Ghostly Geese

Silo City Reflections

The year before last I wrote an article for Kevin Raber’s website entitled Silo City Revisited as a follow on to articles by Michael Reichmann and Kevin about photography at the grain silos, elevators and flour mills on the Silo City site...

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Moosaeste (Leica SL, Zeiss Sonnar 2,8/85mm)

Empty Lake

Living in a remote area in southern Germany I like to wander around, first of all by car and the last quarter mile by foot. By scanning the landscape for potential photographs I find myself looking for constellations of simplicity and clarity,...

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Ibarionex Perello

Street vs Public Photography

When explaining that I’m a street photographer, I often respond in two different ways.   The first is in reaction to people who don’t understand why I would want to make photographs that include strangers. Isn’t that a violation of privacy? Don’t...

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West Quoddy Head Lighthouse

Photographing Maine

If the contiguous United States were a blueberry scone, Maine would be a crumb on the top right corner, just barely clinging on, begging you to sample it when no one is looking. And, in fact, that experience is analogous to photographing...

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Balancing splashes of bold red with relatively larger areas of neutral browns and greys. Patagonia.

Finding Balance In Your Composition

First, let’s get things straight.  Composition is the backbone of photography and is, in my opinion, the most important photographic element in creating amazing and potentially award-winning images. Second, there are 10 key ingredients to mastering composition.  That’s right, 10.  And balance...

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