Google Talk, Kirland WA: Photographs from the Edge

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Last month I did an impromptu talk at Google Kirkland about my 100th published title, Photographs from the Edge.

You can check it out here, along with many other videos on my Youtube channel.

I will be at the Rotella Gallery in Bellevue signing books on November 2nd, 6-8pm. If you want to attend, please RSVP to inquiries@rotellagallery.com. I hope to see you there!

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Spots Remain for Mystical Myanmar in December!

A few spots still remain available to accompany me to Myanmar in December – escape winter for the exotic east! Check here for details!

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On the Edge of Nyirangongo Crater


This past week I made my way to Africa and my first stop was Mount Nyirangongo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The flight up the side of the volcano was hair-raising, with high winds jostling our rise to the mountain top as well as clouds that significantly hampered visibility. Our pilot had never made this trip before. Thankfully, he was an obvious professional, as we made it safely through the precarious trip.

The top of the mountain was chillier than anticipated at an elevation of 11,380 feet regardless of the roiling lava-filled caldera below us. I got the shots I wanted, with fortuitous timing as a vent began spewing lava just before dark and ran its course about the time we settled in to sleep.

I now head back to Tanzania for the second time in recent months, this time to visit Katavi National Park. Stay tuned for more photos from the next leg of my trip! I love the adventure of these exotic locales, but I’m also looking forward to being state-side and seeing those of you who’ve signed up for my Photography As Art seminars in L.A., Denver, New York, and Indianapolis in the coming month or so! Each trip I take brings a new wrinkle of discussions to add to my presentations, and there is still time to sign up for the remaining 2016 dates.

There are also still spots available in my Mystical Myanmar workshop in December for those of you anxious to avoid yet another cold winter in the states. Trade in some of those dark wintry days for the exotic allure and warm weather of eastern Asia!

Our helicopter pilot perches precariously on the edge of Nyirangongo crater, balancing the craft with the skids only half on solid ground.

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Technique: Photographing the Magic Hour

You’ve probably heard many photographers talk about getting shots during the “magic hour”, other people may call this “at sunset”. Learn how to get the best sunset photos, shot on location in Baja.

Want more composition tips? I am offering several more composition tips through my Photography as Art seminars this year throughout the U.S.

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Iserlohn Interview / Earth Is My Witness Exhibit

This is the last weekend to see the Earth Is My Witness exhibit at the Städtische Galerie in Iserlohn, Germany. On June 2 it reopens at the Stadtmuseum Schleswig, and I will be giving a live presentation on June 3 to discuss my work!

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Technique: Effective Symmetrical Compositions

Reflections often offer perfectly symmetrical compositions. Shot on Location in the Pantanal, Brazil.

Want more composition tips? I am offering several more composition tips through my Photography as Art seminars this year throughout the U.S.

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Why I Do What I Do

I have collaborated with filmmaker Abraham Joffe, producer of Tales by Light, on an inspirational new short video about what drives my passion for photography.

You can also see the video on my About page.

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Do Your Homework on Location

When you get to a location, you should scout out all the possibilities. Catalog the opportunities and return when the lighting will be optimal. Shot on location in Antarctica.

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Technique Episode #5: When Using a Tripod is not the Best Practice

You may have heard me and several other photographers say that using a good tripod is one of the easiest ways to take your photography to the next level. While true- there are some situations where it is more practical to get the shots you want without one. Shot on location in Antarctica.

Learn many more tips from Art by taking a workshop!

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Last Call for the Palouse

Three spots remaining for the Palouse Workshop with me, Libby Pfeiffer, and Gavriel Jecan.
Bring your sun hat and join us in the photographic exploration of this wondrous landscape!

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