Les Rues De Paris | The Streets of Paris – Part Three

 “Taking pictures is savouring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud I have just returned from a week spent shooting in San Francisco, a trip that filled my cup with new photos to share and new stories to tell.  It was a week,...

What Lies Behind : Photographic Insights – Volume Two

Camera information:  Fujifilm X100F | f/7.1  | 1/550th | ISO 200 It was 2:30pm as we emerged from Vancouver International Airport into the warm summer sun, 15 hours after we had checked out of our hotel in Paris and started the long journey home.  Somewhere over...

Renewed Focus | A New Year

I spent New Year’s Eve photographing the wedding of a wonderful couple, people whom I admire tremendously.  I am no stranger to working on December 31st of course, having done so countless times in the past as a paramedic and as a musician, but this...

2018 | Reflections of a Photographic Year

  It is December 23rd as I post this, Christmas now only two days away.  Somehow it managed to sneak up on me again, the year end rush of activity suddenly coming to an end as we prepare to spend time with family and friends.   I watched...

Twenty More | The Streets of Vancouver – Part Two

 “Don’t think about making art, just get it done.  Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it.  While they are deciding, make even more art.” Andy Warhol I love this quote.  Don’t spend all of your time consuming when...

I’ve lost my voice | The streets of Vancouver

“Most artists have experienced the creative block.  We get stuck in our work.  We beat our head against the wall: nothing.  Sometimes, it is just because we are trying something at the wrong time.” – Lukas Foss I can’t make the words come out.  I start a...

2019 Photography Workshop Schedule

I am very excited to announce new dates in 2019 for my street photography and travel photography workshops.  Next year will be my 24th year as an educator, up to and including teaching at the college level, and there are few things I love...

A Storytelling Approach to Travel Photography

Many years ago, when I first started combining my love of photography with my love of travel, I focused heavily on shooting cityscapes and landscapes.  I would head out before sunrise, find the best shooting angle, set up my tripod and wait for the...

Pitfalls of Street Photography

Since its inception this blog has covered many topics, some of them distinctly personal, some common and some highly contentious. When initiating this blog many years ago, I knew from the start that I wanted to make it honest and conversational. Especially in photography, genuine...