Friday, April 1st, 2016

Amazing Waterfall Discoveries!

In two months, my new North Carolina Waterfalls book will be out and everyone can finally see all the discoveries I’ve made since the last edition. I’ve been revealing a few of them periodically, but I’ve held back on the most amazing ones until now. I’m going to reveal the four most exciting discoveries I Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

My Kind Of Weather For Waterfalls!

Frozen waterfall

I had just about given up hope that my neck of the woods would ever see some decent winter temperatures, but this past week came through for me. By decent, I’m talking chilly. Not that 20s and 30s crap, but single digits and negative numbers. The kind of temps that produce the frozen waterfalls and Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Saying Goodbye To Old Friends & Exploring New Frontiers

Orionid Meteor-Big Dipper-Venus-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

Note: I shot every image in this post from the same location. In this recent galactic post, I talked about exploring those “one of these days” places that we all drive by on the way to somewhere else. Well, now I want to talk a little bit about those “somewhere else” places that we’re always on Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Photographing in Waterfall Spray

Here's another snippet from the upcoming waterfall photography video. After nearly 30 years of shooting waterfalls, I've had my share of drenched lenses and I've spent a lot of time trying to devise a system to prevent it from happening. Some of the ideas worked well to keep the spray off the lens and allow Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Photographing Waterfalls in Wet Boots

Here's another little snippet from my upcoming waterfall photography video. It will be available in two weeks at the CNPA annual meeting and you can order it from my online store the following week. The video features over two hours of photo instruction, including post processing waterfall photos.

Monday, January 21st, 2013

The “Shampoo” Approach to Photography

Twilight tugboat on the Cape Fear River

“I’ll be back.” I’m no big Schwarzenegger fan, but I have to admit that I’m hooked on this catchline of his from The Terminator. In fact, nearly every time that I shoot at a great location, I mutter that line as I pack up and walk away. I actually say it out loud. Even try Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

Photographing in the Rain & Upcoming Waterfall Photography Video

Longer ago than I care to remember, Suzan Brand (a.k.a. Cupcake) and I started work on a photographing waterfalls how-to video. As so often happens with things I get involved with, it took much longer to finish than we had originally planned. But I am thrilled to announce that we are seeing the light at Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, June 8th, 2012

DOH! Lesson Learned!

Sun star on the Blue Ridge Parkway

So, how did it go with YOUR pictures of the Venus transit? Mine? Don’t ask! In my post on Sunday, I said I was going to try something a little different and photograph the transit just as I do when shooting sunstars. I had this vision of a tiny black spec on the face of the Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Photographing the Transit of Venus

Sunstar over New River in West Virginia

By now, most of you have heard about the transit of Venus that will occur on Tuesday or Wednesday. (If you haven’t, I’d like to come and visit you sometime. I enjoy spelunking!) Venus transits are among the rarest of celestial events, occurring in pairs eight years apart, but with the pairs separated by over Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

White Balance for Night Photographers

Few subjects generate as much confusion and debate in digital photography as does White Balance. When I first switched from film to digital, I was sweating bullets thinking about it. People were telling me that it was the most important thing I needed to learn and if I didn’t get it right, I was screwed. Read more... you know you want to.