Bisti Wilderness

Bisti Wilderness

The Bisti Wilderness located south of Farmington, New Mexico is one of those special places on earth that never looks the same.  I’ve been here several times now, both in winter and summer, and find that it is tremendously influenced by light.  The influence is...
The Sky in the Landscape

The Sky in the Landscape

The sky in the landscape determines whether or not you’ve captured the great shot.  The light, the clouds–they matter.   You could say that every landscape photo is essentially a picture of the sky with some other thing added.   And if the sky is drab, so...
Night Photography

Night Photography

In a recent visit to the Southwest, I was able to shoot night photography at Joshua Tree National Park as well as at Rhyolite Ghost Town near Death Valley National Park.  Both of these are good locations for night photography thanks to the dark skies.   To take night...
Death Valley Photography

Death Valley Photography

                      Death Valley photography is sure to excite anyone interested in landscape photography.  The stark and colorful landscape is quite varied.  Death Valley is a large National Park, and has many distinct areas.  Perhaps best known are the salt flats...
Palouse Photography

Palouse Photography

Palouse photography is catching on.  People around the world are seeing the work of some of the locals like Charlie Gurche and Nick Page and they are starting to see the Palouse as a bona fide destination.  Of course, going out with a professional photographer on a...
Back Button Focus

Back Button Focus

Most photographers rely on the shutter to activate autofocus.  Press the shutter half way, and the camera focuses, then press it all the way to fire the shutter. Ever have a situation in low light where the autofocus struggles?  Same story in low contrast?  Or...