Capturing beautiful bellies

The female body has been one of the most beautiful things to photograph since the camera was invented long ago. I love capturing the female form in different ways, in different lighting and that's one of the reasons I have been drawn to photographing women when they...

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Photographing Rajasthan, the jewel of India

Amazing ~ but not the cleanest place on earth   How do you describe venturing to the mind-boggling country of India? For some, the first time they touched down in this massive country called India, it might have been the best day of their life. For others, I know it...

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The Perfect Moment

Photography is about so many things to so many of us. But probably more than anything, it's about capturing the best photograph possible. An image that really stands out. And quite often, that means being at the right place at the right time. You can have all the...

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Passage to Burma, my new book is out!!!

    Update as of November 2015  ~   My new revision is finally out with a different cover and new images!! available here at Amazon Photographing the beauty of Burma I am very honored that the second edition of my book, Passage to Burma, has just been published and I...

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Photographing Star trails

If there is one part of photography I absolutely love, it’s shooting after dark. Manipulating my shutter speeds and going after something that’s not so easily visible, is pretty yummy stuff. Watching the Perseid  meteor shower recently had me screaming into the night...

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Photographing Lightning

  Not the easiest thing to capture...     but when you do......Wow! At the Grand Canyon with my fiancé Holly and a student in August of 2013.  see story below.... There are so many  things to photograph all over the planet, but without a doubt capturing lightning is...

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Our beautiful Sedona and a terrible fire

All of us who live here in Sedona are in shock and disbelief to what is happening in our town at this very minute. Since last Tuesday, the Slide Fire, a fire that was human caused, has consumed over 9,000 acres and has destroyed some of the most beautiful wilderness...

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Afterglow: Shooting after dark

One of my favorite things to shoot are images after dark.  I love to venture out before the sun sets and get shots that are almost surreal and that are hard to perceive with the naked eye. With a little bit of effort, you can get the most beautiful cobalt blue skies,...

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Using the new Photoflex Lightreach system

Sometimes I find myself out on a shoot and in need of a light stand but don't really like bringing extra gear when I don't have to. Many times I wish that I had  some kind of long pole to hold up a diffuser or silk that would enable me to have the ability to capture a...

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Blend modes & more for your portraits

I have been using Photoshop since  version 2, back in the mid-90s, and before that I had been working in my darkroom since I was 13 years old. I have told so many people that for me, I think I really fell in love with photography after working in the darkroom as I...

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Creating Car Trails

If there's one thing that I absolutely love to do, it is trying to capture car trails after dark in many different environments. I have taught many classes after dark and whether it's involving shooting stars as points of light or star trails or even light painting or...

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Adobe Master Class Photoshop book

I am happy that a great new book that I was part of is finally out and available and it's called  "Adobe Master Class: Photoshop: Inspiring Artwork and Tutorials by Established and Emerging Artists". Curated by my good friend and great photographer and...

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Creating your own Vision

Shooting stock and travel photography for as long as I can remember, I am in different countries all over the world quite often and although I shoot all kinds of different subjects for my agencies, shooting people in all kinds of different scenarios and situations is...

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Making a collage with your photographs

  I wanted to show a fun way to display many of your photographs in one image and end up with a very beautiful collage.    Making a collage of your images can be pretty addicting after you have realized how easy it can be.  I want to show you a cool little piece of...

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Making money with your photography

I have been shooting stock photography all around the world for many years and get asked by many people the same question. What is the best subject to focus on to make money when shooting stock. One of the things that I stress the most is the importance of finding...

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Watch the Eyes….

Many photographers know that the eyes are the key to a great image of people. They are the first thing most of us focus on when we view a photograph and they can also can set the mood and tone for the image in the way the eyes are captured. In my online class at PPSOP...

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Shooting Silhouettes

One of the subjects I shoot more than anything at night are silhouettes. They are perfect to capture with little effort and all you need to do is get the right location and subject...then plan for the best light and volia!!!  you have your powerful silhouettes....

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Focalpoint 2 is here!

OnOne Software, the maker of some very powerful plug-ins for Photoshop,  has put the finishing touches on their new version of selective focusing software, Focalpoint 2.  This new version has a ton of new features and  lets users alter the focus and depth of field...

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The Super Wide View

Choosing the right lenses for your photo arsenal can be perplexing and expensive. After a basic lens, the most common lens that people usually buy is some sort of telephoto lens that often is a zoom telephoto.  I use these lenses all the time and the 70-200 f2,8 IS...

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Tricks with layer masking~~!

This weekend I taught a two-day intensive workshop on Photoshop Tips & Tricks at the Art Wolfe Digital Photography Center in Seattle.  Art Wolfe is a good friend, and his classroom is a beautiful environment for teaching. Students flew in from as far away as Canada,...

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