Archive for July, 2010

Home, Sweet Home

Home, Sweet Home

After two weeks of college touring with the Youngest Daughter, wife and I are back home once again—thank goodness! The trip was fun, stimulating, interesting and exhausting…

Photoshop RGB to Black & White: Which Images Should You Convert?

Photoshop RGB to Black & White: Which Images Should You Convert?

When should you convert your RGB images to Black and White? Here’s some of the thought process I went through when deciding about this series of images…

Road Trip! …and some photography

Road Trip! …and some photography

My wife and I are taking the Youngest Daughter on a college-hunting safari…sort of like a photo safari but with a lot of backwards-walking tour guides along for the ride. We’ve exited the (BP) oily, swampy climes of our home state and are meandering up in an East Coast direction with several stops planned along the way…

‘Love Pelicans’: Buy a Book, Save Pelicans!!

‘Love Pelicans’: Buy a Book, Save Pelicans!!

Cheryl Gerber is a talented New Orleans-based photographer who has come out with a new book: ‘Love Pelicans.’ It’s a ‘Blurb for Good’ book that you can buy online and all profits from the sale go directly to the International Bird Rescue Research Center…

The oil spill’s impact on mental health–2 videos

The oil spill’s impact on mental health–2 videos

NBC and CNN have both come out with new videos this week looking at the effects of the BP oil spill on the mental health of residents along the Gulf Coast. Worth a look…

What Inspires You to Photograph?

What Inspires You to Photograph?

What started your photographic journey? Are you in touch with that feeling, that magic, today? How has your photography changed as you’ve matured as a shooter? …

How to Photograph Fireworks

How to Photograph Fireworks

If you’re thinking about going out and photographing some July 4th fireworks, there are a few simple tips you need to know to be successful. It’s not hard but following these suggestions can greatly improve your results….