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Second Chances – The Good Crop

The editing process is always on. From the moment we head out with our camera it starts. I’m looking for things visual, scanning the world and moving on past the things I don’t want to photograph.

In some ways the act of shooting is most concerned with editing out what we don’t want in the frame. With slower moving subject matter like landscape and nature work, I often  start with …Read On…

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The Master William Eggleston & His Camerassssss…

When I think of the great master photographers who have inspired me, I rarely think about their gear. The great Cartier-Bresson –it has been drummed into my head–shot mostly with his trusted Leica and 50mm lens. Those of you familiar with this blog, know that I’m a Nikon guy who understands the equipment I use are tools, yet I have a strange fascination and appreciation for gear as …Read On…

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Shutterbug Magazine – Photojournalism As Teacher

In the latest (February 2016) photojournalism-themed edition of Shutterbug Magazine is an article I wanted to bring your attention to. I’ve known the writer Barry Tanenbaum for a few years now and I’ve respected his deep knowledge of and insight into the photography industry; so I was happy to be interviewed.

“Creating a set of images,” Simon says, “forces me to tell the story …Read On…

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The Passionate Photographer: Paranoid About Back-Ups

There has never been a better time than now to be a photographer. The tools and technology at our fingertips let us shoot amazing quality images with few limits. Having great images is the goal, but keeping them— safeguarding them for the future is also a top priority for me.

I am paranoid when it comes to maintaining my photographic archive. I travel more than 100 days a year and …Read On…

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The Passing of Beau Biden…

Like many, I was a shocked to hear about the passing of Beau Biden, son of Vice-President Joe Biden. He was still a young man at 46 which makes the news even sadder. I immediately thought of this picture I made at the 2008 Democratic Convention. The picture stands out to me because I remember thinking that at such a public event, with hundreds if not thousands of photographers coverin…Read On…

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