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Appalachian Vacation - Carter Shields Cabin (GSMNP)

September 22, 2014 - When we visited Cades Cove during our recent Appalachian Vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of my...
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Post-Processing - Ten Guidelines

June 05, 2014 - Post-processing is a reality today if you shoot digital. And it's easy, when you're just starting out, to be a bit heavy...
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Confidence and Measuring Progress

July 01, 2013 - "Comparison is the thief of Joy." - Pete Collins One of the most valuable things I've learned about photography is tha...
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Another Take on Cameras

October 09, 2012 - I just stumbled upon a couple of posts by photographer and Nikon Professional Services Tech Rep Bill Fortney. Bill is an...
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Assessing Your Camera Needs

October 07, 2012 - Nikon D7000, ISO 3200. The only adjustments are minor noise reduction applied using Nik’s Dfine, and sharpening in Light...
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Gear Choices & The Herd Mentality

September 30, 2012 - I love photography. It has been a thoroughly life-giving pursuit nearly all my life. Currently, I’m producing images I’m...
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The Exposure Triangle and DSLR Video

August 19, 2012 - A while back I wrote a post explaining the Exposure Triangle in photography, which is certainly an essential building bl...
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Turning Pro — Ten Reflections on the First Year

April 16, 2012 - About this time last year, I announced to the world that I was turning professional and hanging out a shingle as a photo...
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From Snapshots to Great Shots: A Guide to Improving Your Photography

January 31, 2012 - UPDATED, JULY 1, 2013 When Ansel Adams first trekked into the Sierra Nevadas to create what would become some of the...
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Shedding Light on the Exposure Triangle

January 31, 2012 - I had someone ask me a question about exposure the other day, and it became clear that they did not understand how apert...
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