1309, 2016

What’s In My Camera Bag? How To Travel With Carry-On Luggage Only

By |September 13th, 2016|Gear, Tips & Techniques, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

I’m packing my bags for another trip and thought I’d share what I packed in them this time. It’s a rare non-international photo trip for…and I’m only going overnight, so it’s a bit different ball game than I’m used to. Here’s a quick look at what I decided to fit into my carry-on.

2201, 2016

Ricoh Theta S Workflow, Editing, Tips & Tricks

By |January 22nd, 2016|Gear, Tips & Techniques, Videos|0 Comments

I’ve been asked by several people about the workflow of the Ricoh Theta S camera, so I thought make a video available for everyone to see. It’s a pretty cool little Virtual Reality camera that makes it easy to create 360° videos. This workflow is created using a Mac computer, but is easily translated to your own editing systems and architecture if you use a PC. The only difference will be the software used to […]

1710, 2014

How To Create Fun Composite Images On Your iPhone

By |October 17th, 2014|iPhone Photography, Photography, Tips & Techniques, USA, Videos|0 Comments

This is a quick look at the apps and techniques I used to create this fun Iron Man composite of my son in one of his costumes. These tips can be applied in many ways and their are many apps that can do it. I have several “multiple exposure” or “compositing” apps, but like the Union interface and ease of use to quickly get great results.

Here is a look at the final photo:

3005, 2014

My Favorite iPhone Photo Processing Techniques

By |May 30th, 2014|iPhone Photography, Peru, Photography, Tips & Techniques, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

I have been shooting photography with my iPhone since the original came out.  At one point in time I considered it an art of its own, but now incorporate it into all of my work – from photos to videos.  The quality is very good and the ability to edit and share photos on the fly is amazing.  I even process some of my photos from other cameras on my iPhone because I really like […]

2305, 2014

Interview with Peruvian Photographer Mario Borda

By |May 23rd, 2014|Humanitarian, Peru, Photography, Tips & Techniques, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

When in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, the most feared creature should be the Mario Borda. He may try to charm you with his big smile, good looks, and quick whit, but be warned…he is dangerously good with a camera – a sharp shooter that always hits the target. I was able to capture this wild beast and sit him down for a short interview to see how he thrives in his environment.

See […]

1604, 2014

An Inexpensive Light to Photograph Titai the Maasai Mother

By |April 16th, 2014|Humanitarian, Kenya, Microenterprise, Operation Blessing, Photography, Story Behind The Photograph, Tips & Techniques, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

I arrived in Kimana, Kenya without any lights and had to improvise to be able to shoot video and photos in their homes.  Watch this video to see the cheap and easy solution I found for this photo and for the videos I created to tell their stories.

203, 2014

Shooting The Reef In Roatan, Honduras At Sunrise

By |March 2nd, 2014|Featured, Honduras, PhotoBlog, Photography, Tips & Techniques, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

On my last day in Roatan, Honduras I woke up early to capture HDR images of the beach outside my hotel at sunrise. The sun was rising behind me, but the color of the light was still seen on the clouds in the sky on my side of the island. It was the only morning I had available because every other day we were up early to travel to the island of St. Helene. In […]

1002, 2014

The Power of Personal Connection with a Photograph

By |February 10th, 2014|India, Photography, Story Behind The Photograph, Tips & Techniques, Travel, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments

We all react and interpret photographs in different ways.  The photographer sees a scene and interprets one way as he makes the image, but our personal connection to an image can change our understanding or influence us as a viewer.  It isn’t a bad thing, in fact, that is what makes art so beautiful and hard to critique – even critics disagree.

There are basic rules that can be applied to separate the bad from the […]

902, 2014

When, Why and How To Save A Bad Photo

By |February 9th, 2014|Clean Water, Featured, Haiti, Humanitarian, Photography, Tips & Techniques, Travel, Videos|0 Comments

While the best option is to make the image right when you are taking it, sometimes factors are beyond your control.  Every once in a while there are images we need to save.  Here is an image I didn’t get right while capturing it, why I wanted to save it, and how it was possible.  I post this, not to endorse making bad images, but because I was going to share the image and wanted […]

202, 2014

A horse and buggy ride in front of the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx of Giza.

By |February 2nd, 2014|Egypt, Photography, Tips & Techniques, Travel|0 Comments

A horse and buggy ride in front of the Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx of Giza.
Back in 2010 I had the privilege of visiting Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza. I was in Egypt documenting Operation Blessing programs and only had a couple of free hours to see them before I had to be back to catch a flight to India. They are quite […]