EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Shooting Damsels and Dragons – Flies, That Is

September 20, 2011  Author:  

  Damselflies and Dragonflies are some of the most curious, colorful, and strangest looking creatures I’ve run across in my quest for macro subjects, and… READ MORE >

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

The Joys of Using Canon’s Macro Twin Lite (MT-24EX) Flash

July 25, 2011  Author:  

Following my adventure with bees, I put away the Speedlite, screwed on Canon’s dual macro flash (with diffusers), and haven’t looked back. The versatility of… READ MORE >

TIPS & TECHNIQUES

8 Great Tips For Photographing Bees

June 22, 2011  Author:   (8)

For the macrophile in search of fascinating subjects, colorful backgrounds, and technically challenging photography, look no further than the nearest stand of pollinating flowers. There… READ MORE >

TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Spring Babies: The Good, The Bad, and The Creepy

June 2, 2011  Author:  

Spring finally arrived in the Northwest and new life popped up in familiar places. The Mallards and Canada Geese babies showed up at the local… READ MORE >

TIPS & TECHNIQUES

The Dockyard Derby Dames: Photographing Roller Derby

April 11, 2011  Author:   (1)

(Note: I decided to forego my scheduled installment of the Nicaragua series in lieu of the latest and greatest opportunity that has come my way.)… READ MORE >

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

Documentary Photography: Nicaragua

January 24, 2011  Author:   (2)

I attended Billy Howard’s Documentary Photography workshop at RMSP in 2009 with the hope that one day I’d have the opportunity to put what I… READ MORE >

INSPIRATION, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Being Candid

December 22, 2010  Author:  

Being Candid I don’t do so well taking posed portraits whether it’s in a studio or not. Directing people, choosing backdrops, controlling lighting – not… READ MORE >

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE, INSPIRATION, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Macro Mating

November 11, 2010  Author:  

I’m pretty sure Henri Cartier-Bresson didn’t have insect mating in mind when he coined the photographic term “decisive moment,” but I can’t think of a… READ MORE >

INSPIRATION, STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Little Miss Muffet…

October 11, 2010  Author:   (3)

Spiders. Few things are more unnerving. When I was six years old I freaked out and crashed my bike when one crawled onto my wrist…. READ MORE >

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS, TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Lights! Camera! Action!- Using a Ring Flash

September 10, 2010  Author:   (5)

In my last blog I had just begun to shoot bees hand holding my camera in natural light. This month I’ve experimented with my ring… READ MORE >

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

Not For The Faint of Heart

July 12, 2010  Author:  

One of the consequences of “Going Back, Digging Deeper” (last month’s blog entry), was getting attached to the wildlife I was photographing; in this case,… READ MORE >

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

Going Back, Digging Deeper

June 14, 2010  Author:   (1)

Sometimes photography is a one-time opportunity that comes and goes in a flash. Other times it’s like mining for gold – you return to the… READ MORE >

STUDENT HIGHLIGHTS

Wildlife Safari – Macro Style

May 17, 2010  Author:   (1)

My dream photo-adventure is an African wildlife safari complete with exotic animals and landscapes. Not gonna happen any time soon for me, but I’ve found… READ MORE >