Photography 101 – ISO

Let’s review. Last week I pointed out that for any given photograph there is a range of possible combinations that will all give you the correct exposure. The light falling on scene is fixed so […]


There’s a Hole in the Bucket: Photography 101

It has never been easier to get a good-looking photograph from a camera than it is now. As a result more people than ever are enjoying photography. It’s easy to get clear results with no […]


Degas, Buchanan and Photography

It’s easy think of photography as social interaction. Something mercurial. In fact, photography at it’s best becomes historical. This is not to say that photography is just documentation, forensic police work. Rather that the artistic […]


Maggie and Moses

It’s been a busy two months and I haven’t had time to write. I still don’t, but I have to post some photos from my shoot yesterday with Maggie and Moses. I have had the […]


The Camera Salesman said . . .

Every photography class I teach comes with unlimited, lifetime technical support. You might think I get questions about depth of field or how to use flash, but most of the questions are based on correcting […]


Too Busy to Write

A few choice photos from a busy month of photography.


The Gibby’s Dilemma

One man wrestles with the age-old decision: elephant ear or funnel cake.



There is nothing more fun for a photographer than working with sisters. Christy, Emily and Heidi; Sarah and Laura; Amy and Kristen; and Katie, Sarah, and Emily are all sisters who I have photographed.The photo […]


Robin and Rob in Traverse City

Like snowflakes, no two brides are the same. With rare exception, all brides have a certain charm. As a photographer it’s my job to be taken in by that charm, experience it, and then capture […]


Why a Blog?

This is the first piece I posted to my blog long before it was integrated into my website. When the blog stood alone it was called The Blue Sky Mine. Why a Blog? I guess […]