Monthly Archives: January 2014


Most folks run for cover when it rains. I also run for cover but I find the rain a great opportunity to focus on what people are doing while they are trying to get out of the rain. I think umbrellas add a unique framing perspective to the subjects as well. This particular day it was raining so hard that the rain was coming through the fabric of my umbrella and my gear was getting soaked. (Note to self: buy

Lamplight Photography, Part II

  Each performance used a different lamp and some were much brighter than others. Due to the numerous visits I had time to try different techniques to document the unique light and motion of the event. The Kecak dance is made up of about 50 men sitting around the lamp reciting chants and several women dressed in traditional Balinese princess attire. Inserted into the dance are some evil characters that try to steal the princess bride and a hero that


Tony Morella – As a black and white film photographer I always liked how an overcast day lowered the tonal range perfectly, but a good foggy day really makes me smile. It’s like waking up in an old Antonioni movie from the 1960’s. For me, the fog adds a soft beauty to everything around you. As a digital photographer now I can capture and create that look like never before.  

‘Storm made’ Photographs – a sad tale

How sad, these are “storm made’ photographs. How do you store and back up your photographic archives? Something to think about. Read this story about a photographer and the loss of his 40 year archive. We’ll be doing some articles on preservation of images, storage and more in 2014. Here is the link on

THANKS for the ‘Likes’

My sincere thanks to you for our growing Facebook ‘likes.’ With writers, contributors and even our designer donating time to get this adventure off the ground, it is through social media that we will get the word out and grow the site and the magazine.  Everyone working with the site and magazine is devoted to photography, both capture and output. Everyday I read or hear more about the concept of ‘handmade photography’ so I know we are on the right

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