November 24, 2016

Winter 2017 Classes in Missoula Open for Registration

My classes for January and February 2017 at The Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana, are now available for online registration. You can read descriptions of the classes and sign up at this link:

Missoula Classes.com
  • Click on Take a Class
  • Click on Photography on the left side of the screen.
  • Choose Pictures & Cameras or Photo Editing for choices.

Here's the short list of the classes I'll be presenting.
  • Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera (Wednesday nights or one Saturday)
  • Making Better Close-up Photos (macro, not portraits)
  • Black & White Photography
  • Advanced Black & White Photography
  • Shooting & Processing Digital Camera Raw Files
I hope you can join me!

November 23, 2016

Artist Talk, Book Signing in Bozeman, Montana, Dec. 2, 2016

At 4pm on Friday, December 2, 2016, I will be at F11 Photographic Supplies in Bozeman, Montana, to talk about my new book The Grace of Trees and sign copies.


I will also be giving two free presentations on Saturday, December 3, at the store. One will be tips on better photos with your built-in flash, and a second will be about common problems with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and how to prevent or fix them.

In addition, I will be available for a limited number of private tutoring appointments. If you want help with Lightroom, Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, printing or using your camera, please call F11 Photo at (406) 586-3281 or (800) 548-0203 to schedule a time.

I hope you can join me!

November 22, 2016

Free Photography Lectures at RMSP

The Rocky Mountain School of Photography has announced this season's schedule of free lectures on a variety of photography topics. Talks are held at RMSP's offices in downtown Missoula at 7pm on the third Tuesday of the month from November 2016 through April 2017. Visit their website for details.

Free Lecture Series at Rocky Mountain School of Photography

November 15, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #20

Cloud Reflections #3
Seeing in Black & White #20
Seeley Lake, Montana

November 14, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #19

Cloud Reflections #2
Seeing in Black & White #19
Seeley Lake, Montana

November 13, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #18

Cloud Reflections #1
Seeing in Black & White #18
Seeley Lake, Montana 

For our final assignment, we had to produce a series of three related images in the genres of black & white we had explored: landscape, portrait, abstract.

November 12, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #17

Abstract #2 before
Seeing in Black & White #17
Seeley Lake, Montana 

These are two blue glass vases sitting on a shelf beneath a tungsten light. Yesterday's image was cropped and rotated 90 degrees left as well.

November 11, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #16

Abstract #2
Seeing in Black & White #16
Seeley Lake, Montana 

Our second abstract assignment was to photograph something in our room. The original will appear in tomorrow's post.

November 10, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #15

Abstract #1 before
Seeing in Black & White #14
Seeley Lake, Montana 

My subject was a clear plastic cup with ribbed sides. I put a large toothed-comb inside and then rotated it 90 degrees left to produce yesterday's photo.

November 9, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #14

Abstract #1
Seeing in Black & White #14
Seeley Lake, Montana 

One of the most challenging assignments was to pick an object from those provided by our teachers and make an abstract photo of it. A more representational image will be in tomorrow's post. In the meantime, let your imagination go!

November 8, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #13

Chinese Mountain
Seeing in Black & White #13
Seeley Lake, Montana

November 7, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #12

Water Lover
Seeing in Black & White #12
Seeley Lake, Montana

November 6, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #11

Morning Mist
Seeing in Black & White #11
Seeley Lake, Montana

November 5, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #10

Anticipation
Seeing in Black & White #10
Seeley Lake, Montana

November 4, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #9

Line
Seeing in Black & White #9
Seeley Lake, Montana

November 3, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #8

Texture & Shape
Seeing in Black & White #8
Seeley Lake, Montana

November 2, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #7

Shape
Seeing in Black & White #7
Seeley Lake, Montana

November 1, 2016

Seeing in Black & White #6

Line
Seeing in Black & White #6
Seeley Lake, Montana 

Line, shape, and texture are very important for successful black & white images.