What’s New

Dear Fellow Shutterbug,

I had a very active spring, with workshops in Key West, La Jolla, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Richmond and Washington DC, capped off with a terrific ten-day travel photography workshop in Holland. We got see the vast Dutch bulb fields, some charming villages and the Floriade exposition, which takes place every ten years. You can read the article we wrote on Holland and check some of the images in the “New Shoots” at right.

In the past, I used to run many location-based workshops but it was difficult to get film processed and returned for our review sessions. The digital revolution has changed all that. Now it’s easy to bring along a laptop and projector so participants can easily edit and share their work the very same day.

This has enhanced the learning experience immeasurably and encouraged me to add more travel-related workshops. In fact, I’m already planning one to South India next January, based on the interest expressed by a number of participants. I’ve been to India several times and find the Hindu temples and colorful markets of South India visually rich and culturally fascinating. If you’d like more information about this travel photography workshop, email me at [email protected] and I’ll make sure you get the information.

Anne and I have also begun writing a series of articles on travel photography. The first one grew out of our recent trip to Italy’s magnificent Amalfi Coast. You can read the article and you can check some additional images from that trip in the “New Shoots” to the right.

Some other recent articles you might want to check are:

  • What Everybody Ought to Know About Flash for Fantastic Flower Photography
  • 3 proven flower lighting techniques for beautiful macro photography
  • Gearing up for Classy Close-ups

Our next article will be on Vietnam featuring images from our 2011 trip to Southeast Asia. I’ll add the link once the article is posted. Do let me know what you think of our articles and send me ideas for other articles you’d like us to write.

My photo exhibit at The Studios of Key West was a big success with most of the prints sold. The bird images sold out completely and the ones of trees also sold well. If you want to purchase one of my prints for yourself or as a gift, just let me know. You can select from any images on my web site or tell me what you are looking for and I’ll find what you need. I can make the print whatever size you need so just get in touch.

I have a full schedule of fall workshops planned, as you’ll see below. I’ll be in many parts of the country and I look forward to seeing some old friends and making new ones. I hope you’ll find something that appeals to you and please let your photographer friends know about my offerings. Sign up and let’s have some fun photographing and learning together!

All the best,