Germans visiting the Wave

Germans visiting the Wave

I have spent the better part of a month hiking the Southwest desert for every year the past 10 years.  I have had many encounters with Europeans, since they are very aware of the Wave and other spectacular sites in the desert. Germans visiting the Wave are commonly...
The Tripod Choice

The Tripod Choice

When you see a camera on a tripod at the Grand Canyon (or anywhere else), do you think to yourself,”What a nerd.  That’s useless” ?  Or perhaps just “Why bother?” Those of us using tripods really do not have in mind using them as free...
Cropping a Photo:  Getting the Cash Crop

Cropping a Photo: Getting the Cash Crop

Cropping a photo correctly is money in the bank for a photographer.  Even if you are shooting a cell phone picture, you likely have a crop tool readily available.  With this tool you can select the finished contents of the frame and discard the rest.   This can help...
My Favorite Martian

My Favorite Martian

  It seems obvious that when we’re composing a photograph that we need to look at what is in the frame of that photo, and pay attention to the photo background.  However, this is often overlooked in practice and can lead to some humorous shots with unexpected...