Category Archives: Techniques

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Why I Switched From Full-Frame to the Fujifilm X-T2

Oh the Madness My journey to the Fujifilm X-T2 wasn’t exactly straight and narrow and it definitely wasn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination; but 8 weeks into the switch, here I am writing […]

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F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast

The very talented Matt Payne recently interviewed me for his new Landscape Photography Podcast: F-Stop Collaborate and Listen. It was an honor and a ton of fun to chat about my passion for landscape photography. We […]

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Black and White Landscape Photography: Why it’s still relevant today

Black and White Landscape Photography Let’s face it; we live in a world of saturated colors. In recent years it seems that the popularity of a photo is dictated by the ‘wow factor’. Saturated colors, […]

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Consumption, creativity and their impact on landscape photography

Consumption, creativity and their impact on landscape photography This image was taken in a hidden canyon in Zion, Utah I love Iceland and Patagonia, but I have to say, seeing the same compositions from famous […]

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2016: A photographic year in review

2016: A Photographic Year in Review Can you believe that 2016 has already come and gone? As the New Year approaches I decided to take some time to reflect on what 2016 has meant to […]

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Limitations of Imitation in Landscape Photography

Constraints of Imitation I’ve been reflecting a lot lately about how much personal style and taste has changed over the years.  I’ve found myself really refining and in some cases dialing back the way I […]

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Composition in Landscape Photography

Compositional Visualization: See the ball, be the ball Developing an eye for composition in landscape photography is something that takes a great deal of time and practice in the field.  Sure, some folks don’t have […]

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An Experiment in Black and White Landscape Photography

Shifting Your Mindset Prior to starting this project I had worked with various monochrome techniques (producing photos with one hue of color such as blue) but I had never really, truly worked within the constraints […]

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Art, Social Media and the Impact on Modern Landscape Photography

Forward Although I’ve touched upon the topic of social media and its impact on landscape photography before in a previous post: LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL MEDIA: A BLESSING AND A CURSE; I felt that it was important enough […]

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Predicting Sunsets and Sunrises in the Pacific Northwest

Predicting Sunsets and Sunrises in the Pacific Northwest Predicting the weather is never an easy task; especially when it comes to landscape photography.  We all hunger to capture epic light and 90% of the time […]

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Seattle Japanese Garden

Here’s a series of fall images from the famous Seattle Japanese Garden in WA.  I really tried to capture the peace and tranquility that this place so beautifully represents.  Most of the images are single […]

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Nature’s Footnotes: The Abstract Side of Landscape Photography

Conformity of the Color Bomb Landscape photography has morphed its way into more of a popularity contest than an art form.  There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t see an in your […]

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Landscape Photography and Social Media: A Blessing and a Curse

Preface I’ve only been in the field a short time; I started this journey in 2012, but the changes that I have seen over the past few years have really inspired me to write a […]

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Super Moon Rebirth

This was probably the hardest I’ve worked for a photo in a long time.  Mt. St. Helens seems to be one of the most stubborn mountains I’ve ever had the privilege to photograph.  It seems […]

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Landscape Photography 101: Star Trails Tutorial

A Star Trails Tutorial Star trails photography can be fairly overwhelming to beginning photographers and veterans alike.  Here I will be outlining some of the key elements needed to produce exciting star trail images.  Feel […]