Monday Missive — November 14, 2016


Let’s make things exist and then judge later. Don’t cancel the process of creativity too early: Let it flow.” – Ross Lovegrove

I wanted my vision to be just that, my personal vision. Photography is a great way to express your emotions and I think the best work comes from deep inside.” – Sarah Hadley

Logic will never change emotion or perception.” — Edward de Bono


– 100 most influential images
– Raw workflow in Lightroom Take a look at this if you took my class and compare
– Great processing tips to emphasize your subject
– How to improve your street photography
– Learn to isolate
– Why bother? This blog by Bill Fortney has been around for a while now. Mike Moats reposted it and I am passing it on as well because it conveys such valuable insights.
– RTM: Read the Manual
– 40 Practical Photo Assignments Nice thing about these is that there is a stated purpose for each one.
– Travel safely with your camera gear


Fun with models at Grafitti Warehouse. If you ever see her again….

Monday Missive – August 29, 2016


The best plans evolve.” – John Paul Caponigro

There’s no correlation between creativity and equipment ownership.” — Hugh MacLeod

Let me, O let me bathe my soul in colors; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.” — Kahlil Gibran

– Layer masks in Photoshop Really good video on layer masks.
– Removing people from you image Healing brushes, clone stamp, patch tool and content aware fill.
– Photographing motion, part 1
– Photographing motion, part 2
– New upcoming National Geographic series New episodes of wild_life With Bertie Gregory will launch every Wednesday through October on NatGeo Wild’s Youtube Page and at
– Multiple videos from the B & H Optic Conference earlier this summer
– Night Photography week on Creative Live September 12 – 16 First show at noon local time and repeat at about 7 are free.
– Good tips and pics on Night Photography
– More night photography
– Split toning


Completing Artist Residencies

A big part of doing your work is defending your time and your attention so you can do your work. —  Seth Godin

In the last two weeks I have finally given up procrastination to complete the second and third artist residencies I did last year.  The requirements were not very onerous, but I didn’t make it priority — now finally done. BlueMesaOverlook012-300For Petrified Forest, this picture from the Blue Mesa area toward the southern area of the Park was selected by Park staff. Blue Mesa was definitely one of my favorites; the other being the Painted Desert behind the Painted Desert Inn. SunriseMist-(45)Take3CroppedMASTERdsmall

For Big Cypress, which was actually in 2013 and my last residency, both the Park and I readily agreed on a sunrise picture of a palmetto coming out of the ground fog with a really fantastic morning sky.