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

February 13, 2017

The Grace of Trees #1

The Grace of Trees #1
Missoula, Montana

With this post I'm starting a new series of photos from my recently published book The Grace of Trees. I hope you enjoy the pictures. You can learn more about this limited edition artist's book on my web site.

February 11, 2017

Lightroom Weekend Class in Kalispell, Montana

My friend and colleague David Marx, from whom I learned Lightroom, is teaching a weekend Lightroom class in Kalispell, MT, March 11-12, 2017.

Adobe Photoshop Lightoom's Library Module

You should have some familiarity with Lightroom to get the most from this class. Registration deadline is March 6. You can learn more at this link:  Lightroom Workshop for Nature Photographers

February 2, 2017

Photographer's Insights

Have you ever looked at a photograph you especially like and wondered how the photographer made it? What was her thought process? Why did she pick that subject? Did he set up the scene or just find it? What role did photo editing play in the result?

Fort Missoula in Snow

Tony Rizzuto and Tim Cooper of Photographer's Breakthrough have started a new series of blog posts called "Insights." In it, each goes through the other person's image library and selects a photograph they like. Then they interview each other about how they made the picture and what challenges they overcame to create it. Fascinating stuff! Check it out!

Insights

February 1, 2017

Early Spring Classes in Missoula Open for Registration



I have a new slate of camera and photo editing classes on tap for March and April, 2017, in Missoula, Montana.


There is also still space left in Shooting & Processing Digital Camera Raw Files that begins this Thursday, February 2, as well as Advanced Black & White Photography, an editing class about how to convert color images to black & white using Photoshop Elements, that starts on February 7.

You can read descriptions of all these classes at my web site. And you can register online at The Lifelong Learning Center. I hope you can join me!