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What I Learned from My Best Photographs of 2016

I’ve decided to share my ten best images of 2016, and some thoughts on each. I wanted to narrow it down to just five images, but it was too difficult to choose! Before I reveal the images, and their associated insights, let me explain the “Why” and the “How” of a yearly image review.

December 25th, 2016|Articles|

Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II plus Canon EF 2x extender Image Quality

Stephen asks: Am I severely handicapping myself, resolution wise, by using a Canon 70-200 f2.8 II with a Canon 2x converter on my Canon 7d mark2?

December 23rd, 2016|Articles, Equipment and Gear|

Field Report: Bald Eagle Photography in Hood Canal

In mid June of this year, I took a trip to Hood Canal to photograph Bald Eagles. Hood Canal (which is actually a fjord, not a canal) is part of the Puget Sound, in Washington state. Eagles, herons, gulls, and other birds congregate in this area every spring, when fish are spawning.

July 30th, 2016|Articles, Field Reports, Videos|

The Power of Local Edits – Part 3 – Noise Reduction and Sharpening

In this video, I present information and tips about using Local Edits for Noise Reduction and Sharpening, in fine art nature photography. Take more control of the editing process and increase your image quality!

June 2nd, 2016|Post Processing, Tutorials, Videos|

How to NOT Get Scammed When Selling Camera Gear on eBay

Don't get scammed when selling gear on eBay! Recently I was targeted by a scammer, but I pulled the plug before they could succeed. Here's how to identify a scammer and what to do about it!

May 28th, 2016|Articles|

The Power of Local Edits – Part 2 – Color

In this video, I present information and tips about using Local Edits for Color in fine art nature photography. I give a lot of great pro tips and knowledge, so check it out, and step up your editing game!

April 23rd, 2016|Post Processing, Tutorials, Videos|