Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Work

Just a few new images to post. I have a new section...oddly enough titled "Latest Photography". It seems I am venturing out into a new direction for me. I have to admit I love playing with Photoshop.

I have been trying out some new ideas with ACR in my RAW processing. Then working on some added details in PS. The new section on my website has about 20 or so images done this way...well more or less. Each image deserves and gets it's own unique process of course. That should go without saying.

Not all images respond to this in a favorable manor, meaning some images just plain old suck done this way.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

What the hay?

I think we need to spread this around as much as possible. I want to know why there is not a huge movement to get this going immediately. I want someone to explain to me why BP and the United States government isn't organizing this now.

BP has only shown us how inept they are as is the case with the President who either doesn't see the importance of what has occurred or is just too callous to care.

This happened on Obama's watch and he is clearly not up to the task of taking care of it like these good ol' boys are. But I digress and do not want to make this a political issue.

Let's just clean it up!

Monday, May 31, 2010


I admit it! I have not been here and posted anything in a while. I am in the midst of pre-production on a new project and it is taking up a lot of my time. Then of course there is time spent with my wife and daughter and trying to pick up some new ideas about photography.

Thus some new images I have just finished using some techniques I learned watching Calvin Hollywood. If you are not familiar with his work I suggest you search him out and watch some of his Photoshop tutorials on youtube.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Print at IKEA

Over a year ago I received a phone call from a company asking to license an image of mine for print production. I was in the process of moving to the Philippines and all my files were on a slow ocean going freighter and I said I would get back with them when I got set up again.

My computers with the files showed up but by that time I was busy adjusting to a new environment and forgot about it. Six months later one night on a bus in Manila I got a call from them again about the image. They were so anxious to get the license they offered a $1000.00 advance against royalties and I figured what the heck.

We agreed to go ahead with this, I signed a contract and the process began. Finally after close to eight months, last week the image is on sale at IKEA stores world wide.

The reception of the image in the first week has been overwhelming. I have received numerous emails from people telling me how much they like the photograph, how good it looks on their wall and asking where it was taken. People are asking about ordering prints of other images on my website.

I feel very lucky right now and excited. Here is the image. It was photographed in Northern Vietnam near the Chinese border.