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Photo Workshop Planning: A Moment of Clarity

March 4, 2019 by
Photo Workshop Planning: A Moment of Clarity

I was sitting around my dinning room table with a couple of large sheets of paper trying to plan out my workshops and teaching for the next two years. Teaching in Austin, and around the US while living in California … Continue reading

Tags: photography planning. travel teaching workshop

Teardrop: A Short Shakedown Trip

January 16, 2019 by
Teardrop: A Short Shakedown Trip

It’s been a quiet few months photography wise. After my trip to Bosque in early December, not much has happened, at least with a camera in front of my eye. Between the shutdown and our busy live, we canceled our … Continue reading

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About that Highlight Reel…

January 1, 2019 by
About that Highlight Reel…

It’s that time of year again, the arbitrary orbital location where we increment the year counter and reset the month counter back to 1. Why the hell don’t we start at 0 like a sane species? Regardless, it’s time for … Continue reading

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Visiting Bosque del Apache

December 17, 2018 by
Visiting Bosque del Apache

If I’m honest, this was not my first trip to Bosque del Apache, but just the first one that matters. Last spring I stopped by, but long after all the migratory birds had left. This time, I was there during … Continue reading

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Assembling a Photographer’s Survival Kit

November 26, 2018 by
Assembling a Photographer’s Survival Kit

As a photographer, I spend a lot of time hiking alone. Self rescue is important.  I normally keep some waterproof matches and water purification tablets in my camera backpack. I bring a head-light, and some general use tools for my … Continue reading

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Superdog! More Taylor Animal Shelter Work

October 30, 2018 by
Superdog! More Taylor Animal Shelter Work

We’ve been out in California, but are back in TX for a few weeks dealing with some house stuff. Of course Adrian has to go see all her 4 legged friends at the Taylor Animal Shelter. She’s been walking them … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Critters

October 16, 2018 by
Costa Rica Critters

Today’s blog post is a bit of a laundry list. I’ve been meaning to post something about Costa Rica for a while now, but the trip was pretty big and diverse. Frankly, I mostly took pictures of critters and didn’t … Continue reading

Tags: beautiful birds costa rica exotic travel

Olympus Raptor Day – Up Close with Raptors

October 9, 2018 by
Olympus Raptor Day – Up Close with Raptors

I teach classes at Precision Camera and Video in Austin. That partnership has created some fun opportunities for me. Recently, Olympus Camera reached out to put on a bird photography focused event to let photographers try the great OM-D cameras. … Continue reading

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