my past life adventures, I was a part time, small scale sheep farmer. Well to be perfectly honest, I was a Border Collie Sheepdog Trainer, who owned sheep. But even with a “small” flock of, maybe, a 100 sheep you start to get keenly acquainted with the idea and importance of culling. There’s… Continue Reading →

My Favorite Images from 2018

2108 was a big year of change for my photography. I set out to spend more time on the creative side of photography and less time on the “community” side of photography. To that end I walk away from social media (Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, 500px etc). In addition I refocused my website towards my Architectural,… Continue Reading →

Choosing a camera sensor, or film, size

Wikipedia Let’s cut right to the chase. I’m not gonna boldly state what size camera or sensor or film size is the best. Photography is all about preferences and compromises and this choice is no different. What I will do is discuss the variety of formats that I’ve used and share some of my experiences,… Continue Reading →

My Favorite Images from 2017

2017 was a very interesting and enjoyable year. My goal was to scout and shoot more often, but take less pictures per location and cull harder. And the year has gone by really, really fast. So before I started collecting images for this post, my feeling was that it might be a “down” year for… Continue Reading →

It’s San Juan County Fair Time

Which means it’s time to head over to San Juan Island for pie. Oh, wait, there’s more to our local fair than pie and the fair continues my busy year of printing. I entered 4 images into this year’s fair. So if you’re in the neighborhood I’d love it if you happened by for a… Continue Reading →

Freezing the Action vs Long Exposure

I often use Neutral Density Filters, effectively sunglasses for your camera lens, to lengthen my exposure times and create motion in my images. Occasionally I’m ask how and why I use this technique. So I thought I’d throw up a blog post from my recent visit to Palouse Falls showing a scene shot at progressively… Continue Reading →

My Favorite 16 Images of 2016

Sometimes it seems that I plan and go out shooting time and time again only to return home empty. So it can be a bit renewing to go through my year worth of published images to choose my handful of favorites. And this year is turning out to be the hardest I’ve yet had. I’ve… Continue Reading →

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