Keep It Simple

  • September 22, 2018

Sometimes when taking a photo it is tempting to include a lot of "stuff" to give you more to look at. Often it is better to get rid of all…

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How to Become an Artist

  • July 9, 2016

[EDIT] Changed title to more closely reflect the post...Ted Forbes, on his excellent YouTube channel "The Art of Photography", has had a few recent discussions on making "meaningful" photographs. His…

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Digital Retouching

  • November 20, 2015

The computer has enabled many fields to advance at a very fast rate, and this includes retouching photographs and digital art.A good friend and great painter wanted to learn how…

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Advanced Burn and Dodge

  • September 6, 2015

In my pursuit of ever more control of my retouching, I have come up with a new way of "sculpting" images.First I guess I need to explain what I mean…

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Black and White vs. Colour

  • February 26, 2015

  One of the many creative decisions available to photographers is whether to show an image in full colour, or in monotones{{1}}. Sometimes the colours in an image make it,…

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Goldstream image

  • February 9, 2015

I was at Goldstream Park the other day trying to get inspired  ;-). As I came around a corner, I saw a heron on the side of the creek. First…

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Types of Photography

  • February 8, 2015

NB. I will be teaching this topic in more depth at Japan Camera in Victoria. Please call them at 250-382-4435 to register. As I was wandering around Goldstream Park this…

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  • November 5, 2014

I am working on my photography site, uploading images and trying to organize the viewer experience (and yes it is a bit tricky...). I still need to work a bit…

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Copying artwork

  • May 16, 2014

I am on the ferry to Vancouver to photograph some paintings that will be in an art show. Part of the expectation is to produce limited edition prints of the…

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