Sometime during the night, the snow began to fall and, by morning, it showed no signs of letting up. Looking out across the yard through groggy eyes, I remember feeling the same swirl of excitement I felt as a little kid growing up in southern Illinois. Snow day! Time to find the boots, the gloves, the sock hat; time to get out there and look around; time to play. Continue reading Gifts and Graces
As sundown approaches, we are accustomed to thinking photography is about to end for the day. We scramble the last few minutes to capture the remaining daylight inside our cameras. Continue reading End of Day Photography
A few years ago, most photographers made the transition from standard definition to high definition in the presentation of still and motion photography. We may now want to consider 4K, or ultrahigh definition, devices Continue reading Are You 4k Ready?
Have you ever noticed the first item saved when home fire or disaster occurs? People usually value family photos above other possessions. Also, in family estate settlements, distribution of family photos can be a contested activity. Continue reading Archiving and Sharing Film-Based Photos
A few years ago, a magazine interviewed me about my photographic pursuits. We discussed my beginning in photography and evolution into nature photography.
While in the U. S. Army during the late 1960s, I interned with a commercial photographer working in the color lab and studio in addition to assisting with wedding photography. Continue reading The Image Behind the Story
Sometimes it pays to act on impulse. In February of this year I was anxious to get back to nature photography after three weeks photographing three granddaughters under two years of age. With good timing, my wife called me in to view an NBC News clip about ice caves on Lake Superior. Little did she know I was about to go on another winter photo trip. Antarctica doesn’t count because that was December of last year. Continue reading Ice Caves
One of the benefits of belonging to an organization such as RMOWP is the exchange of ideas. Over the years, I have come to appreciate concepts introduced and reinforced by RMOWP members. Continue reading The Exchange of Ideas