Akaka Falls - Big Island - Hawaii, USA

Light and Layers

Akaka falls is located just North of Hilo on the Big Island…
Pony Tail Falls, Oregon

Am I An Effective Landscape Photographer?

We are not talking about improving your technical or processing skills. This is about your effectiveness as a photographer in the field.

Photographing Rainbows with a Circular Polarizer

The traditional use for circular polarizer in photography…
Breaking Wave

Color or Monochrome?

When I decide to convert an image to monotone, it's usually because…
Hawai'i, USA

LOOK Before you Shoot.

I know. That seems obvious. As a pro, you'd think I'd know…
Grand Tetons National Park, Wyoming (WY), USA

Before and After: Grand Tetons

This was the view outside our tent when we went camping deep…
color balance tips

How to Choose the Right White Balance

No matter how carefully I compose my shot in-camera, I will always - ALWAYS - check my white balance settings during post processing.
Zabriskie Point, Death Valley National Park - California, USA

How to Photograph the Moon

It can be tough to photograph the moon with a foreground. Here are few ideas to get you started.
Hakalau - Big Island - Hawai'i, USA

Light Matters

Pay attention to the light. Maybe you think light isn't very important in this shot. But I'll argue that light is critically important to this photograph.
Frozen in Time

Tips for Photographing Tiny Subjects

Photographing tiny subjects like this is tough. Even with a macro lens, it is hard to get the shot you envision.