Show Your Work

When I was a kid in school, in math class once you got the math problem solved the teacher would say, "Show your work." If you were going to do the work, show it, show how you got there. I use that same phrase with photographers. "Show your work." What are you making it for... Continue Reading →

“What’s Your Plan For Those Pictures?”

I was at two different places this weekend documenting their demise, their conclusion, businesses calling it quits, wrapping it up, coming to an end. The first was a 95-year-old bar called the Miners Tavern in Erie Colorado whose last night open was Saturday due to its inability to staff the restaurant without raising wages high... Continue Reading →

My Photo Bag Contains No Tip Jar

As a working freelance photographer, you never know where your next gig will come from. One day you're photographing an architecture photograph or a political conference, the next day the president of the U.S. Yesterday, I was hired to photograph a 50th birthday party with Polynesian fire dancers that will get printed to remember the... Continue Reading →

You Don’t Have to Smile

I often tell that to my portrait subjects--no need to smile. I'd prefer they were being themselves rather than putting on the smile mask that we all learned to wear as a kid via "Say Cheese". There's nothing wrong with a genuine smile, but asking for it, or having them turn it on, I find... Continue Reading →

Taking It To The Streets

On my YouTube channel, I recently talked about how I want to get as fast with the Leica as I am with my trusty Nikons, having used them for the past 35 years. You do something for 35 years, you get pretty good at it. So, this weekend, I went out with the Leica M9... Continue Reading →

BTS (Behind The Scenes) Photos

Do you enjoy seeing the behind the scenes pictures from a photo shoot? I was out on a photowalk with my friend Paul, I was using my Rolleiflex and he was shooting his Nikon F 35mm camera. I had black and white Ilford HP5 loaded, and he was shooting Kodak color film. My goal was... Continue Reading →

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