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. We had a very fun full day of photography and I’m pleased that the feedback has been extremely positive. Continue reading “2016 Portrait Lighting Techniques 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 Follow-up”
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”
I’m really looking forward to kicking off the workshop season with what turned out to be one of my favorite workshops last year: The Midwest Winter Landscape. It’s coming up soon, on February 7! Continue reading “First Workshop of 2015: The Midwest Winter Landscape”
All-new workshops, studio seminars, and instructional photo tours!
Happy New Year! I’m happy to announce my new 2015 workshop offerings. Full details can be found over on my workshop website, Peterson Photo Workshops. For this upcoming yera, I have dramatically updated the format and content of each workshop. Continue reading “2015 Workshop Series Announced!”
Just a few weeks ago, my 2014 field workshop series came to a fabulous finale. An outstanding group of photographers joined me at Iowa’s gorgeous Ledges State Park for my annual Autumn Color Photography workshop. I’ve been holding this workshop here for several years, and have found both the location to be tremendously popular with the participants and the Iowa DNR organization excellent to work with. Continue reading “2014 Autumn Color Workshop”
So as usual, it’s been a while since I’ve posted to this blog. What a frantically busy season! While I logged in today to post on another subject, I immediately noticed my last post below, in which I posted some photos of my oldest daughter’s high-school homecoming group of friends from last autumn. This reminded me that I had just recently photographed my next-oldest daughter in a similar situation, with two of her “besties” prior to this fall’s homecoming dance. It’s her sophomore year of high-school, and she and a big group of friends gathered for dinner and to attend the Homecoming Dance as a large entourage. Continue reading “Group portrait fun, revisited”