Hi and welcome to this edition of Workshop at the Ranch. I receive many emails during the year that inquire “where is the Ranch, and how do I come attend a workshop.” Well, I do live out west, but the Workshop at the Ranch is still only my monthly website tutorial. Although I have yet to start my own workshop I am very much involved with teaching photography for a variety of wonderful companies, and so I’ve decided to devote this article to sharing about some of the workshops that I teach each year. Keep in mind these three workshops that I am writing about are only a sampling of my yearly workshop and presentation schedule. If you are part of a photography organization, College, University, or even an existing workshop and would like me to come teach, please contact me via the Contact page of my website. Continue reading article
Hi and welcome to this edition of Workshop at the Ranch. My January article kicked off the New Year with an in-depth review of the NEW Nikon D3s camera. The response from readers was terrific with many of you requesting additional images and commentary. Well, as P.T. Barnum said, “Give the people what they want.” Here is a continuation of my D3s review, but rather than examine grid iron imagery, this time I thought we would see what advantages the New Nikon D3s camera offers in some other, more hospitable environments. Continue reading article →
Hello and welcome to this edition of Workshop at the Ranch. This month caps my 7th year writing this monthly instructional column. Let’s see,…that’s 7 years, with 12 months in a year, which adds up to 84 tutorials that are available to everyone who is interested in improving their photographic skills. Whoa, that’s a lot of photo information, pictures, and camera data! It is my hope that those of you who come read Workshop at the Ranch each month enjoy the lessons and continue to grow in your photography. Continue reading article →
Hi and welcome the this edition of Workshop at the Ranch. Happy New Year to you all.
With the year of 2008 behind me and my NEW Nikon D3X in hand, I took some time during the month of December to think about the future, what do I want to do, and how to go about accomplishing it. And what I have decided to do is publish a book. Yes, you heard me, I’m going to do a book and I want it to be available in late spring of 2009. OK, now I’m committed to it, but what kind of book should it be??? Continue reading article →
Hi and welcome to this edition of Workshop at the Ranch. Nikon’s D3 digital SLR camera is the talk of the town and I was thrilled to be one of the photographers hired to make images for Nikon’s D3 brochure, catalog and public relations pieces.
Let me say that I believe the Nikon D3 digital SLR camera will encourage photographers to think in new and creative ways. There are so many advancements in this camera that photographers of all subject matter, whether it be photojournalism, sports, weddings, landscapes, portraits, etc. will all benefit from the revolutionary technology that the D3 offers. Continue reading article →
Hi and welcome to this edition of Workshop at the Ranch. During the course of each year I give a number of presentations, lectures and teachings at workshops across the country. I usually give a digital picture show at these events that include a variety of my work ranging from career images and highlights to instructional lecture demonstrations. I’m always looking to inform and entertain and so I’m always looking for a new way to display my work on the big screen. These images are Black and White conversions. I’m just old enough to have slipped past the era of B&W football photography but marvel at the monochromatic images of grid iron history printed in Black and White.
Hi and welcome to this edition of Workshop at the Ranch. I receive more emails requesting examples using the Nikon SB800 Speedlight system than any other topic. My recent American PHOTO Trek to Mexico was a terrific experience. I used the Nikon SB800s every day in Mexico and made some of my favorite pictures of the Trek with them. I have included example images both without and with the use of the SB800 Speedlights so that you all might better see the difference and advantage of using this portable location lighting system. Continue reading article →
Hi and welcome to this edition of Workshop at the Ranch. By now you may have read the June issue On The Road which features this years Kentucky Derby, but Derby Day moments and horse racing action are only a part of what I photograph during the week at Churchill Downs. I’m always looking for beautiful pictures that tend to capture the viewer’s imagination and cause them to stop and look. I always make sure I get what my editor needs, but I also like to provide the kind of images that fill the pages of a beautiful coffee table book …. just in case. More times than not my editor finds something useful from this group of “coffee table book pictures” and is thrilled to have some artistic images to choose from. This months One The Road features the news and action of Derby Day, but for this Workshop at the Ranch I am suggesting that photographers take a look at sport for something a little more artistic ………….just in case. Continue reading article →
Welcome to the May issue of Workshop at the Ranch. I was asked by Matt Ginella at Golf World / Golf Digest Magazine to do documentary coverage of the Masters. So impressed with Matt and his ideas and the event itself that I have decided to continue the Masters coverage from On The Road with some new equipment and ideas that might be helpful to those of you who cover sports events. Let’s take another look at Masters images… Continue reading article →
Welcome to the May edition of Workshop at the Ranch. In this issue we will continue with our series What Drives an Image by taking about the use of Slow Shutter Speeds and the Pan and where they are used in the market place. Frozen action is made possible by using High Shutter Speeds usually 1/500th of a second or faster. The use of Slow Shutter Speeds and Panning with the action or an individual subject is nearly a forgotten art and as I will explain, a revenue generating skill. So……..let……us…..slow…..down……and…….see……what……happens………….. Continue reading article →