Let’s take care of each other

One of the greatest surprises about photography is how it encompasses so much of our lives. From documentary to reportage, from landscape to travel or portrait and even commercial, we interact, observe and craft imagery from those amazing pieces of life that surround us. Burk...

Finding Hidden Gems

The Andes at sunset from Isle de Sol on Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. Olympus EM5 with Panasonic 45-150 lens. See text for further details.I’ve often written about finding hidden gems in my back catalogue of shots. This week’s image is another good example. It’s of the...

Seeing Simplified – Travel Edition

How is everyone? For the last few months I have been working on a sequel to my first book “Seeing Simplified – How to see and craft great imagery.” In the first book I mostly focused on street and creative imagery, this time I am...

Unpacking the Visual Environment and Making It Your Own

On our last trip to Montana, I was shooting inside an old Victorian hotel with creaking wooden floors and walls painted pastel earth colours. In one room, the old range sat rusting beside a window. The place was full of photographic opportunities; outside the windows...

Downbound Train

FUJIFILM X-Pro2 (23mm, f/8, 1/170 sec, ISO200) An escalator lifts you from downtown LA to a big office park with modern skyscrapers, cafes and a small resting area with water and plants. Like an oasis in the desert. Downtown LA has seen much better days....

Winter Seeing

Those of you who have followed me for a while know that I love winter. Whenever we get snow in Vancouver I rejoice and run out with my camera. I know what you think. Many of my friends around the world shake their head and...

Pic(k) of the week 43: VIEW FROM ABOVE – MARAS SALT MINES, PERU

During our latest photo-adventure to Peru, there were 3 main places I really wanted to photograph. The number one of course being, Machu Picchu; shooting some of the Andean Condors with their 3m wingspan and last but not least, the Maras Salt mines in the Sacred valley a couple...

Fav 100 snaps from X100 Series.

I could still vividly remember the day I saw the original X100 in the flesh. Never own the original. Had a couple of chances using the X100S. Eventually I did own X100T and now the X100F. A very worn out X100F because is my everyday camera. I...