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The Importance of Being Yourself

Reaching the Horizon, Maine People often ask me for advice about their careers, their creative pursuits, their goals and strategies for becoming more creative. And especially how to become a better photographer. Given that I am still learning to do this myself, there is one consistent response I give to each and every person. Decide to be yourself. Commit to your…

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The Challenges of Simplifying

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” -John Maeda I'm in Acadia National Park leading two workshops, and happened to make this image in order to illustrate the importance of simplicity to students. I also share that quote by John Maeda, which is one of my favorites and gets at the real essence of what simplicity really is. Certainly…

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The Practice of Seeing

Street Reflections, Paris / Olympus E-M1, 1/200sec @f/4, ISO 800, 90mm As a landscape photographer I'm always looking for light, patterns, color, texture, and all the other elements of visual design that contribute to making a compelling image. This is true whether I'm in a beautiful natural setting or walking the streets of Paris. Regardless of the actual subject matter or…

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Searching Is Everything

Flow of Color / Canon 1DS Mk III, f/8 @ 1/1000 sec, ISO 400, 200mm, no filters I've just returned from a camping trip in the Catskills with the family, so I've taken a bit of time off from the blog to get away from the computer and the online world in general. It helps me stay focused on what I…

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