Like most people, the Festival of Colors first entered my awareness through pictures I came across on the internet & social media. After putting my eyeballs back in my head after the first time I saw those insanely colorful images, my first thoughts were: What is THAT?!?! WHERE is That?!?! and HOW do I get there?!?! I eventually made it to Holi and, for once, reality lived up to the hype. Maybe you’ve seen similar photos and asked some of the same questions. I’m going back to photograph my third Holi Festival in March 2020 (join me!), so I thought I would share some knowledge and lessons from my past experiences.
Craft has its place in the image making process and it’s an important one. Who can deny that Photoshop can add pop to a picture? Or that HDR lets you capture massive dynamic range? Craft is critical… everyone should seek to master it. Craft is fully half of photography…but only half.
The Art of Seeing is the ability to turn off language based Logic-mode & exist in C-mode, where thinking happens in ideas, images & feelings. See how.
Spirit Bears of the Great Bear Rainforest is exactly the type of experience I envisioned creating for other photographers when I started my workshops business. Small group, photography intensive adventures in the world’s most spectacular settings. If this idea excites you, I invite you to join us this Oct 5-10 for a trip you will never forget.
The Wild Mustangs of the Adobe Valley workshop is officially SOLD OUT for 2018. Sign up for our mailing list to learn about our upcoming workshops.
The Art of Seeing is taking 1-2 adventurous souls on a very special scouting mission to Ladakh, India. Learn more about this photography trip today.
Join us for an immersive, photo-centric exploration of a culture carved by deep rivers of spirituality and history.
Let's start a movement together! What if people began each day with a dose of creativity and presence? That's what #GoodMorningLA is about. Learn more
There's more to photography than f-stops and photoshop. Creativity is a muscle, I can teach anyone the Photographer's Eye. Read my blog to learn more.
It turns out that the camera in your pocket is a powerful too for developing your Photographer’s Eye and sharpening your creative vision. Since most of the technical decisions are made for you, a phone camera frees you to focus on the image, which, after all, is what really counts.
My favorite way of refueling the inspiration gas tank whenever I'm feeling creatively blah is going somewhere I've never been before and disconnecting myself from the rest of humanity for a bit. But let’s face it, none of us get to do this nearly enough.
Read my blog to see photographs & stories from our latest photography trip to the Santa Barbara backcountry. Sign-up for our next trip!
Announcing The Art of Seeing Venice Photowalk contest! Stay tuned for our next photo contest.
Here's a great (unintentional) example of how color, or more particularly, the color of the light can...
My first trip to India yielded an amazing adventure, a handful of photographs I am proud of and some questions. A lot of questions. I'll be back next year, March 2017, with a small group of photographers looking for answers. Or maybe just asking more questions. I invite you to join us.
Join me for a unique adventure in the Adobe Valley area of the Inyo National Forest for opportunities to photograph the wild mustangs. Learn more here
When watching sunrises and sunsets is part of your job description, it's easy to forget the fact you are witnessing a minor miracle a couple of times a day. You tend to get, well, jaded might be too strong a word but let’s call it a connoisseur's disdain for the unexceptional.
It happened again. There must be some truth to the saying, "great minds think alike" because so often more than one person submits the best title (in my opinion) for one of my Name This Image contests.
I'm doing something a little different this month to wrap up the year. This image may be less 'serious' (whatever that means) than some of my other work but you can't deny that it's in keeping with the season! I hope it brings a little smile your face.
Jim Kerr of Steamboat Springs, CO is the winner of November's Name This Image contest. I think Jim's entry, "Water Colors", is the perfect title for this photograph. Simple, elegant, artful...I love it! Congratualtions, Jim - you win a signed limited edition print of Water Colors.