An easy way to improve photo composition

One of my chief concerns whenever I’m out creating photographs is making sure that I compose in such a way that directs the viewer’s eye. Effectively using leading lines and vanishing points is a surefire way to do this but I’ve also found that another great way to improve photo composition is by incorporating contrasting elements. Traditionally, we think of […]

By |Sep 18th, 2014|

The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings IV

Ruckel Creek Falls is a great place to visit if you’re trying to get a handle on this type of nature photography. It’s a short walk from the main parking area at the Eagle Creek Trail, right off of I84, and doesn’t require navigating any tough terrain to get to. A lot of the additions to my Path of Least Resistance study […]

By |Sep 10th, 2014|

Bandon on my mind

I’m about 90 minutes away from board a flight back down to Las Vegas to attend my 10th Photoshop World show and all I can think about is Face Rock sitting on the shore in Bandon, OR. I’ve only been to Bandon once, coincidentally with my good bud, Matt Kloskowski, one of the key instructors at Photoshop World. Who knows? […]

By |Sep 2nd, 2014|

Little ZigZag Falls

The trail that leads to Little ZigZag Falls is one of my favorite that I’ve found so far in the Pacific Northwest. It’s one of those places where the trail name truly is representative. All throughout the walk to the main falls is a creek that zigs and zags in all sorts of wonderful angles and directions. Some parts are […]

By |Aug 29th, 2014|

The Path of Least Resistance, Groupings III

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of returning back to Little ZigZag Falls, near the town of Rhododendron, with Nicole, Karen Hutton, and her husband, Joe Dolister. In addition to spending some time capturing the serene beauty of this area, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Karen for an upcoming episode of her web-series, The Chat with Karen […]

By |Aug 25th, 2014|

Create For Yourself

I know that this piece of advice has been shared many times before by me and by many other helpful people, but it warrants sharing again. Simply, create for yourself. Create whatever and however you want to create, on your terms. Share your creations with the world not for the paper-thin and fleeting affirmation of others, not for that ridiculous +1 […]

By |Aug 23rd, 2014|