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Havana Passionate Photographer Workshop – Student Slideshow 1

I am late in posting this amazing work created by students of The Passionate Photographer Workshop – Havana Edition. Finally, I have caught up and will be posting a slideshow a day from the three recent workshops beginning with our May 2016 adventure.

Havana is a place I have had the privilege to visit many times and I’m looking forward to going back with workshop crews beginning i…Read On…

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Multiple Exposures Capture Tokyo’s Frenetic Energy

Our Tokyo workshop is a favourite of mine, not just because I get to work with my good friend and inspiring photographer Soichi Hayashi, but it brings me back to Tokyo– a city that I love to photograph because it loves the photographer back with endless visual potential.

But, that said, sometimes a place as frenetic as this can make image-making a bit frustrating. There is so much…Read On…

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How To Take A Five Star Image: Follow The Light

As photographers we know that sometimes, it’s all about the light.

But often the five star image is a perfect storm of finding great light with strong content; impactful framing with sharp focus at the best aperture/shutter speed for the particular image triggered at the decisive moment. Can’t be too hard right?

We all know it’s no easy task, especially when we have no control o…Read On…

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Havana in September…

Photographed with Nikon D500 and 24-70 f2.8 VR Lens.

I’m just back from Havana and our third street workshop there, and the streets of Old Havana do not disappoint.  I will talk more about the shooting experience in Havana in coming posts…but we still have spots for our September workshop and I thought I would share with you this video given to me by our Cuban photographer frien…Read On…

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Pictures I Love


Sometimes an image I take resonates with me and I’m not really sure why.  Like many photographers, there are a lot of images that I take that I’m happy with; still many more I wish were better. Occasionally I fall in love with an image.

Once that happens, I can never be objective about it.

All photographers benefit from good constructive criticism; which I think is essentia…Read On…

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