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...

The Visual Poet Experience Workshop – Vancouver

This August, the Visual Poet Experience Workshop in Vancouver is shaping up to be one of a kind. Although it officially runs from August 10th to 12th, this year I am offering one extra day, Monday, August 13th, at no extra charge. On this Monday,...

Creative Composition in Street Photography – Part Five

“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject.  The little, human detail can become a Leitmotiv.”   – Henri Cartier-Bresson Details matter, it’s the little things that count…. how many times have you heard sentiments like this before?  In this series we have looked at a...

New Street Photography Workshop Dates!

Hello everyone, My 2018 workshops in Vancouver (June & August), Paris (July) and Toronto (August) are now sold out.   Thank you! I have been asked to add a third Vancouver workshop in September, which is now scheduled to run from September 14th to 16th.  Course and...

Creative Composition in Street Photography – Part One

There is no genre of photography that brings me joy like street photography does.  When I explore the streets of a city I see photos everywhere, the world a stage filled with wonderful people and interesting moments.  It has been said before that a street...

Finding Photographic Balance in Hawaii

I recently returned home from a family vacation in Hawaii, where I spent nine days with my wife and daughter during spring break.  As time was ticking down to our departure a lot of friends and colleagues asked me what camera I was taking,...

The Streets of San Francisco – Part Two

“San Francisco itself is Art.  Every block is a short story, every hill a novel.  Every home a poem, every dweller within immortal.” – William Saroyan For me, there is no quote that describes San Francisco better than this one.  Every day I am...