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Photographing a Solar Eclipse

An eclipse on earth happens when the sun, moon and earth are in alignment creating either a solar or lunar eclipse. The lunar eclipse happens when the earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light from illuminating the moon. During a solar eclipse, the moon passes directly between Earth and the sun for a brief period of […]

Imagination

Photographs tell stories, convey emotion, and make us laugh. Our own life experience will sometimes dictate how we interpret images. After all, photography is art and art is subjective. But we must also remember that photography is a visual language, a language without words. The message I send to the viewer must be done solely […]

Patience Rewarded

Patience is a virtue – or so I was told growing up. So, what is the obsession with rushing through our photography– just to upload it to Instagram, Facebook, Flickr in hopes of getting lots of “likes” and favorites”? Will they really matter 100 years from now? What portion of our work will still exist […]

Valentine Food Photography

Every February 14, across the United States, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged in the name of St. Valentine. The Catholic Church recognizes three saints with the name Valentine, so there is a bit of confusion about which one is the actual Patron Saint of the holiday. The “holiday” as we recognize it, is centuries […]

Using the Gold-N-Blue Polarizer

In mid-February 2020, my good friend and photography mentor, George Wilson and I departed in the darkness of the early morning for the drive from Orlando, FL to Smyrna Dunes Park, several miles north of the Kennedy Space Center. Our goal was to catch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean before walking north along the boardwalk […]

Photographing a Still life with Singh-Ray’s LB Color Intensifier

I am currently teaching an “Inspiration Level” Photography Course. This is for students who have made it through my advanced level courses and are now looking for further refinement of their craft. Each session brings a new challenge and a new exploration of developing images that are both what would be expected from a working […]

The Black and White Florida Landscape – Palmetto Prairie

Black and White photography is my roots. It is where I first cut my photographic teeth with plus-x and tri-x films. Later on, it was the extremely fine grain TMax film. Black and white is also my first darkroom experience. I remember exposing the paper and then gently coaxing each image out by agitating the […]

Photographing the Night Sky at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve

Situated about 100 miles (driving miles) from Orlando, FL is Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park. It is a favorite photography location of mine for my black and white panoramic images. The Preserve is also one of just two International Dark Sky Places in the Sunshine State – the other, Big Cypress National Preserve, sits further […]

Defining your Infrared Photographic Vision

First of all, finding my own photographic style was one of the most challenging things I have done in my photography career. Secondly, it has changed and morphed as I have aged and become more deliberate in how I capture my images. I have also heard people using photographic style, photographic vision and photographic message […]