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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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Holding On

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In my mind it feels like early August not early September. My tomatoes are heavy with fruit finally ripening for the first...

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Develop Your Photo Habit & Style (Session 2) Giveaway

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September! Summer is almost gone and I have so much warm weather livin’ to do. Lake swims, blueberry pie, roasted...

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Serendipity and expired Polaroid film

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Using expired Polaroid film can be challenging. For one thing it makes me honestly sad. I can’t help but think...

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Guest Muse: Corinna Robbins

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Corinna was a quick soul sister for me. We met four years ago at a photography retreat, and I’m not...

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Love Stories

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I was excited about this month’s theme–language–and I decided to treat it a bit like a scavenger hunt. Specifically I...

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Mobile Black and White

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When I first began taking classes in photography, my world was black and white. We would shoot black and white...

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Florals

Can you feel it? That tiny bit of crisp in the morning air? Can you sense the slight weakening of...

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Summer’s Crop

Earlier this summer, I set out on a mission to try as many expired films as I could possibly get...

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Learning to Juggle

Life is a balancing act, isn’t it? It doesn’t matter who you are, you probably have a dozen different things...

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