Taking Photographs at Familiar and Unfamiliar Locations Series: Part 1

October 27, 2017
This series of blog posts have to do with photographing familiar places vs. unfamiliar places. What I want to archive is discussing some of the advantages and disadvantages of both and introduce the reader to some wonderful places to photograph. Familiar Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia Valley Falls State Park is the second closes park t...
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Essential Gear: Part 4

October 25, 2017
In this episode of essential gear… Zipper Bags! Zipper bags for the Landscape / Nature Photographer. They come in a verity of different sizes, Gallon, quart, snack, sandwich, etc… I consider these essential photography gear. Protection Learn from your mistakes is what they say and well I learned a lesson. You car keys are no longer a simple...
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Essential Gear: Part 3

June 01, 2015
Probably the most essential of all the essential gears, If I have my camera with me or not I always have a: First Aid Kit When I am out taking photos or driving around in my car, there is always a first aid kit close at hand. Camera Bag or Backpack Kit: On a photo shot I always carry around a small first aid kit with me. It’s in my camera bag fo...
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Breaking out the film

March 30, 2015
Yes you read that right, Film in this digital age. I order some Kodak Tri-X and breaking out the old 35 mm camera. Thinking of using my Canon AE-1 (the photos on this blog post are not mine by the way). Why you might ask the use of film, for fun and for a refresher. I believe if you want to teach a person how to use a Camera an older 35mm...
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Essential Gear: Part 2

February 26, 2015
In the next action packed blog entry on my Essential Gear… Micro Crampons (aka trail crampons, aka, micro spikes) Let me be blunt, I Iove my Micro Crampons, and the ones I use are Kahtoola Micro Spikes. There are other brands and if you are interested in a pair, do a little research and find the one that best meet your needs. I keep my Micros...
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