Traveling Light

Having traveled more in the last five years than in all of the previous forty three, I finally feel like I have found a comfort zone as a traveling photographer. Though lugging far less gear, I'm still protected with backups for critical items. Looking back just four years, there is now a huge difference in …

Cuba: Traveling Light, Chasing Light

I've just returned from a week in Havana, Cuba. Without an official assignment of any kind I found myself wandering the streets with absolute minimal gear, looking for and studying light. Consciously paying more attention to light is something I have been working on, and I can't imagine a better place to indulge that effort …

Bluebirds and Stink Bugs

We have a bluebird nest in our backyard. There are two fledglings, and this is their dad. To me, bluebirds have always had a specific connotation (i.e., the "bluebird of happiness," or more lately, "Twitter"). But this guy is a fearless badass. He'll fight off other birds, cats, squirrels—and photographers—if they get too close to …

Good Stuff, Free: Joey L. on Creative Live, Now

UPDATE: Too late, it’s over. If you are just seeing this now, you snoozed and you losed. You missed it for free, but you can still purchase the archive from CL if you want. Just a quick heads-up: for three full days, photographer Joey L. is teaching all day live on Creative Live. And it’s …

Leaf Shutter + ND + Flash: A Fuji X100s Daylight Primer

Right about now I feel like Alice in Wonderland, holding the "drink me" cup. Having a leaf shutter, a built-in 3-stop neutral density filter and a real chip in a compact camera is opening up a whole new world of possibilities. But with these possibilities come some quirks, some compromises and a few technical things …