03-04-14 Sleeping On the Job

I’m not sleeping now and I’m not really sleeping in the photo, either. I was working on a project for Office Peeps, a local office solutions retailer, and decided it might be a good time to get a self portrait. Also, I was using Camranger to remotely control my camera so it was convenient to…

12-15-13 Into the Light

On my recent trip to Minneapolis and Saint Paul with students in the Photo/Media program at LATI, we spent about an hour in the Como Park Conservatory. I had been there several times before so I wasn’t sure that I would find anything new to photograph. But while there I did take 97 photos, some…

12-12-13 Countless Unseen Details

Someone once suggested that “Countless unseen details are often the difference between the mediocre and the magnificent.” When I teach photography, this is one of my many mantras: what helps our work rise above all of the billions of photos being taken is our close attention to details and our true understanding of what those…

11-27-13 Curvature

So I’m indulging in my architectural detail fetish today, this time with a shot of the Utah state capitol dome. Tomorrow maybe I’ll have a turkey photo given that it is Thanksgiving here in the USA. Technical note: I don’t think many of my students see my blog and that’s probably good since I preach…

11-25-13 A Nicely Painted Ceiling

Given that I talked a bit about the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel yesterday, I thought I’d post my one and only photo of the ceiling, “accidentally” taken in 2004. Photography is not allowed, but in the crowded and somewhat chaotic chapel, my camera somehow went off. And this is what I ended up with….