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...

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...

Interview with photographer Helene Cook

Hello again and welcome to a new interview with another photographer. This time I had the chance to talk to Hélène Cook, a Brussels-based hobby photographer. She started photography a few years ago and she is a member of the Viewfinders’ Photography Club since 2017....

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...

Some Rome, Some Paris… And a Gallery Opening

My schedule has been crazy busy. Between Rome and Paris, I only had a few weeks back in the States. I taught a workshop in Minneapolis and spent many days catching up with office work, recording podcasts, writing, jurying an international call for entry and...

Minimalism in Photography

Sometimes I think about how to implement the minimalism philosophy in my photography style, following the "less is more" principle. But I don't want to follow this path, just because I have read about it, or it might be a fashion in almost everything we...

Fujifilm X-Pro2 Color Profile Camera Settings

In the era of the digital cameras, where things are so much easier (and sometimes more complicated, too), we have the chance to configure the digital camera, in my case, a Fujifilm X-Pro2, so the settings we make can offer us consistency, speed and comfort...

Fuji 18-135 Lens Review

Duomo, Pisa, Italy. Fuji X-T2, 18-135mm lens at 35mm. ISO200, 1/420″ at f/8.0.It’s been exactly 1 year today since I purchased and received this lens; I remember it well because of the terrible events of the Manchester Arena bomb. I’ve been promising to do a...