April 3, 2017

Summer Photography Classes Begin May 12

My summer photography classes through the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana, are now open for registration.

On May 12 you can spend a day Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera. Learn about different exposure modes and when to use them for better focus and exposure in your pictures. Understand the various autofocus settings available and when to use them or switch to manual focus. Find out about megapixels, histograms and JPEG versus raw file formats. You’ll walk away with the skills to make the most of your digital SLR camera.

Late Light on the Mission Mountains
Ninepipe Wildlife Refuge, Montana
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March 27, 2017

The Grace of Trees #43

The Grace of Trees #43
Missoula, Montana

This is the final image from my first book of photos The Grace of Trees. I hope you have enjoyed this preview. There are still copies available for purchase. See my web site for details.

March 26, 2017

The Grace of Trees #42

The Grace of Trees #42
Alberton, Montana

March 25, 2017

The Grace of Trees #41

The Grace of Trees #41
Missoula, Montana

March 24, 2017

The Grace of Trees #40

The Grace of Trees #40
Missoula, Montana

March 23, 2017

The Grace of Trees #39

The Grace of Trees #39
Missoula, Montana

March 22, 2017

The Grace of Trees #38

The Grace of Trees #38
Missoula, Montana

March 21, 2017

The Grace of Trees #37

The Grace of Trees #37
Frenchtown, Montana

March 20, 2017

The Grace of Trees #36

The Grace of Trees #36
Missoula, Montana

March 19, 2017

The Grace of Trees #35

The Grace of Trees #35
Missoula, Montana

March 18, 2017

The Grace of Trees #34

The Grace of Trees #34
Frenchtown, Montana

March 17, 2017

The Grace of Trees #33

The Grace of Trees #33
Missoula, Montana

March 16, 2017

The Grace of Trees #32

The Grace of Trees #32
Ovando, Montana

March 15, 2017

The Grace of Trees #31

The Grace of Trees #31
Frenchtown, Montana

March 14, 2017

The Grace of Trees #30

The Grace of Trees #30
Missoula, Montana

March 13, 2017

Putting Pictures on Paper: A Printing Workshop

I'm pleased to announce my first printing workshop, Putting Pictures on Paper, to be held in Missoula, Montana, May 19-21, 2017.


This workshop is for anyone who wants to know how to get the best prints from a print lab or a home inkjet printer using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. You practice with your own images, using your laptop computer and our Epson desktop printers. You should already be comfortable with Lightroom's Library and Develop modules because they will not be explained in detail in this course.


We'll cover the following topics and more:
  • Ensuring the colors you see on screen are the colors in your prints
  • Setting resolution and dimensions for the best quality
  • Sharpening for crisp prints
  • Selecting the best paper for your subject
  • Making color and black & white prints
We will meet at the Center for Creative & Healing Arts, 2935 Stockyard Road, Unit #K-5, Missoula, Montana 59808.

Class begins at 7pm on Friday evening for introductions and orientation. The workshop concludes by 5pm on Sunday evening.

Tuition costs $150/person, including ink and paper samples. A minimum of 4 participants is needed to hold the class with a maximum of 10 students to ensure everyone gets individual help.

I have been printing and teaching others how to print for more than 15 years. I use a clear, practical approach to help you get great prints with a minimum of effort.

To enroll, please complete the registration form here. I hope you can join me!

The Grace of Trees #29

The Grace of Trees #29
Missoula, Montana

March 12, 2017

The Grace of Trees #28

The Grace of Trees #28
Cushing, Maine

March 11, 2017

The Grace of Trees #27

The Grace of Trees #27
Cushing, Maine

March 10, 2017

The Grace of Trees #26

The Grace of Trees #26
Cushing, Maine

March 9, 2017

The Grace of Trees #25

The Grace of Trees #25
Cushing, Maine

March 8, 2017

The Grace of Trees #24

The Grace of Trees #24
Cushing, Maine

March 7, 2017

The Grace of Trees #23

The Grace of Trees #23
Rockford, Illinois

Another view of the same old oak.

March 6, 2017

The Grace of Trees #22

The Grace of Trees #22
Rockford, Illinois

This old oak tree (200+ years old) is on the land where I grew up.

March 5, 2017

The Grace of Trees #21

The Grace of Trees #21
Asheville, North Carolina

March 4, 2017

The Grace of Trees #20

The Grace of Trees #20
Hendersonville, North Carolina

March 3, 2017

The Grace of Trees #19

The Grace of Trees #19
Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

March 2, 2017

The Grace of Trees #18

The Grace of Trees #18
Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

March 1, 2017

The Grace of Trees #17

The Grace of Trees #17
Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina

February 28, 2017

The Grace of Trees #16

The Grace of Trees #16
Huson, Montana

February 27, 2017

The Grace of Trees #15

The Grace of Trees #15
Asheville, North Carolina

February 26, 2017

The Grace of Trees #14

The Grace of Trees #14
Missoula, Montana

February 25, 2017

The Grace of Trees #13

The Grace of Trees #13
Missoula, Montana

February 24, 2017

The Grace of Trees #12

The Grace of Trees #12
Missoula, Montana

February 23, 2017

New Classes Beginning March 1

I have a new slate of photography classes beginning next week at The Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana.

Starting March 1 is the Photo Challenge course. We will explore three different types of photography: portrait, landscape and artistic impression. You'll have the chance to spread your creative wings and see what ideas your classmates came up with for each topic.

Illustrating "red"

Starting March 2 is Creative Camera Techniques. In this class we'll further explore the effects of changing shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance on your pictures. You'll go beyond just recording your subject to interpreting it with these skills.

Zooming during a long exposure
 
Photoshop Elements Workflow begins on March 6. In this course you learn a basic photo editing process that you can apply to any pictures, whether they came from your digital SLR or phone. Even the best photos out of the camera can often be improved with a series of simple steps. The school provides the computer and the software so you can try out editing without having to purchase any special supplies.


Before and after editing

Finally, Mastering Manual Exposure begins on March 7. In this course you learn to control the entire exposure triangle yourself: shutter speed, aperture and ISO. This gives you the most control of any shooting mode and enables you to create consistent exposures in any lighting situation.

Making pictures at night

You can register online or by phone at 406-549-8765 during normal business hours. I hope to see you in one of these spring classes!

The Grace of Trees #11

The Grace of Trees #11
Missoula, Montana

February 22, 2017

The Grace of Trees #10

The Grace of Trees #10
Missoula, Montana

February 21, 2017

The Grace of Trees #9

The Grace of Trees #9
Missoula, Montana

February 20, 2017

The Grace of Trees #8

The Grace of Trees #8
Missoula, Montana

February 19, 2017

The Grace of Trees #7

The Grace of Trees #7
Missoula, Montana

February 18, 2017

The Grace of Trees #6

The Grace of Trees #6
Lolo Pass, Montana

February 17, 2017

The Grace of Trees #5

The Grace of Trees #5
Lolo Pass, Montana

February 16, 2017

The Grace of Trees #4

The Grace of Trees #4
Missoula, Montana

February 15, 2017

The Grace of Trees #3

The Grace of Trees #3
Missoula, Montana

February 14, 2017

Valentine Wishes

To All My Friends & Family

The Grace of Trees #2

The Grace of Trees #2
Missoula, Montana