New Gallery: Belgium
Mar28

New Gallery: Belgium

I really love Belgium. The people, the scenery, the fact that it’s not super touristy (relative to some places in Europe), and of course the beer. Seeing that I’ve been to Belgium twice now, it’s about time I added a gallery. Head on over to my Belgium Gallery to check it out. Belgium Gallery For more writing on Belgium, and to find out what it’s like to travel there, see these posts: A Photographic Journey...

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Dramatic Light Photography
Mar22

Dramatic Light Photography

One of the best ways to improve any photo is to use dramatic light. Sunrises and sunsets provide the best and most reliable opportunities for good photographs in dramatic light. I always get a rush when I see a beautiful sunset or sunrise on the road. Experiencing a new location under beautiful light is just as important to me as is exploring the city or landscape, visiting the cafes, and meeting new people. I’m not content to...

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Neutral is Boring, Why HDR Sucks, and A World in Color
Jan25

Neutral is Boring, Why HDR Sucks, and A World in Color

Happy New Year! Hello everyone and Happy (belated) New Year! I needed a break from this site, so I took one. I love pictures and writing about travel, but it was getting far too tedious to update this thing once, twice, sometimes as often as three times a week. Going forward it’ll be less about quantity and more about quality. If I can only manage one post a month then so be it, so long as it’s a good one. Now, I realize...

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Top 56 Shots of 2013
Dec28

Top 56 Shots of 2013

I’ll keep this short and sweet: Here are my personal top 56 photos from 2013. Presented in no particular order…         This was an early morning shot of climbers hiking up to Thorong La Pass in Nepal. Altitude was approx. 16,500 feet.   This shot was included because I think it says a lot about India in one frame: trash on the streets, a lone cow at night, and an autorickshaw passing by. Evidence...

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Taking Pictures in Brussels
Dec21

Taking Pictures in Brussels

I already wrote a good bit about Brussels (and why I love it) at my friend Michael Hodson’s website Go See Write: A Photographic Journey Through Belgium’s Christmas Markets Rather than say the same thing here, I’ll let the pictures do the talking. Last in my series of Belgium Christmas Market posts,  here’s Brussels in all its December glory:                 As I’ve...

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Understanding Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO
Nov23

Understanding Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO

Your Camera Needs Light Like that prissy little Goldilocks and her porridge, your camera needs just the right amount of light to capture a good exposure. Too much light and your photos will be washed out, overly bright, and lacking detail. Too little light and your photos will be too dark to see anything. Between pure darkness and staring at the sun (don’t do that), our world presents a near infinite range of brights and darks,...

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