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Blending White Balance

Blending White Balance

Star trails and night photography used to be one of my favorite activities with film shooting. I’d go out on a moonless night and set up a star…

Nikon Coolpix P7000

Nikon Coolpix P7000

I’ll admit it, I have never been a big fan of carrying a camera with me all the time. I know I miss some shots, but I just…

Ring Flash

Ring Flash

Ring flash is a special flash that circles the lens and projects right on the lens axis.  What is unique about this flash is the circle reflections and outlining shadow…

HDR Efex by Nik

HDR Efex by Nik

HDR, or high dynamic range, photography has become very popular in the last few years. This process allows the photographer to render details in high contrast scenes including sunny day…

Slow Down the Water

Slow Down the Water

When I teach my photo workshops students often ask is there a right or wrong way to capture moving water. My response is “it depends.” The bigger question…

Panos made easy with BH55 PCL

Panos made easy with BH55 PCL

I have been on the road the last three weeks shooting an assignment, and had a chance to use a new tripod head. If you like to shoot panoramic images…