March 22, 2016

Anatomy Of A Photo Shoot Program

On April 12, I will be presenting my program Anatomy of a Photo Shoot at the Creative Circus in Atlanta. Hope you can join us there. For more information go to 

November 13, 2015

Fall Colors 2015

Very nice Fall color at Gibbs Garden Georgia this year. Sorry to see it end……

August 17, 2015

Photoshop World 2015 Las Vegas

        Just back from teaching at another Photoshop World conference. Helene and I had a very busy time as usual. Got to hang out with some great friends while making new ones every day. This years single PSW conference was held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Conference Center in sunny Las Vegas. It was 100+ degrees outside, but that didn't slow things down inside. We spent the little free time we had  hanging with our friends Angela and Tim Wallace, Randy Van Duinen, Judy and Eddie Tapp, Jack Reznicki, and all the Kelby gang.
       It started out with a Canon live shoot pre-con class that was taught by Eddie, Jack, and myself held off site at a large Las Vegas studio. Attendees photographed models and then turned their favorite shots in for a competition. The winner received a new Canon 5DMIII and 24-104mm lens at the opening program.

 Each of us ran a different set and helped the attendees with their posing and lighting techniques. 

 They worked quickly on their laptop computers to meet the final turn in deadline.

 Eddie demo's a lighting set up with his model

 The start of the conference is always a big production. This years conference theme was based on Wayne's World.

 Opening program was standing room only as things got started.

Rock band Rebel Soul played at the opening and Tuesday night party.

 The trade show was busy with lighting demos, programs, and opportunities to try out new equipment.

For the last 15 years, I have had the pleasure of hosting and presenting at the Art of Photography panel. A group of us including Dave Black, Moose Peterson, Joe McNally, Jay Maisel, Julieanne Kost, Joe Glyda, and Jeremy Cowart make presentations over a two hour class.

 All of us are alway honored to be on this panel and I introduce each presentation.

The Strip has grown beyond belief in the last few years. All kinds of new buildings and hotels.
Got to try my new 50MP Canon 5D Mark III SR camera on some night shots.

 Helene and I got to see two Cirque Du Soleil shows on this trip. Seeing the Beatles LOVE for the 2nd time, and seeing the Michael Jackson ONE was a big highlight for us. Very cool shows.

 Driving on the Strip on a Friday Night....  Not going anywhere too fast...

 See you next year!


May 23, 2015

Weekend at the Silo City Workshop

                 This past weekend I had the pleasure of helping photographer Mark Maio with his Buffalo Historic Grain Elevator and Ward Pumping Station Photographic Workshop. It was a nice treat to myself as it was my birthday as well. We had a large group ready to take advantage of the access Mark has arranged to photograph there. It’s the coolest collection of pealing paint and rusty things you could imagine. Attendees all did different types of images there from I-phone shooting to the most high tech digital camera backs provided by Chris Snipes of Capture Integration. From light painting, and HDR imaging, to shooting models in the grain elevators, everybody was engaged in creating images. I came back with 54 gigs of RAW files to play with. Here are a few of my fist images.  Hope you can come to the next one….   Enjoy…..

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Photographer Jack Reznicki composes an image in the belt room
Mark loves his Leica
Shooting at the Historic Ward Water Pumping station was one of my favorite places


Jack took a nice group photo of all of us...  
Having too much fun on my birthday!....