• I hope all of you are doing well…
    I am 46 years old…born in 1973.  In my lifetime, the world has not experienced anything remotely comparable to the challenge we currently face.  Every single one of the 6 billion people on this planet has been, and will continue to be dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 1918 flu infected 500 million people … Continue reading I hope all of you are doing well…
  • American World War II Memorial – Normandy, France
    Over the holiday, I experienced my first visit to Normandy, France…site of the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion (Operation Overlord) in World War II.  The following photographs were taken with my iPhone.   The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France. Buried here are 9,387 American soldiers, the vast majority of whom lost … Continue reading American World War II Memorial – Normandy, France
  • A Sunflower and the Sun
    Taken at a farm in Jacksonville, Maryland:  
  • Dawn
  • Winter Road
    First day of Spring.      
  • Patapsco Valley State Park
    A small waterfall downstream from Cascade Falls, inside Patapsco Valley State Park (click on the image to view full size):
  • The Exposure Triangle, Part II: What Is “Exposure” and What Is A “Stop”?
    “Exposure” and “Stop” Explained: In Part I of “The Exposure Triangle” (see that article here) we established the essential definitions of Aperture (f-number), Shutter Speed, and ISO. But, two vitally important questions must be answered if we want to gain complete control over our camera’s settings:  1) What is the “exposure“ of  a photograph, and … Continue reading The Exposure Triangle, Part II: What Is “Exposure” and What Is A “Stop”?
  • The Exposure Triangle: Aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed Explained
    Are you one of the many photographers who prefer to shoot in fully automatic mode, but are curious about learning how to manually control your camera’s settings?  If you are, then learning about The Exposure Triangle is an essential piece to the puzzle.
  • My Latest Visit to Kilgore Falls
    I recently made a brief trip over to my favorite local stomping ground, Kilgore Falls.  And by brief, I mean I had time to fire off a grand total of four shots.
  • Autumn Road
    If you’ve been to my website previously, this shot may look somewhat familiar.  The road depicted here is in Hunt Valley, Maryland, adjacent to the north side of Shawan Road, just east of The Oregon Grille restaurant.  Every fall, I head over to the road and photograph the foliage.  The above photograph was taken this … Continue reading Autumn Road
  • 6 Helpful Tips for Doing Interior Architecture Photography
    Hi folks.  If you have any interest or curiosity in learning more about how to capture interior architectural photographs, please check out my latest article in the online publication 6 Helpful Tips for Doing Interior Architecture Photography Happy Shooting!
  • Under a Full Moon
    From Cook’s Meadow in Yosemite National Park. For those of you who may be interested in visiting Yosemite to capture one of the many waterfalls cascading over the granite cliffs, the ideal time of year is mid to late April.  During that time frame, the snow melt off the mountain tops is at full force, … Continue reading Under a Full Moon
  • UPDATED – The Ideal Mac for Photography
    Last year I wrote a blog article detailing what I felt were the ideal Macintosh computer setups for building a cost-conscious digital photography “studio”.  However, as you’d expect, the never-ending technological improvements in the computer industry have rendered that article out-dated and obsolete.  Ah, the price of progress. Word of warning: If you’re not into … Continue reading UPDATED – The Ideal Mac for Photography
  • Neutral Density Filters
    If you do any work with Neutral Density Filters, here’s a helpful reference chart of exposure times:
  • Cloudy Sunset
    A cloudy sunset from a few days ago in Hunt Valley, MD.  A healthy wind was responsible for causing the motion blur on the trees to the right.
  • Improve the Sound Quality of the Music Played By Your Computer
    For any questions, please feel free to email me at:   This post has nothing to do with photography, per se…but if you enjoy playing music through your computer, and have ever wondered about ways to increase the quality of the sound output, read on…
  • Zion National Park
    A few images taken inside one of my favorite places on Earth: Zion National Park, Utah:  
  • La Jolla Cove
    La Jolla Cove is a beautifully cozy, small beach surrounded by rocky cliffs in southern California, only a short drive from downtown San Diego.  There’s a park adjacent to the cove, and eccentric shops lined along the streets which pass through La Jolla. If you’re ever in the San Diego area, I recommend visiting La Jolla…both … Continue reading La Jolla Cove
  • Welcome
    Please click on the photograph for full-size version.    
  • The Ideal Mac for Photography
    This article focuses on the ideal Mac for photography. Since the dawn of digital photography technology, the debate between Mac and PC for storage, editing, and printing of photographs has raged.  My personal opinion on this topic has always been to stick with the interface you are most comfortable with.  There is no question whatsoever that … Continue reading The Ideal Mac for Photography
  • Flyover
    Click the photograph for full-size version.
  • Shooting Into the Sun
    I would bet that practically every passionate landscape photographer embraces the opportunity (and good fortune) to shoot into a just setting or rising sun.  It’s those few minutes when the sun is barely over the horizon line which casts beautifully dramatic light over a scene.  Every sunrise or sunset has its own fingerprint…no two ever share the … Continue reading Shooting Into the Sun
  • From the Archives
    A few images I dug up from my Lightroom library:
  • HDR Photography
    What is HDR Photography? An important limitation in DSLRs, or in any camera, is the dynamic range of dark shadows to bright highlights which the camera’s sensor can “see”.  The human eye can see roughly 20 stops of variance in a given scene.  But, the highest-end DSLRs can typically only see about 14 stops of … Continue reading HDR Photography
  • My Top Six Photography Sites
    In no specific order, my six favorite Photography websites: 1) B&H: (website is here) B&H is a Manhattan, NY-based store which sells equipment for Photographers, Audiophiles, and Videophiles.  They also sell all kinds of computer equipment (they are a certified Mac dealer) and other various accessories (i.e. furniture, clothing for photographers, etc…) for pros and amateurs alike. … Continue reading My Top Six Photography Sites
  • Another from Kilgore Falls
    Here’s another image from Kilgore Falls.
  • Sunflower Sunset, Part II
    A while back I posted a similar picture of this sunflower field, but this shot has a wider perspective.  If you look closely, you can see a few people inside the field taking pictures of their own.
  • How To Take Pictures of Kids Playing Sports
    There are many ways to set your camera up for great pictures of kids playing sports…none of them are any better or more “right” than others…it’s just a question of whatever you’re most comfortable with and whatever you feel gives you the best chance for the quality you want.
  • Baltimore at Random
    Just a few random shots of downtown Baltimore…  
  • My Son’s Football Team
    A few shots of my older son’s football team a while back.  Images taken with the Nikon D4 and Nikon 70-200 f/2.8, or Nikon 200mm f/2.  The child in the picture without a helmet on is my boy, Tyler.
  • Great Falls, MD
      Great Falls, MD
  • Moose, Wyoming
    Taken with the Nikon D800E and Zeiss Otus 55mm at f/11, 1/6s, ISO 200.
  • Landscape Photography Magazine
    One of my photographs was published in the reader’s gallery of Landscape Photography Magazine.  The image depicts one of the waterfalls in Yosemite National Park, as seen from a walkway along Cook’s Meadow.
  • Back Button Focusing
    Until recently, I relied on half pressing the shutter to autofocus.  Using just the shutter release button is a time tested way to achieve proper focus in a variety of situations.  But, after reading an article about back button focusing, I figured I’d give it a try. Well, after using it for a few weeks, I am … Continue reading Back Button Focusing
  • Helpful Tip: Reverse Mount Your Lens Hood
    Here’s a tip for the day:  When your lenses aren’t in use, or whenever you’re traveling with them and they aren’t actually mounted on your camera in their normal way, always reverse mount the lens hood, like I’ve done here:   Reverse mounting the hood aids in the protection of the lens barrel.  And, since the lens … Continue reading Helpful Tip: Reverse Mount Your Lens Hood
  • Essential Gear for a Landscape Shot
    Here’s a comprehensive list of essential gear for a landscape shot: 1) Google.  Whenever I start to plan a photo shoot to a particular location, I usually begin by googling the area.  If it’s a relatively well-known location, you will probably get some very interesting websites made by other photographers or adventurists/bloggers.  Problem is, if … Continue reading Essential Gear for a Landscape Shot
  • The Lonaconing Silk Mill
      Took a trip over to the Silk Mill in Lonaconing, MD yesterday.  Even though the mill is abandoned, it is the only intact silk mill remaining in the United States.  Photographers from all over the area travel to the mill to photograph the rustic appearance of the remaining equipment, architecture, and environment inside the … Continue reading The Lonaconing Silk Mill
  • Five “Must Shoot” Photography Locations in Maryland
    If you’re interested in discovering some excellent photography locations in Maryland, this article is for you. Maryland is one of the most photographically diverse states in the entire country, which is impressive given its diminutive size.  If you made the six hour drive from Ocean City into West Virginia, you’d be treated to a myriad … Continue reading Five “Must Shoot” Photography Locations in Maryland
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