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Photo Journal – Ice on the Hudson

I’ve written about photographing familiar locations many times, yet it remains a challenge for many, including myself. Novelty is, of course, one of the main reasons we think better photographs are available elsewhere, instead of in the same familiar places. I know the feeling well since I’ve been guilty of thinking the same thing. The excitement of visiting a new…

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Five Things I’m Enjoying Right Now

Mind Five Min Journal Nothing has impacted my daily state of mind more than developing a sense of gratitude for all things. This is not a denial of the negative, but rather a focus on what’s positive. Studies have shown it improves health, happiness, and your overall outlook on life. While you can practice gratitude simply by noting what you’re…

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Photo Journal: Tree Light, Mohonk Preserve

Over the years I’ve come to realize more and more that making an image is as much about what we bring to a moment as it is what the moment has to offer. Nature offers or confers an invitation for visual and emotional engagement, but we must be willing to listen, to receive, to see. In Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert…

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