This is our fourth blog post about our ten day trip along the coast of Maine. We did some hiking in Acadia and around Camden. One of the most enjoyable challenges is finding and making close-up images. Some of these were done with leaves on or close to the ground and some were made with telephoto lenses from afar.
Peter and I have been fortunate to visit many different types of sand dunes. Some of our favorites are the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley, the Great Sand Dunes in Southern Colorado near Alamosa, and White Sands in New Mexico near Las Cruces. We visited White Sands over the holiday weekend on a beautiful (and photographically challenging) sunny day. I decided to use a very long telephoto lens and see if I could capture light and shadow from the different shapes of the dunes. It was difficult. Continue reading →
A few weeks ago Mary and I spent 8 days photographing Fall color from Camden to Acadia. Besides great trees, lakes, and lighthouses, there were numerous large and small bays. Here are some of our favorite photos: Continue reading →
Mary and I spent eight days in Maine in mid-October and caught the Fall color near peak and before a big storm blew in on October 30. We did not photograph every lighthouse in Maine, but we made a good run at the ones between Portland and Acadia. Here they are: Continue reading →
I was inspired by a recent post by Art Wolfe to try my hand at creating abstracts using reflections of boats in the water. His images were stunning. Mine, an exercise in….well. At one point a scraggly fisherman stopped asked my “why are you taking a picture of that!”. To which I responded, because I’m a photographer. Continue reading →
Mary and I spent three hours at the San Diego zoo last Saturday test driving our new Fujifilm X-T2s. What a treat. We got there early and we left before it got to hot. We were there for “feeding time” so most of the animals were pretty active. Here are some of our favorite images. Continue reading →
A couple of weeks ago, Peter wrote about a studio lighting class we attended at LACP. It was a hard, thrilling day. I had a chance to learn more about light and shadow, but also an opportunity to try out some different processing techniques. Continue reading →
I have been shooting with a converted infrared camera for a few years, mostly landscape. I’m always struck by the other-worldly quality of infrared portraits, but mine have always turned out on the vampire side, and a bit creepy. A few weeks ago, I took a 30 minute 1:1 tutorial with Dan Wampler from LifePixel, and he set me on a new course for this journey. Continue reading →
Mary and I have a continuous light kit at home that we have used to make portraits of our family. Mary really wanted to learn how to use studio strobe lighting and its hard to learn by just watching videos, so we attended a class last weekend. Here is what I learned.