CAPTURING THE BEST LIGHT AT LIGHT CITY

by Photography: City

Thanks to Light City Baltimore the Inner Harbor, Little Italy, and Hampden will be aglow throughout this weekend.  Light City Baltimore features intriguing displays, live music concerts, captivating performances, daytime conferences, a delicious gamut of food choices, and much more. Light City Baltimore, the first such ginormous light festival in the country, is brought to you by the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts. For full details and the schedule of events, see Light City Baltimore. Light City Baltimore will delight and excite folks of all ages. In particular, photographers will be thrilled with...

HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH ART IN PUBLIC SPACES – Part 1

by Street Art, Tutorial

A few colleagues and clients know that a combination of personal health issues and serious family matters have conspired over the past two+ years to draw me away from nature photography. Traveling back and forth multiple times across the country to support family members with life-threatening health conditions, move elderly parents into an assisted living facility, and visit grandchildren as often as possible on the other side of the country leaves little time for adventure in the great outdoors. However, I am able to make time to shoot in my own backyard, that is, I...

WINTER WONDERLAND

by Featured, Photography: City, Photography: Travel, Tutorial

While all the wintry weather this year may have you warming to the idea of becoming a Florida snow bird, it does give us photographers a chance to capture unique images close to home. I encourage you to dress in several layers, stuff chemical hand warmers in your coat pockets, place an extra camera battery in your pants pocket, and venture out in search of the extraordinary. Oh, and remember to pull a traction device on to your boots to prevent slipping and falling on the ice. Thanks to the bitter cold temperatures here in...

ICE CAPADES

by Photography: City, Photography: Travel

For several day temperatures had been hovering in the low 20’s, and the overnight forecast called for low winds. While I am not a big fan of Arctic clippers, I had been waiting for these weather conditions because they are ideal for ice to form in the Inner Harbor. Thus, last Sunday morning I dressed in multiple layers, stuffed chemical hand warmers and a Clif Bar in my coat pocket, grabbed my camera gear, and headed out at 6:00am. Mother Nature was quite cooperative. Not only did the skyline reflection sparkle across the icy surface...

Early Christmas presents

by Equipment, Featured

A few days ago a large box arrived from our friends in Germany stuffed with delicious gingerbread cookies, chocolate, marzipan, stollen, and gummi bears. We have exchanged gifts for the past 30 years, and my family and I look forward with mouthwatering anticipation to this annual holiday tradition. With equal excitement I await the arrival of my new Nikon D810. In my letter to Santa I told him my D300 had served as my workhorse camera for the past six or seven years. I explained that I needed to put Old Faithful out to pasture...