• A walk down Park Avenue in New York would be a lot of fun anytime, especially Fathers’ Day, but a walk down Park Avenue Canyon in Arches National Park was a great treat. Annie and I braved the 105 degree temps (but it was a dry heat:-)) to be amazed by the stunning vistas and tiny critters that make up the canyon….


  • Having been to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon before we decided to spend a few days at the North Rim this trip. Especially since we are traveling in June which we knew would be packed full in both places. For those considering a trip there and wondering which to visit if you don’t have time for both here are our thoughts… 

    Grand Canyon North Rim looking at Transept CanyonGrand Canyon North Rim looking at Transept Canyon

  • While my daughter Annie and I travel around the West visiting parks and historic sites we like to make sure and find one or two lesser known parks on each of our travel days. Annie is particularly good at finding these and yesterday was no exception, with a great slot canyon hike at Capitol Reefs and a quick visit to Natural Bridges National Monument, a true hidden gem…

  • High dyanmic range (HDR) photographs often tend to have a certain “over the top” look. Much of the time it only detracts from what might otherwise be a great natural image. But sometimes that look can really help your image communicate…

  • When most of us think of pictures of grapes we conjure up visions of large, plump fruit with an attractive sheen of moisture. But early in the season at the vineyard grapes are tiny little pods of green seeds. So when I spent the morning photographing a local vineyard I had to think of a different way to draw attention to them…

  • Even though I’ve had an Infrared converted D70 for over a year (converted for me by LifePixel, who I highly recommend) but I am still amazed by how differently some scenes appear in Infrared. In particular, the worse the light often the better the IR. This morning once again my IR camera saved a portion of my shoot…

  • Starting with trying to capture your child’s first steps creating great images of kids in action is a lifelong and challenging task. Children’s sports are heavily photographed by parents, but usually without much success. In this article we’ll give you some tips on how to get the best images you can at sporting events…

  • Many of us who have wound up in photography wish we could be artists. And while automated computer tools will hopefully never be a substitute for human talent each year there are some new, cool processing options for our digital images which add artistic effects. This year’s leading contender in my book is the new HDR Toning filter in Adobe Photoshop CS5…