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‘Best’ of 2012

Here on the last day of 2012 I have compiled a ‘Best’ of reel (I use the term ‘best’ loosely) These images represent my creative journey this year, and while I may have shot better work, these are some of my favorites. Click on an image to enter the slide show and enjoy…they are in approximately the following order…compositions, disco-tec, studio portrait, location portrait, critters…


F+ Pan 50

A fine film stock, for a fine morning…Nikon FM, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Ilford F+ Pan 50

Just Another Stranger Portrait

While shooting the monthly Visual Collective Free PhotoBooth, I captured a quick portrait of this gentleman. He was standing in our backdrop but didn’t realize it, so I ditched the pocket wizard, opened up to f/3ish and grabbed some nice light provided by open shade.

tvC::Photo Walk::May 2012

This afternoon, as is our last Sunday tradition, The Visual Collective had some lunch and took a little photo-centric stroll. This month there was an art show at Wheeler Park in downtown Flagstaff. Everything from photos, to painting of all kinds, hand-made soaps, knives and everything in between.

As I am prone to doing, I took some ‘street portraits’. Above is Ed Wzientek, who crafts hand-made knives out of everything from rail-road spikes to old metal files. Hit the link for more from this great afternoon… Continue reading

Re-Post:: What’s In Your Camera Bag.

Here is a post I wrote for The Visual Collective blog, and thought some of my readers might be interested. Hit the link for the full text…


Pano Pandemonium

Lots and lots of panoramas in the last few weeks. Here are a few examples of the more successful ones. Above is a ruined building at Rholyte, Nev. I believe this is 4 or 5 images. Be sure to click the images to see them a little larger. (most of these are between 70-150″ long in full size, and had to be massively downscaled for web.)

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tvC::Digital Vision::Death Valley 2012

Having recently posted photos of everyone who joined The Visual Collective crew in Death Valley, it is time to post some of the images I captured while there. Hit the link to see more… Continue reading

tvC::Daily Affirmations::Death Valley 2012

At the conclusion of yet another adventure with thevisualCollective, and as has become our tradition, I present you with the ‘Daily Affirmations::Death Valley 1.1’ If you are wondering why the above image has a pixelated look, it is because it is presented in glorious 3-D. Click the image to open it in a new window and experience portraiture in all three dimensions.

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tvC Photo Walk::February 2012

Once again thevisualCollective has departed on our newest monthly activity. Cameras in hand, we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past…wait no, it went more like the above photo, less like Fitzgerald…

In my opinion if you aren’t laying on the ground taking pics you are probably doing it wrong. Hit the link to see a slide show of images from this months installment.

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Compositionally Speaking Of Course…

This week my students in Photo 181 were required to shoot images representing ‘Rules of Composition.’ A lot of them did really well, some not so much…Busy compositions, camera shake and things creeping into the corners of frames were common issues. They were prompted to keep an eye out for things like, texture, form, patterns/symmetry, lines, depth, perspective, rule-of-thirds etc. etc.

In an on-going effort to practice what I preach and actually shoot what I assign, here are a few images I shot for this assignment. Hit the link to view everything…

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