• Cariboo
  • Churn Creek – it’s rising quickly

    For the past three weeks I have made a trip out to Churn Creek Protected Area to photograph in the grasslands. Churn Creek drains from the Camelsfoot Range, travels through the protected area, and empties out into the Fraser River near the Gang Ranch. During this time period, warm summer weather has come to central […]

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  • Photography is more about the Experience

      Photography is more about the Experience Last week, friend Mike Duffy and I headed out to Churn Creek which empties out of the Chilcotin Ark into the mid-Fraser River Canyon. It was a relaxing drive, and we stopped whenever one saw something that piqued our interest photographically. Slowly driving through bench lands above the […]

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  • Appreciating the Quality of Light

    Appreciating the Quality of Light Last week, friend Mike Duffy and I went for a walk in Centennial Park with our cameras. We thought we would make a few images before stopping for a Friday morning cup of coffee. As we approached the waterfall, we noticed the back-lit spray was silhouetting the foreground vegetation and […]

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  • Creative Vision and a Sense of Place

    Creative Vision and a Sense of Place A key aspect to developing one’s personal vision in photography, is to acquire a profound Sense of Place for a chosen landscape.  Deep understanding comes by frequently visiting and exploring a place that is personally meaningful over a long period of time. One becomes familiar with different weather patterns […]

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  • Feeling Uncomfortable as an Artist

      Being creative takes courage. When we create, we are making something original and that usually means we are stepping outside our comfort zone into the unknown. For most of us, this means feeling a little intimidated and uncomfortable. Last week when I was in town (100 Mile House), I had an extra hour before my […]

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  • Artistic Photography

    Artistic Photography Rainforest – a documentary view Whenever I go for a walk, as I did in the above rainforest, I see the world around me as it is. The world as it is, however, is not necessarily based on realism, it is also based on imagination. That’s the reason for enjoying the arts and […]

  • Central Coast
  • Why Take a Workshop?

      Why Take a Photographic Workshop? Teaching a photographic workshop is a privilege, not because of f-stops, shutter speeds, and secret techniques to produce ‘wow’ images, but because we discuss photography as art. In our workshops the emphasis is on art, and creativity, because this is what provides us with a meaningful and rewarding life. […]

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  • A Birthday Walk

    If I had apprenticed under Ansel Adams, I am sure I would have been greatly influenced by his attention to image detail and the ‘Group F-64’.  On my personal journey, however, I was influenced more by painting artists. My grand-mother painted, my father painted, and my younger sister and her husband were both professional painting artists. Together, […]