There’s No Crying In Photography

This semester is a bit of a departure from last spring in that I am teaching intro to (primarily digital)...

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It’s in the Details

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I have had a lot of “flipping the script” for me lately. You know, taking those not so nice words...

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Birds

One of the big attractions here in Virginia is a theme park called Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. Like most theme parks...

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Africa Hipstamatic

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I’ll be heading back to South Africa for a few weeks to visit family and friends, so I thought I’d...

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Portrait of a House

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Here it is September and I just scanned a roll of black and white film I shot in July. I...

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Guest Muse: Kendra Laflin

I had the pleasure to meet Kendra at Camp Shuttersisters in 2011 and I have long admired her playful spirit...

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To Autumn

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As much as I lament the shortening of days and the decreased hours of sunlight, truth be told, I adore...

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All about the Light

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It was one of those early autumn afternoons when the sunlight hid behind a uniform layer of clouds threatening to...

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Conversation with Chris Guillebeau

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Five years ago I came across a blog called The Art of Non-Conformity. What pulled me in was my passion...

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Summer’s Last Gasp

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I don’t know about where you are but here in my part of the world it is clear that Summer...

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Paper Negatives – When The Result Is Worth The Trouble

Earlier this year, I wrote about my adventures with a pinhole camera. I took several months off from the pinhole,...

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Shooting for Imperfection

As photographers the most important thing we learn is how to perfect every element of a photograph. We learn to...

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Back To Basics

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I know we’ve ALL been there. You’re rolling along, taking and editing photos. Expressing yourself. Capturing and preserving moments. Telling...

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Guest Muse: Alex Cave

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During my first year as a new mom, all I did was shoot polaroid film. Honestly, I did not have...

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Guest Muse: Marianne Heikkilä

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I can’t remember how or when I started following Marianne on Instagram, but I am very glad I did, because...

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Colors Will Be Fading

It’s only the beginning of September, but I’m mindful of how swiftly time moves and keenly aware that my favorite...

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Before and After: my iPhone processing tricks and tips

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When I post iPhone images on Instagram and Facebook I am often asked which apps I used to process them....

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Solitude on Film

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Over the weekend I headed north of Tacoma to Port Townsend, Washington. I was going for a wedding that I...

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Roadway

One of my strongest  instincts as a teacher is to help people figure out what it is they want to say...

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A Happy Place

I think we all have one place that makes us unexpectedly happy. For me, that place is the airport. Whenever...

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