Category Archives: From the road

Architectural Photography in Detroit

Earlier this week I lead a group of photographers in an Architectural Workshop in Detroit. We had expected to start in the main branch of  The Detroit Public Library, and then walk around the DIA and Wayne State area. Well the library proved to be a treasure trove of photographic opportunities to such an extent… Continue Reading

Thanks for a great Portrait Workshop

After several recent classroom based workshops I just concluded a 3 workshop series “in-the-field” to give participants significantly more hands-on time.  The feedback has been wonderful, so it looks like I will be offering more such sessions in the future. Claire joined us today for the portraiture workshop and it helped substantially. The participants, like… Continue Reading

The 1 year old that didn’t like cake

Brooklyn wants nothing to do with her 1st birthday cake While photographing Brooklyn’s first birthday party I was looking forward to the time they brought out her cake.  Mom had handmade a beautiful 1st Birthday cake just for her to dig in and enjoy.  To the crowd’s surprise she didn’t like it.  As her mom… Continue Reading

Make time to get out and play

I was driving home from a meeting and spotted some colorful flowers and the light was good so I decided to pull over and play for a few minutes.  I had my camera bag, so I grabbed my macro lens and started to experiment. Shallow depth of field image of tall purple flowers found at… Continue Reading

Greetings from Smokey Mountains National Park

Great Smokey Mountains National Park This weekend I am leading a photography workshop in the Great Smokey Mountains National Park.  We have had splendid weather conditions.  I offer many local photography workshops in and around Rochester, Michigan, but once or twice a year I like to arrange a destination workshop.  The National Parks are always… Continue Reading

Photo walk was a great time

Tulips in all their glory near Campus Martius As a photographer I have always enjoyed a wide variety of photography subjects.  Things like flowers and plants have always made for enjoyable macro photography, and are some of the most common items students request to learn how to photograph better when they  come to me for… Continue Reading