Category Archives: Personal

Close-Up Photography, Behind The Scenes…

My wife surprised me over the weekend with a large flowerpot she filled with succulent sedums to brighten up the studio door entrance. The area in question gets a lot of afternoon sun so she came up with something that can stand all that light and heat and also not require very much watering. I […]

Happy New Year 2012!

Remembering The Who from 1978…

After their dismal performance at the Super Bowl on Sunday, I figured I’d dig into the photo files for some slides of the original band. This one was my favorite from a roll of 36 slides shot at the Phoenix Coliseum in 1978. I scanned ‘em all and posted them here. Enjoy!

Recharging the Batteries, Columbia River Gorge Trains…

After spending the better part of two months using Canon Speedlites to shoot lots of images for my new Digital Field Guide about the Speedlite system, I felt like I needed a break from flash photography and the computers. My photographer friend Dave Lutz suggested a trip out to the Gorge to shoot some trains, […]

Strobist Contest Winner – Happy Halloween!

Here’s an image I created a few years ago for a Strobist contest “Shoot Your Jack-O-Lantern” that won the top prize. Click here for the original post. Happy Halloween!

Adding a Second Speedlite to Your Macro Photography…

This was shot in my backyard for the macro section of my new Canon Speedlite Digital Field Guide set for release February 2010. It shows the benefit of adding a second Speedlite for the background (triggered by PocketWizards) to counteract the tendency of the background to go black when shooting macro images at high f/numbers. […]

I So Believe in Karma…

I am continually amazed at the good things that happen in life and today was one of those times. Without going into all the details, 29 years ago (1980), I paid a fine for a friend who was, let’s say, unable to do so. I was living in Arizona at the time, planning to move […]

Canon 5D Mark II Digital Field Guide…

My book is finally out in the bookstores! As many of you know,  this spring I wrote a digital field guide for an exciting new Canon camera, the 5D Mark II, for Wiley Publishing. I hadn’t wanted to blog too much about the process while I was writing it because part of me wasn’t sure […]

Bi-Mart 125 @ Portland International Raceway…

NASCAR West came back to Portland this weekend, coming to PIR after many, many  years. I had gotten up early to finish staining the decks and hoped it would work out that I might be able to get to the track to do some shooting. Had a lot to do that day and finished up the staining about 9:30. […]

Canon 5D Mark II…

 A few weeks ago I had a couple of “firsts”. First time on snowshoes, first visit to an ice cave and first hands-on shooting with the new Canon 5D Mark II. John Waller of Uncage The Soul Productions and I put together a project to test out the new Canon 5D Mark II, and awesome […]

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