It’s officially winter tomorrow – Thursday, December 21, 2017 – even though the mostly-very-warm fall we’ve experienced in the Upper Midwest makes it seem like winter can’t really be here yet. So even though temps are in the 40s and we haven’t seen any snow yet this season, I’m going to kick off winter with some winter landscape photographs. Continue reading “Rock, Ice, and Snow”
Minja is a Minneapolis- based model with whom I enjoyed shooting recently. She stopped by to create some studio lifestyle looks, and here are some favorites from our session. Continue reading “In the studio with Minja”
This is the first installment of an occasional series I plan to post. Over the years I have encountered several subjects that I especially enjoy photographing. Subjects that when I pass an interesting specimen, I usually stop to photograph it at all possible. This interest has created ongoing themes in my personal photography over the years – and in some cases decades. Continue reading “Favorite Subjects: Bicycles”
TL;DR “I was gone, now I’m back. Hi!”
Thanks for stopping by to check out this long-neglected blog. I started blogging back when I was selling my fine-art photography on the art festival circuit a number of years ago, but never really got too engaged with blogging itself. More recently, I mostly blogged about Continue reading “New Directions”
It’s been a while since I’d offered a portrait lighting techniques workshop, and I was thrilled that a fabulous assortment of photographers came together for the one I offered this fall in West Des Moines, Iowa. The group ranged from experienced portrait artists, to photographers of other genres wanting to learn some portrait skills. Continue reading “2016 Portrait Lighting Techniques Workshop Report”
After a fun spring season of classroom and field workshops, one of the highlights of my summer was exploring my favorite stretch of Lake Superior’s North Shore in Minnesota, with a great group of workshop photographers in my North Shore Instructional Photo Tour. Our group met up in Beaver Bay, Minnesota, on a Thursday evening, and we photographed numerous locations through Sunday at noon. Continue reading “Lake Superior North Shore Photo Tour Report”
I’m pleased to finally be able to post a workshop report for my Spring Wildflowers & Landscape Photography Workshop. The sold-out class took place in early May, and was made up of a very solid group of photographers ranging from beginner to very experienced enthusiasts. It was a very fun group with which to work.
As always at my field workshops, we started early in the day at 6:30am in order to photograph during the peak morning light. And we were not disappointed! Meeting once again at Berry Woods south of Des Moines, Iowa Continue reading “2016 Spring Wildflowers & Landscape Photography Workshop Report”
It’s been a crazy couple of months here at MSPP, and while the world is thinking “spring” I feel like I’m still trying to wrap up winter. Is it March yet? (I know, I know, we’re halfway through April).
Regardless, I’ve wanted to share some info and some of the awesome photos created by participants in my February “The Midwest Winter Landscape” workshop. We had a Continue reading “2016 Winter Landscape Workshop Report”
I’ve been invited to teach a couple of landscape photography sessions at Story County (Iowa) Conservation’s second-annual “Natural Exposure” event coming up June 6 at McFarland County Park in Ames, Iowa. McFarland Park is a beautiful, large county park that I frequent regularly for excellent Midwest nature photography subjects. Continue reading ““Natural Exposure” event appearance added to calendar ~ June 6″
We ended up with a beautiful, sunny day for my annual Midwest Winter Landscape workshop this month, and now that participants have had a chance to edit and post some photos created during the event, I’m thrilled to post this blog follow-up. Continue reading “Winter Workshop Follow-up”