The Magic of Fujifilm

The last few weeks have been busy:  I attended a Fujifilm launch event for the new X-H1, helped lead a photowalk, spoke about my love of street photography to a group of passionate photographers (many of whom shoot with the Fuji X Series) and taught...

Advice: Shoot, shoot and shoot a lot! Really?

A few months ago Kasia and I watched an excellent documentary about the life and work of one of the great photographers, Sebastiao Salgado, titled “The Salt of the Earth.” The imagery and narrative of this fascinating film make it a must-see for every photographer....

Street Photography Workshop Update & a new bonus for participants!

The last few weeks have been full of teaching opportunities:  private workshops, photo walks, classroom presentations, etc.  After 23 years, teaching it is still the number one thing I love to do and all of these recent activities have made me so excited for this...

Seeing in Vancouver

I spent last weekend teaching and shooting with an incredible group of students in the Visual Poet Experience Photography Workshop here in Vancouver. I have to say it was one of the strongest groups ever! After studying the Simplicity-In-Seeing program and having intense image-centred discussions,...

Snow and R-A-I-N

As I am preparing for the upcoming workshop “Project R-A-I-N: Vancouver”  I would like to share with you some imagery taken during challenging weather conditions. I think this is the first time ever when all workshop participants are actually looking forward to R-A-I-N and/or S-N-O-W!...

Discussing Creativity, Inspiration and Motivation on the FujiLove Podcast

I am the guest on this month’s FujiLove podcast, speaking with fellow Official Fuji X Photographer Jens Krauer about the cover story I wrote for last month’s FujiLove magazine.  That article, entitled “Make Time for Creativity”, talked about finding inspiration, motivation and about the...

Make a splash with your work and own it!

There has been lots of buzz about a platform called Unsplash. In fact, the idea has become so controversial that the one-and-only Zack Arias took it upon himself to tackle the issue. I don’t want to repeat all the arguments so please watch these two...

Confidence – a roller-coaster to seeing (Intro)

Josef Koudelka would say, “Look at something and think, this is right.” Unfortunately, it is a constant search and we often doubt if indeed “this is right.” In other words, photography and confidence (or rather lack of it) has much in common. Wikipedia defines confidence...

New 2018 “Visual Poet Experience” Workshops Announced

My team and I are very pleased to announce most of the lineup of photography workshops for 2018. We say most because we will most likely add one of the cities in Australia, and San Francisco (end of 2018). Here is our lineup of “A...

Start Simple

From time to time I come across a willing new photographer who has just bought his first camera and is looking for advice on where to start. Unfortunately, quite often a broad request such as “What I should do first?” is often directed at social...