February 7, I will be speaking in Arizona

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Are you near Scottsdale or Phoenix Arizona?   On the morning of February 7, 2017 I will be speaking at the Mustang Library in Scottsdale for the  Digital Imaging Group In the evening of February 7,2017 I will be speaking in Fountain Hills at the Fountain Hills Photography club I will be focusing on the 4… Read more »

4 Elements of a Successful Image

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Learning how to manipulate your camera settings to help create dramatic lighting, alter backgrounds, make an image moody, or add a sense of motion, gives you the power to create a unique artistic style. The real art of photography is in the way you connect and capture the story of what you experience and how… Read more »

This nomad has landed

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This nomad has officially landed after being on the road for 14 consecutive months. It was not planned; life just kind of happened. You can read more about the beginning from my blog post, “Africa Calling.” Living out of a suitcase was very convenient as I led over 11 safaris last year, not including the… Read more »

The Generosity Expedition Begins

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The Generosity Expedition, an extraordinary journey across much of northern Kenya, all the way to the border of Ethiopia, begins today! I have put up a simple map, with an estimate of our route, to show you the ground we will cover in just two short weeks. The Landy has been prepped over the past… Read more »

If you are only choosing one

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If you are only choosing one, then you must choose this one! Whether you have watched Out of Africa, viewed The Lion King, seen exotic documentaries from National Geographic or grew up watching Born Free and Wild Kingdom, it is easy to become completely captivated by the African savannah, the big game that roams some… Read more »

The past few weeks…..

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The past few weeks I have been on safari through Botswana with an incredible group of people that ended with four days in Mana Pools, Zimbabwe; a pristine wilderness area and safari style like back in the days of Hemmingway. A truly magical experience that went far beyond the images we captured, as we walked… Read more »

leopard cubs safari

An African Safari; are you ready?

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Going on an African Safari is a dream for most wildlife photographers and being in the Maasai Mara during the migration is, hands down, the most exciting wildlife experience in the world. Nowhere in the world, including all other destinations in Africa, will you find the extreme big cat action and plethora of exotic species,… Read more »

An Exciting Announcement !……

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I am very excited to be announcing my first project in Africa.  Extremely Limited,  Leather Hand Beaded, in Africa,  Canvas Prints Proceeds to help Tribes The tribes throughout the African continent have greatly enriched my life. It is such a privilege for me to be able to travel to these remote areas, share incredible experiences… Read more »

Africa in Infrared- Outdoor Photographer cover & 6-page article

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One of the images from my article, “Africa in Infrared” also made the cover of the August issue of Outdoor Photographer magazine! After spending more than a decade photographing exotic wildlife and tribes across the African continent, I found myself hitting a plateau. When specializing in a particular subject, area, or genre, it can be… Read more »

Backgrounds are a crucial element of a successful photograph

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The background in your photo is crucial in making a powerful, successful image. You can have an exotic subject, an intense emotional connection, and stunning light, but if you have forgotten to look at your background, chances are the photograph becomes just a snapshot of something you found interesting. It’s just one of the essential… Read more »