Monthly Archives: March 2011

Essential tools for self-portraiture

In order to effectively photograph myself I have a set up that has been working well and just recently got a big upgrade. My protocol for field self-portraiture is to set my camera up on a sturdy and versatile tripod. … Continue reading

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Humbled again…

Renowned photographer and artist John Paul Caponigro featured me in his blog posting today. It is humbling not just because he is such a leading figure in the photography and art world, but more because he is such a humble … Continue reading

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Scouting locations – the last night

After shooting in the morning with Danielle, I went to the Jeep rental place in Death Valley. Richard, the owner, is great! He gave me some helpful insight to locations and I took off in a Wrangler Unlimited 4×4 with … Continue reading

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Photograph with someone else!

On the first morning following John Paul Caponigro’s Death Valley NP workshop, I went back to the dunes with a new friend. Danielle Vick has recently picked up the camera again and is starting to really make progress in her … Continue reading

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Self Portraiture

I love doing my self-portraiture work. Finding the right poses and stages to make the statement I want to is challenging. The metaphors are important. The relationships are important. Making sure everything flows together is quite difficult… but necessary. “If … Continue reading

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Back to the dunes…

The evening of the first day of the workshop was spent at the dunes. I tried some different things. The fact that I primed myself the previous day by introducing myself to these dunes helped my shooting significantly.   Sometimes … Continue reading

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JP’s Workshop – Day 1

It’s always a treat to be in a workshop lead by John Paul Caponigro. The students that attend his events are always, and I mean always, fabulous. The first day we are all getting to know each other, figuring out … Continue reading

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Death Valley, getting acquainted…

The first day I spent in Death Valley was a lot of pulling for me. I was trying to acclimate to a new location, new challenges and new terrain. In the morning I decided to reconnect with sand dunes and … Continue reading

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Afternoon run

I took the afternoon “off.” Had to go and enjoy nature for a bit without worrying about the camera. What did I plan but a lazy couple hour desert trail run that didn’t end up as planned. Okay, so I … Continue reading

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Crazy Saturday Evening Shoot!

I went back to Jumbo Rocks for the evening shoot with a plan. And darn it if I screwed up the plan. I ended up on the far side of the road and on the south side of the main … Continue reading

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