Category Archives: Techniques


Composite Imagery

Composites are built by taking very aspects of images and blending them together, seamlessly, to create a wholly unique image. Compositing enables the photographer to go back through their image catalogue and identify images that […]

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Reworking Old Images

I don’t know about everyone else, but I enjoy going back and rethinking and reworking old images. It’s not that I don’t have current work that I could or rather should focus on, because I […]

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Changing Skies

A few years ago I wrote a blog titled “Shoot the Sky.” In this blog, I advocated taking every opportunity to capture images of beautiful, dramatic skies. Now, I have put together a video on […]

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements

Hi Folks! Just a quick message… Textures and Blending On Wednesday, April 9, I will be speaking at the McLean Camera Club, 7:30 – 9PM. My presentation will be on the use of textures, including […]

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Long Exposures

Long exposure images can create an almost surreal effect, evoking emotional responses, such as calm, peacefulness, and even angst, depending on the image. Creating these images can be a challenge and generally requires certain gear, […]

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Spinning Wool #2

What can I say… spinning wool is mesmerizing… visualize a huge sparkler mixed with a small volcano… well maybe not exactly.. but it is close. There is danger involved… the flying pieces of flaming wool […]

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Panning is the technique of capturing an image of a subject in motion, while keeping that subject in focus. This is achieved by moving the camera in a horizontal plane in unison with the subject […]

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Spinning Wool

 The other evening, I had the opportunity to hang out with friends and play with fire. A few years ago, I stumbled across some images of these amazing scenes with fire flying in all directions. […]

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I have blogged about transformation of images many times, as there are so many different processes by which we can transform our images. This time though, I would like to discuss the transformation of ourselves. […]

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Texture Tutorial!

Today’s blog is a tutorial on the use of textures. Often we see texture added to images of flowers or landscapes with bland skies. Although these types of images are awesome for texture use, for […]

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