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What to Do When Your Boat Won’t Float

When I was teaching on creativeLIVE I shot a boat in the studio. We couldn’t turn all the lights off in the studio so the subject and boat had a lot of unwanted light on her, and I was a bit confused in editing about what to do with the shot. It is neat on […]

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Creating Black Smoke

After posting my last photo called “Wild Birds Burning” I got a few questions about how I put it together, so I wanted to address some of those questions and see if it can help anyone. First, if you haven’t seen it, this is the behind the scenes video showing a lot of my shooting […]

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Wild Birds Burning

If there is one thing that I know for sure, it is that I am very much enjoying taking my time with my new pictures and making sure I can go to bed at night knowing I did my best in trying to create them. I went into this new year with a new perspective […]

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The Tide that Takes Us

The most beautiful thing has happened in my image-making life, and it has nothing to do with business opportunities, awards, exhibitions or success. It has to do with something entirely more important: creating. At the core of what every artist does is to create from the raw and unprocessed material that our imagination conjures up. […]

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Creating “Wind Rider”

This image is the perfect example of why so many artists prefer seeing their work large and in print. I am most often happy to share pictures online in their tiny, 700 pixel, unprintable form. But with this image, I can’t help but feel that little sting of disappointment when I share it so tiny […]

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Shooting “Waiting to Fly”

  I was waiting and waiting for an overcast day because I’ve had the shooting bug lately and I sometimes get impatient waiting until dusk to shoot. Alternately, I get tired waking up at 5am to shoot in the morning too, so an overcast day was just what I needed! I had some work to […]

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Creating “The Leaves of Linden Avenue”

I don’t know how many other people do this, but I keep a folder on my desktop called “In Progress” and it contains every picture that I’m currently working on. In truth, it mostly contains all of the pictures I should¬†work on but am not working on. And beyond that, it mostly mostly¬†contains pictures that […]

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