Responsible Droning

I confess that when it comes to drones and aerial photography I’m a bit perplexed and dismayed. On one hand I have a lifelong love of airplanes and flying. And combining that with my love of photography the two together are a match made in my own personal heaven. (More about my Avgeekness at the... 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 →

Crib Notes on Long Exposure Photography

Earlier this year I had the opportunity to give a private photography lesson on Lopez Island. The lesson was primary tailored towards long exposure photography but also include some general discussions on exposure and post processing techniques as well as some advice on gear. I thought I'd summarize the course notes I provided for that... Continue Reading →

Morning Light Project – That’s a Wrap

It hardly seems possible that I started this project a year ago. But as "they" say, time does fly by. It's been a pretty wonderful year filled with, mostly, beautiful mornings and great light. So I'll end this project with this month's shot from Kauai as well as my favorite images from my year long... Continue Reading →

Morning Light – August 2016

August was an enjoyable and very successful month of early morning photography. Enjoyable since I made it out often and successful because a number of these early morning wake up calls resulted in inspiring images that made it to my "keeper" list. I can't help but start off the image parade with the August full... Continue Reading →

Morning Light – February 2016

Sony A7Rii + 55mm f/1.8 1/60s @ f/1.8 iso 800 It's pretty obvious from the new title that I'm changing my weekly morning light project from a weekly to a monthly. I'll still be going out weekly as often as I can, but I'm going to start summarizing my shots monthly. Having weekly posts was... Continue Reading →

Morning Light – Week 12

Lopez Island, WA (21 January 2014) Fuji X-E1 + 50mm 1/320s @ f/? iso 200 Some off island travel and inclement weather was all I needed to call a mulligan for this weeks Morning Light post. And since I've been spending a fair bit of time cleaning up my archives I thought I would serve... Continue Reading →

Morning Light – Week 9

Sony A7Rii + Canon TS-E 24mm/3.5 20s @ f/4.0 iso 1250 More and more I'm finding that by morning I mean predawn twilight. I think part of the reason is because I have a bad habit of leaving before the end of twilight when I'm shooting sunsets and miss that end of the evening golden... Continue Reading →

Top 10 FAVs of 2015 – #8

Fisherman Bay Panorama, Lopez Island, WA (15 June 2015) DJI Phantom 3 1/100s @ F/2.8 iso 118 (4 shot stitched panorama) Altitude: 288ft I have to admit that this image was a pleasant surprise. I've tried a number of different DJI drones trying to find one that produced acceptable, to me, still images. But the... Continue Reading →

Morning Light – Week 1

I have wanted to add some projects to my photography for some time. I like the idea of adding a bit of discipline to my shooting as well as branching out and shooting with a different approach than I usually do. So this my first of what I hope will be many projects as I... Continue Reading →

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