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Zion 2016 trip report

Zion National Park photo workshop, October 26-30, 2016

I may have mentioned this before, but Zion National Park is my second favorite national park. Gotta give my number one spot to Olympic, partly because I live so close, but mostly because I’ve spent time deep in the park. I couldn’t say how many times I’ve been up the Zion Canyon Drive, either driving ... Read more


Think Tank improves their awesome Shape Shifter

(note: this post contains affiliate links) I’ve been using Think Tank’s Shape Shifter photo backpack for over four years. I can say that it’s the most versatile and most durable photo pack I’ve ever used. The internal pouch system holds your lenses and cameras. Cameras are stored flat rather than upright and there is no ... Read more


Crossroads Sitka 2016

Workshop report

I just returned from a great week in Sitka helping out David Middleton and Brenda Berry with another Crossroads workshop. If you’re not familiar with Crossroads, the idea is blending photography and philanthropy. These workshops are for people who’ve already done the other kinds of workshops and are looking for something meaningful to do with ... Read more


Creating your own website with Backlight

Backlit trees near Horsetail Falls

Regular readers know how much I love the Lightroom Web Module plugins made by The Turning Gate. My entire website, other than the Newsletter archives, has been constructed using tools from The Turning Gate. I really like the ability to control my entire photographic workflow, from ingestion to web publishing, all in Lightroom. But I ... Read more


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