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Beautiful butterfly lighting

While working on a full product catalog photography shoot, one of the fun things I’ve been able to do is use some classic portraiture lighting techniques, like the butterfly lighting in the photo on the ...

Pearls luster photographs

Pearls have been one of the most difficult things to photograph I’ve run into yet. Bison being aggressive toward me were nothing compared to these tiny little round spheres. My first photos were too ...

Diamond Necklaces

I’m enjoying studio photography and had the chance to photograph Kelly’s diamond necklace by Christian Tse today.  I made the first image on black to make the piece stand out.  It was actually ...

Death hike into Grand Teton National Park

For the first night in nearly a week, the sky was clear in Grand Teton National Park. With the storms and snow blowing through in late September, hiking up and around the Teton Crest Trail had looked pretty ...

Prep for teaching: Watch at the South Pole

One thing I had been meaning to do for a while was photograph the watch It’s Jackson Time, one of my expedition sponsors, provided me with.  Ted, the owner, was very good and made sure I had an ...

Guts of Antarctic Tears rough draft complete

Finally!  After months of working on my book manuscript of Antarctic Tears in Scrivener, I have completed the first rough draft.  There’s the surrounding material still to fill in (foreword, epilogue, ...

10,000 words per day?

Right now I’m targeting 2,500 words per day in the final push to have the first draft of the manuscript done prior to the end of the month.  I thought that was pretty good, as it translates to about 8 ...

On a long journey

The book continues to move forward. There are a dizzying array of things to think of for a first draft. I’m sure my editor will come up with far more than I could have imagined, too. ...

Just because he has a fancy home and talks fast…

While doing a little reading on the Spray and Pray photography method people always joke about, I came up with a name – David Jay.  After a little reading, it seems he (used to) sell a 10 step approach ...

Masters of the darkroom

These two articles bring me back to my 4×5 and 35mm darkroom printing days: Magnum and the Dying Art of Darkroom Printing Marked Up Photographs Show How Iconic Prints Were Edited in the Darkroom My dad, ...

Jackson Hole Roller Derby

Last night the Jackson Hole Roller Derby Juggernauts, normally the Valley Vixens and Grizzly Belles, became the Heros and Villains in what was their last match of the season.  They have competed all ...

Go take a flying leap

Taking a flying leap into the next level of riding an working out almost put me into the worst pit for long-distance athletes.  The hell of injured hamstrings.  Of all muscles to kill off and develop trouble ...