smokies winter epilogue

  We finished up our Smokies winter workshop today with a flourish of light, clouds, and excellent water throughout the park with our group of outstanding photographers. After an off day to do our own shooting in the coming rain tomorrow, we...

Rain day in the Smokies

On our first full day of scouting, it rained, then lightened up, then stopped, then a torrential downpour, then light rain. That was pretty much the day and will probably be a good part of our Smokies Winter Shoot Out.  The Smokies is a great park. For those...

Winter Infrared

• Winter Infrared Since my re-emersion into infrared about a year ago, I’ve shot infrared in myriad conditions throughout the year and am discovering how the angle of light, quality of light, weather, and time of year affect the image. Always on...

Film days are over…not.

Film days are over…not. Like many of us, when we fully moved into digital, followed by an inundation in processing software and techniques, I forgot I ever took a transparency, although I have numerous filing cabinets filled with pages of slides (approx....

Random thought: Discussion Point

I just posted this image from our Smoky Mountains winter shootout on FB and thought it was a pretty nice image. Then, I noticed three problem areas: No opening in the fence for the eye to enter the scene. The predominant two sheds are merged. There’s a large...

Revisting venues, revisited…

We just completed the first annual Great Smoky Mountains Photography Summit with a packed house. Over 200 photographers were in attendance. It was great to see old friends, meet facebook friends, and to make new ones. The vibe is always good at these types of events...