Technique Tuesday & Print of the Month: Creating the Night Fishermen

Many people believe that great photographic images are composed in a flash of inspiration; an epiphany that presents itself fully-formed, ready to be mined by the artist there to capture it. This can and does happen, yet most of the time we fumbled towards a great shot, refining the composition with each exposure.

Such is the case with one of my favorite images, featured in this video. For Technique Tuesday, hear me pull back the layers of the many elements I navigated through to get the final shot.

This shot is available as a print in our online store, and on sale this month. Also be sure to check out more videos on my multimedia page!

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Save 20% on the Print of the Month, June 2017 – Flamboyant Flock

A colorful flamboyance of flamingos congregates in the Lake Natron region of Tanzania, Africa.

Save 20% on any Flamboyant Flock print purchased this month. These Open Edition prints are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. Art signs the print with a silver acid-free pen. Get more information about our Fine Art prints here.

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Save 20% on the Print of the Month, May 2017 – Silvery Shores of Gold Harbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A metallic sheen washes over King Penguins as they look on towards the breaking waves of Gold Harbour, South Georgia Island.

Save 20% on any Silvery Shores of Gold Harbour print purchased this month. These Open Edition prints are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. Art signs the print with a silver acid-free pen. Get more information about our Fine Art prints here.

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25% Off the Print of the Month, April 2017 – Mazama Ridge

Wildflowers flourish in the meadows of Mazama Ridge in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington.  I visit Mt. Rainier every year, always in hope of capturing some shots of the amazing array of wildflowers that surround the mountain.

Save 25% on any Mazama Ridge print purchased this month. These Open Edition prints are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. Art signs the print with a silver acid-free pen. Get more information about our Fine Art prints here.

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Print of the Month, March 2017 – Saw-whet in Pussy Willows

Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus)
Washington, United States

A tiny saw-whet owl uses blending camouflage to hide among a profusion of muted pussy-willow blossoms. Weighing only 75 to 110 grams (2.6 to 3.9 ounces), or about as much as a robin, the saw-whet owl is one of the smallest owl species in North America. Few people ever see these diminutive raptors because they are primarily nocturnal. During the day, they roost in foliage close to the ground hidden by their cryptic plumage, a mottled brown with white streaks and spots. To enhance the effect, saw-whet owls also use procryptic posturing for concealment: they elongate their bodies to mimic inanimate tree branches, bringing one wing around in front of their bodies to conceal their heavily feathered legs and feet. Northern saw-whet owls inhabit both coniferous and deciduous forests, wherever woodpeckers create cavities for their potential nest sites. At night, the owls silently watch and wait, using their exceptional vision and hearing to swoop down on unsuspecting prey.

Canon EOS-1N, Canon EF 80–200 mm lens with Canon Extender EF 1.4, f/11 at 1/60 second, Fujichrome Velvia 100 film

Save 20% on any Saw-whet in Pussy Willows print purchased this month. These Open Edition prints are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. Art signs the print with a silver acid-free pen. Get more information about our Fine Art prints here.

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Print of the Month, February 2017: Huangshan

Long a favorite theme of mine is the use of a mist or fog to make a solid mass seem somewhat translucent. Using a long lens I zoomed in on these two pinnacles to make the simple shapes and lines dominant in the frame.

Save 20% on any Huangshan print purchased this month. These Open Edition prints are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. Art signs the print with a silver acid-free pen. Get more information about our Fine Art prints here.

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Print of the Month, January 2017: Zebra & Wildebeest Migration

The lone Grant’s zebra engulfed by a sea of moving wildebeests in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve caught my attention. I waited for the confused zebra to turn into the herd, and I composed the image off-center to add a sense of tension.

Save 20% on any Zebra and Wildebeest Migration print purchased this month. These Open Edition prints are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. Art signs the print with a silver acid-free pen. Get more information about our Fine Art prints here.

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20% off the Print of the Month Dec. 2016: Antarctic Aviator

An albatross glides in front of an iceberg, Bird Island region, South Georgia Island.

Save 20% on any Antarctic Aviator print purchased this month. These Open Edition prints are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. Art signs the print with a silver acid-free pen. Get more information about our Fine Art prints here.

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Print of the Month, November 2016: Arctic Watch

Canada, Manitoba, Churchill, polar bear (Ursus maritimus)

A family of Polar Bears keep watch in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada.

Save 20% on any Arctic Watch print purchased this month. These Open Edition prints are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. Art signs the print with a silver acid-free pen. Get more information about our Fine Art prints here.

Office interior.

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Print of the Month, October 2016: The North Woods

A thin veil of mist softens the hues of fall in this view of Minnesota's North Woods. Paper birch, oak and maples provide a pleasing mix of colors and shapes.

A thin veil of mist softens the hues of fall in this view of Minnesota’s North Woods. Paper birch, oak and maples provide a pleasing mix of colors and shapes.

Save 20% on any The North Woods print purchased this month. These Limited Edition prints are printed on EPSON Somerset Velvet watercolor paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. After each print is approved, it is then titled, numbered, and I sign each one. Only 150 of each size will be made. Get more information about my Fine Art prints here.

Modern hallway. 3d render.

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