Everyone wants a drone but the reality is that $1,000 and really more like $2,500 after accessories, a gimbal mount, extra propellers, etc. is a lot of money. But, being able to take aerial photos without renting a helicopter is very attractive proposition. I was reminiscing with an old friend this week about flying those
I try to keep some thoughts to myself and not be too critical of anything or anybody but sometimes it is awfully hard to remain silent. This is one of those times. During my just concluded trip to the deserts of Southern California, I was shocked by the less than admirable behavior by some photographers
Without light, there is no photography and one of the most interesting aspects of light is how it acts as both a particle and a wave. It was one of Albert Einstein’s great insights. While scientists have confirmed the dual nature of light in the laboratory, they haven’t been able to observe both behaviors at
One of the best ways to learn how to make great photographs is to look at great photographs and, once a year, we have an opportunity to view some of the best press photos when World Press Photo announces the winners of its annual photo contest. WPP announced the winners of the 58th annual World Press
Until this last weekend, I had been completely focused on work, the ongoing requirements of daily life, and other people’s tribulations for almost six months. In other words, I had been in a creative rut. It had even been a few weeks since I had my camera out of its bag! However, after a just
Sunrise at Rehoboth Beach, DE, at 5:35 am. Nikon D800, f/22 at 25 seconds, ISO 100, 24-70mm f/2.8 at 32mm, WB Daylight.
The Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America: Architectural Marvels and Sprawling Gardens field trip was held last weekend and Elliot Stern, the instructor, has published a report and some of the student’s images on his blog.
The Blue Bells: The Beginning of Spring field trip was held last weekend at Bull Run Regional Park and Elliot Stern, the instructor, has published a report and some of the student’s images on his blog.
Selfies are huge on social networking sites. The word selfie was declared by none other than the highly respected Oxford Dictionary as the word of the year for 2013. For those of you who don’t know what a selfie is (there are some people who don’t), it is, according the Oxford Dictionary, “a photograph that
The last weekend in March, the School of Creative Photography held its annual workshop on black and white photography in Baltimore, MD. The students were a small but hardy bunch. While enduring wind and rain on Saturday and Sunday, they caught some quintessential black and white images of Baltimore. On Friday, we visited Housewerks, an architectural salvage
I have never been a big iPhoneographer. I have occasionally taken images with my iPhone in the past but I have generally looked at the iPhone camera as an “emergency” camera to only be used in the absence of one of my big Nikons. I crave the control given me by my Nikons to set