A Must-Visit

If you ever travel to Santa Fe, be sure to visit the Andrew Smith Gallery . According to AIPAD , The Association of International Photography Art Dealers, it is “the world’s leading photography gallery, selling classic 19th- and 20th-century American photography since 1974. ” The gallery is next to the Georgia O’Keefe Museum, and a block from the […]

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Only The Beginnings

I am taking this title from the lyrics of one of my favorite 1970’s rock bands, Chicago . I am privileged to be a member of the generation that has had the best music, in my opinion, of all time: rock and roll! Anyway, I digress! My last posting discussed a group exercise in which I […]

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My Influences

As a member of John Paul Caponigro’s Next Step artistic community , we were invited to write about the people who most influenced our artistic development. This thought-provoking exercise is a wonderful way to allow your viewers to gain further insight into who you are as an artist. The people listed below have provided the greatest […]

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Some Thoughts About My Canon 5Ds

I have had my Canon 5Ds  now for about a month. I have not yet done a significant shoot with it yet. That may come at the end of September when we travel back to Santa Fe. However, I have had some time to do some simple shooting and comparisons between my Canon 1D Mark […]

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Lens Focusing Tips

While trying to learn how to use my Canon 5Ds, especially in regards to capturing the the best picture quality this camera has to offer, I learned a few things. I set out for my favorite learning area at the beaver pond at Session Woods. I brought my carbon fiber three section Gitzo tripod, my […]

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