HURRICANE IDA

The last couple of years have been pretty rough. Between Covid, mask mandates, the summer riots, the election, the January 6th riots (whatever that was), vaccines, Covid AGAIN! Masks AGAIN! The 20 year anniversary of 9/11 and the embarrassment of the way our country handled leaving that 20 year war, the last thing anyone needed …

Strange Times Indeed

For my whole life, maybe because of science fiction movies or because I’m from the generation who got under their desks at school to be ‘protected’ from an atomic bomb, I assumed that the world would end in a bright white flash. That’s if you were lucky. If you weren’t so lucky, you’d spend your …

Why A Drone?

As photographers we’re always looking for a different perspective. A different way to see something that’s been seen the ‘usual’ way many times. I’ve actually put my camera down on the street already just to get a completely different angle. I couldn’t even see the viewfinder to frame the shot, so I just took several …

How to Develop Your Photographer’s Eye

I’m hardly an expert on this topic. In fact, to be honest, I’m hardly an expert on any topic related to photography. I do, however, have several years of experience in photography and have seen what works… and what doesn’t. The real issue with this topic is that there are just so many photographic disciplines …

Hike Into History

If you are local to New Orleans, there is something that you probably don’t know. While the city is home to a world class WWII museum, there are other relics from World War II that aren’t as easily experienced. In a city named; Belle Chasse rests 10 WWII era ammo bunkers! All that required to …

Photography’s Most Important Ingredient​

In a few recent articles, I discuss some of the technical details of photography. Aperture, ISO, shutter speed and other details are outlined. However, there’s one very important ingredient that can’t be learned from a photography book or even fully understood in a classroom envirorment. The ingredient that I’m talking about is patience. If you’ve …

How to Shoot HDR Images

HDR images bring out details that a single image just can’t capture. Let’s get a little deeper into image creation. You’ll notice that I didn’t say photography. While there are hundreds of books written on photography, there are far less on the subject of HDR post-processing. If you don’t know, HDR means ‘high dynamic range’. …