What Lies Behind : Photographic Insights – Volume Four

Camera INFO:  Fujifilm X100F | f/8 | 1/600th | ISO 200 Let’s talk for a minute about being prepared, both mentally and physically, when we are out shooting on the streets. My approach to street photography is usually more methodical than reactive, working to build an image...

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...

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...

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...

Creative Composition in Street Photography – Part Four

There are many street photographers that only shoot in a candid fashion.  They wish to remain invisible, unseen, photographing the streets without interacting with their subjects.  Some feel that this is the only way street photography should be shot, preferring the more candid approaches...