New south Louisiana photographs from The Discerning Photographer

New south Louisiana photographs from The Discerning Photographer

I’m working on some new landscape photographs from here in south Louisiana. The fall is a great time to get out and shoot and it’s almost here.

Posted in: Landscape
Photographing the Oregon Coast!

Photographing the Oregon Coast!

I’ve just concluded a two-week photographic safari of the Pacific Northwest. We looped up through Portland and Seattle before camping down the Oregon coast.

Posted in: Landscape
Katrina photos in the Louisiana Contemporary Show

Katrina photos in the Louisiana Contemporary Show

I have two Katrina photos that are currently in the Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Louisiana Contemporary show, a juried exhibition that comes once a year.

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Nature photography right now: Winter or Spring? Which is it?

Nature photography right now: Winter or Spring? Which is it?

Nature photography close to home, right out my front dooor, actually. We’re transitioning from Winter to Spring in my Louisiana landscape.

Posted in: Nature
Henry Hood Gallery opening

Henry Hood Gallery opening

Here are the images that I have up in my show with Gail Hood at the Henry Hood Gallery in Covington.

Posted in: Gallery
Frame building musings: Henry Hood gallery opening!
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Frame building musings: Henry Hood gallery opening!

FRAME BUILDING THOUGHTS Building and finishing a big batch of frames is solitary work. There are innumerable steps involved and many, many hours in the woodshop from initial stock cutting through to final staining and finishing. I’ve been hard at work this weekend frame building all the frames that will be used in my upcoming […]

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New photo show coming in October!

New photo show coming in October!

I have a big show opening next month at the Henry Hood Gallery and now it’s a frenzy to get ready…

Posted in: Inspire
Andrew Newey and his  honey hunter photos

Andrew Newey and his honey hunter photos

Andrew Newey has incited controversy in some quarters by his photography of Nepalese honey hunters. But the images are beautiful…

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Drone Photography: Is it legal? How long?

Drone Photography: Is it legal? How long?

Drone photography may look tempting, but understand the risks before you spend your money on one of these machines. The FAA will eventually catch up…

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White Balance: what you need to know

White Balance: what you need to know

Do you understand White Balance and know how to control it? Or are you afraid to venture past the Auto White Balance setting? Here are the essential facts.

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Katrina memories on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Katrina memories on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Another fruitful morning of shooting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast between Gulfport and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina memories are everywhere.

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GoPro Hero3+ snowboards a mountain

GoPro Hero3+ snowboards a mountain

GoPro Hero3+ makes it look easy This video from the Photo Cascadia team–snowshoeing up a mountain in the dark, shooting the sunrise and then snowboarding down–all before breakfast–is another great example of how the rugged little GoPro HERO3+ is changing photography. This simple snowboarding video by Zack Schnepf, using a GoPro mounted onto a light […]

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iPhone images: shooting what you see

iPhone images: shooting what you see

iPhone images appear before my eyes, waiting to be photographed. A reflection on how iPhone images have enriched my experience as a photographer…

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Nelson Mandela photos at The Big Picture

Nelson Mandela photos at The Big Picture

Boston.com’s photo blog, The Big Picture, has a great collection of images about the death of Nelson Mandela on their site right now.  Most of the images are new and do a great job of showing the variety of ways in which the world has noted this seminal event. Take a look, but be prepared […]

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Microphones: finding the right DSLR mic

Microphones: finding the right DSLR mic

Our modern DSLR cameras can shoot amazing video. This has been the biggest change in digital photography in the last 5 years—quality video is now possible with a modest investment in gear. But getting quality results requires some additional equipment, mainly in the form of a different tripod and some decent microphones. Today we’re going […]

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Alexandra Boulat: National Geo’s photo blog, Proof, on war photographer

Alexandra Boulat: National Geo’s photo blog, Proof, on war photographer

My old boss and friend, National Geographic senior photo editor Kurt Mutchler, has a wonderful remembrance of Alexandra Boulat, a wonderful photographer who covered conflict all over the globe before dying of a brain aneurysm in 2007 at the age of 45…

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The Million Page Views milestone passed by The Discerning Photographer!

The Million Page Views milestone passed by The Discerning Photographer!

Something happened on Monday, December 2, 2013 that I think merits notice: The Discerning Photographer passed the million page views mark! It’s actually pretty humbling to think that the content you have written has been read, or at least looked at, over a million times.

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Photography Christmas presents for the landscape shooter

Photography Christmas presents for the landscape shooter

Picking the right photography Christmas presents can be really tough. Don’t have a clue what to get the photographer on your list? If they like to get out and shoot nature or landscapes, here are some photography Christmas presents that will work…

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Back-Button Autofocus is a technique you should learn

Back-Button Autofocus is a technique you should learn

Does your camera have back-button autofocus? Is it an option on your DSLR to switch between shutter-driven autofocus and thumb-driven back button? If you grew up on shutter-driven autofocus and never bothered to relearn, you’re selling yourself short. Here’s why….

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Photoshop Adjustment Layers for great black and white photos

Photoshop Adjustment Layers for great black and white photos

If you know that your final toned image will be in black and white, you need a Photoshop black and white toning workflow that gives you the most power and flexibility to make this happen. Photoshop Adjustment Layers is the best way to accomplish this…

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How to shoot macro photos in the freeze and frost

How to shoot macro photos in the freeze and frost

This morning I went out and made macro frost photographs, using my Canon EOS-1D X and 50mm macro lens. This is my favorite lens for all things that mostly tell their stories in the details…

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Charles Dharapak’s Instagram photos from the White House

Charles Dharapak’s Instagram photos from the White House

Boston.com’s The Big Picture blog has a great set of Instagram photographs by Associated Press White House photographer Charles Dharapak, a seasoned pro who has seen it all…

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Kathleen Flynn wins regional Emmy award!

Kathleen Flynn wins regional Emmy award!

Remember that post I wrote last week about all of the great video being done these days by newspaper photographers? One of the pieces I used as an example was the heartwarming story by my staff photographer at Nola.com and The Times-Picayune, Kathleen Flynn…

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Adobe Creative Cloud, Lightroom and more for $9.99 a month: a deal?

Adobe Creative Cloud, Lightroom and more for $9.99 a month: a deal?

Adobe has just announced a new deal that only runs through December 2: a monthly subscription to the latest version of Photoshop, plus their Lightroom editing product, 20 GB of online storage and a Behance website for $9.99 a month, at least for the first year…

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