Zion Fall 2018: Day One

I has been about a month since I returned from my annual Fall trip to Zion. It was a very special trip, and I definitely walked away from it with a set of images that I am very proud of. Here is my Day one video from that trip.

Also, I should mention that I have been working very hard behind the scenes on my 2018 Portfolio Box Set. At the time of writing this, 67 of the box sets have been shipped, and I am working my way through the rest of the preorders. My goal is to have all the preorders arrive in time for Christmas. Thank you so much for your massive support everyone!

Intrepid 8x10 Camera Review

Curious about the new Intrepid 8x10 camera? In this week’s video, I dive deep and share my thoughts about this lightweight and affordable large format view camera. This is the camera you saw me using on my spring backpacking trip to southern Utah. Has it earned a spot in my lineup? Watch the video to find out.

Charging Camera Batteries in the Field

In this week's video, I share my solution for keeping all of my camera batteries charged while on my shooting trips. This technique allows me to charge the batteries even if the engine of my 4Runner is not running. Thanks for watching!

Let's Explore Magazine

Hi Everyone! Some of my photos will be included in the upcoming issue of Let's Explore Magazine. The theme of the magazine is "Perseverance" and in addition to my photos, I also contributed a pretty cool story about my first dedicated solo photography trip. This magazine is about to go to print, but you can preorder your copy with the following link: 

Let's Explore Magazine 02 | Perseverance

My First Landscape Photos from 17 years ago

In this week's video, I share some of my OLD photos. These are photos I shot 17 years ago when I was just getting started with landscape photography. I haven't seen these photos for many years, and only recently discovered them through an archived version of my old website.

Colorado Plateau 2018: Film Reveal

Alright film nerds, here is my film reveal video from my spring trip. This is where I look at my film for the first time, and share my reaction to how things turned out. There are a few surprises in the mix, both good and bad. Thanks as always for watching.

Colorado Plateau 2018: Day 8

Here is the final installment from my Spring trip to southern Utah. Thank you everyone for following along on my adventure, and I will be posting the film reveal video in the near future.

Portfolio Reviews & Skype Sessions

I just updated the services section of my site with more information about the Portfolio Reviews and Skype Sessions that I offer. I have offered these services for a while now, but I really haven't done a lot of work promoting them. Both services are quite simple, and are based on requests that I have had through the years.

With the portfolio review, I will go through a gallery of up to 10 photos and write a detailed analysis on each photo including my initial impression, as well as thoughts on composition, subject matter, processing, and overall execution. Each portfolio review takes me on average 3 to 4 hours to complete. For more details, please be sure to visit the Services Page.

The Skype sessions are a bit more open ended. If you have questions about landscape photography, large format technique, or some of the locations that I am knowledgable about, I would be more than happy to sit down and chat. You will also find more details about the Skype sessions on the Services page. 

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My Complete Video Kit

I often get questions about the video equipment I use to produce my video journals, and the settings that I use on my cameras. To help answer those questions, I created a page on my site that details each piece of equipment I use, my preferred settings, and where to buy it. 

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Colorado Plateau 2018: Day 7

Here is my Day 7 video from my Spring trip a couple days ahead of when it goes live on YouTube. I was able to use the rainy conditions to my advantage and expose a couple sheets of film. I'm not in love with the photos, but it certainly felt good to click the shutter after several days of just wandering around. Thanks as always for watching!

Colorado Plateau 2018: Day 6

On the 6th day of my trip, I set out into Capitol Reef to scout for new subjects. The weather became a little bit of an issue, but I made the most of it.

Colorado Plateau 2018: Day 5

On the 5th day of my trip, I woke up in Capitol Reef National Park, and set out to explore some areas that I hadn't been to before. This marks my 3rd annual visit to this very interesting national park. I look forward to exploring it for many years to come.

Colorado Plateau 2018: Day 4

To be honest, not a heck of a lot happened on day 4 of my spring trip. This day marked the end of my backpacking trip, and I made the drive to my next location: Capitol Reef National Park.

Colorado Plateau 2018: Day 3

On the third day of my spring trip, I awoke in the canyon, then set out to find some more subjects. I think on future trips, I will find a way to carry just two film holders, and a box of film along with a film changing bag. It is so easy to burn through all my film in just a couple days.

Colorado Plateau 2018: Day 2

On the second day of my spring trip to Southern Utah, I got an early start, and made the 7 mile trek into a canyon that I visited for the first time last year. I carried with me 5 film holders, which allowed me to take a maximum of 10 photos over the course of the multi-day backpacking trip. Thanks for watching and sharing!

Colorado Plateau 2018: Day One

Here is my day 1 video journal from my spring of 2018 visit to the Colorado Plateau. This is a backpacking trip that I spent many months getting ready for. In this first video, I setup the trip, and share my thoughts on the experience of going on a solo landscape photography adventure. Thank you everyone for watching, sharing, and subscribing. I really appreciate it!

Pixel Peeping a 709 Megapixel Scan

Recently a good friend of mine Michael Strickland purchased a very high resolution drum scanner. I sent him some film to scan, and he did an experiment where he scanned one of my sheets of film at 709.6 megapixels. To do this, he had to scan it in multiple pieces, then assemble it in photoshop. This would be impractical for most situations, but it was a good test of what's possible. First, here is a web sized version of the file.

Taken with an Arca Swiss F Metric 8x10 Camera with a Nikkor 150mm SW lens on Fuji Velvia 50

Taken with an Arca Swiss F Metric 8x10 Camera with a Nikkor 150mm SW lens on Fuji Velvia 50

I recently posted a video where I shared some 100% crops of this image, and talked about the challenges of setting the focus and lens movements for this photo. Since I have an older computer monitor and my screen capture resolution isn't very high, I figured I would post some 100% samples for people to check out. See if you can figure out where these crops were taken from. Please Click on the photos to view them at 100%

Finally, here is the video where I talk about the drum scan, and what I learned from it. If you are interested in having your film drum scanned, please reach out to Michael. He did a great job with my film.