The essence of the aurora borealis

After several years teaching in Iceland in July, we scheduled a September workshop, hoping to photograph fall color and the northern lights. The odds of photographing an aurora at all in a particular week are low, but figured we could give it a shot and if no auroras,...

The importance of editing much later

When editing, my images are viewed in a triage system: there are images that are good; there are images that are usable (read salvageable); and there are images that are obviously throw-aways. As I was driving on a dirt road, this image quickly presented itself. I...

Smokies Infrared, Year ONE, Epilogue

We just completed our very first Digital Edge Infrared/ Long Exposure/ B&W specialty workshop. I know it’s a mouthful. However, the prime emphasis was on infrared. Our small group number of 6 worked out well in the field and in the classroom. All had...

Palouse 6_2017 Epilogue

We always look forward to returning to the Palouse, in eastern WA state, and this was the first spring in a few years. We were lucky with weather with billowing and wind blown clouds and some rain, which darkened the fields for great graphics from Steptoe Butte. We...

Random thoughts: Next Chapter

With the passing of my beloved mother, I have a renewed and impassioned sense of urgency to pursue what is important to me: family, friends, and unreservedly following wherever my passions may lead. Currently my professional passion is infrared photography. The...