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The Sky’s the Limit

Photographing everything under the sun There’s a very special photography venue in the East, called Shenandoah National Park, and it offers more opportunity for meaningful photography all in one place than anyone can reasonably expect to capitalize on in just a few days. I’ve made repeated trips to this park and it’s always different, always […]

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How important are the lines in your photos?

Have you ever puzzled over the importance of lines in your photograph? Or, perhaps you have struggled to see the lines or to appreciate the important roles they play in your photographic compositions. Whether we’re talking about architectural photography, landscape compositions, abstract images . . . just about any photographic composition really, lines and how to […]

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Contemplating a photograph and the new year . . . from a frozen cornfield

Yesterday, I wanted to get the new year off to a good start, photographically. Despite a generally dismal day weather wise I did get out with my camera. When I’ve had the opportunity recently my intent has been to really pay attention to creating images that are expressive, sharing what it was like to me […]

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Peace & Quiet – Adirondack Style

It’s a little less than two months until a really special photography workshop is scheduled to begin, August 8 to be exact.  It’s understandable if some folks are wondering what to expect from a workshop titled Quiet Waters of the Adirondacks. As it says on my website for Quiet Waters we’ll relax and emphasize the quiet waters in […]

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Where’s the beef?

Remember that question, “Where’s the beef?”, from the Wendy’s commercials back in the 80s?  Or “It’s in there” from the Prego commercials of the same era? Well, couple the two thoughts and you’ll get some idea of what to expect from the best nature photography workshops available today. I think it’s fair to say that […]

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Down to two seats for Ricketts Glen

Autumn is already starting to feeling like it’s right around the corner and I. for one, am getting anxious about my upcoming workshop at Ricketts Glen State Park in Pennsylvania. This park offers one of the most beautiful collections of waterfalls anywhere that I’m aware of. So, the October 11-15 workshop promises to be amazing. […]

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From Death Valley – more on visual language – Part 4 in the series

In my last post, Part 3 from my Death Valley experience, I was writing about the differences between visual and verbal language. When we consider visual vocabulary there are countless finer points having to do with visual expression that we may consider as well. Take for example “paredolia”. There’s another word I never used before. […]

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