Book Review: Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks – QT Luong

Like most photography lovers, my living room coffee table features a rotating stable of large-format photography books. The one photo book that has not left my coffee table since it was published in 2016 is QT Luong’s 456 page masterpiece of a book, Treasured Lands: A Photographic Odyssey Through America’s National Parks. If I could …

The First Ten Years

Since I’ve been a photographer for nearly 11 years now, I figured it would be a good time to reflect back on the first ten years. (I meant to write this last December.) I had been making “snapshots” starting back in the late 90’s but I consider my real start in photography when I made …

Gifts for Photographers – 2012

Well it’s nearly holiday shopping season again so I’ve compiled a list of interesting gifts for photographers. These gift ideas are based on my own personal opinions or what I’ve heard and seen from other photographers. GoPro Camera HD Hero2: Outdoor Edition – these little video cameras are perfect for the outdoor recreation-loving photographer. Nik …

Photographing the 4th Dimension: eBook Review

San Francisco-based photographer, Jim Goldstein, recently sent me a copy of his 1st eBook to review. The eBook is titled, Photographing the 4th Dimension. I’ll be the first to admit that I prefer reading actual books over eBooks but do acknowledge that self-publishing work online allows writers to take more chances with their material as …

Mountain Light

I was watching a photo processing tutorial recently by a popular online photographer, where he was making statements about how straight photography is boring and HDR (multi-image exposure composites) is more eye-catching. The beauty of the internet is that anyone can have an opinion and be an expert, no matter how ill-informed or absurd. I’d …

Physical Fitness for Outdoor Photographers

There will come a day when all of us photographers will reach a point where we realize we cannot do the things that we used to take for granted. It might start with being mentally and physically unable to do 16 hour photo shoots for five consecutive days anymore or it might be the persistent …

Creative Processing Techniques in Nature Photography eBook

I recently had a chance to review Guy Tal’s new eBook, Creative Processing Techniques in Nature Photography. I’ve been following Guy’s work online for about five years now and have always been in awe of the compositions that he finds in addition to his philosophical writings about photography and the environmental issues. This eBook doesn’t …

Photographing the Edges

“I think the best pictures are often on the edges of any situation, I don’t find photographing the situation nearly as interesting as photographing the edges.” – William Albert Allard I’ve always related to Bill Allard’s philosophy in that if you go to photograph a place or an event that there are certain types of …