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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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Keeping The Faith – A Photographers Story on 9/11

Faith. It’s an element of my work that continues to surface, from project to project. Not only in the stories I choose to pursue, but also in my philosophy and approach to shooting.

On this, the sixteenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, I thought I would reprint an earlier post describing what happened to me with my project Empty Sky—The Pilgrimage To Ground Zero.  It was an e…Read On…

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Color vs. Black and White: The Winner is You

If you know me and my work you know that I’m a fan of black and white photography. Simply put, black and white is awesome.

But I think I forget about the power of black and white photography and I should know better.

I have spent thousands of hours in darkrooms breathing in toxic chemicals just so I could communicate what I saw in beautiful tones of gray. Great landscapes take o…Read On…

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Good Things Come To Those Who Wait: The Long Exposure

In a digital world, we rarely have to wait. Our pictures are available instantly after we take them. There’s little time for anticipation or surprise.

But long exposures take time.

The slow shutter speeds required for long exposures often translate moving elements within a frame into beautiful patterns of unpredictable blur. Water takes on an ethereal quality. Car lights turn in…Read On…

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The Essential Art of Concentration in Street Photography

The one big thing that stuck with me from the days of film was to trust my intuition.

There were no review screens.

I had to try a little harder, particularly in the genres of street and action photography where much was out of my control.

Did I get it?

The moment, the focus, the composition–so many elements to a successful image and if I missed any of them the image woul…Read On…

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