January 2014 Newsletter

Some of the places we've been over the last few months. Utah, Tanzania, Maui, Tucson, Pullman, and Sedona.

Some of the places we’ve been over the last few months. Utah, Tanzania, Maui, Tucson, Pullman, and Sedona.

In this Newsletter:

– Greetings
– Stuff I Like This Month
– January GOAL Assignment: Direct the Viewer’s Eyes
– New Camera: Nikon Df
– Digital Tidbits: Photoshop CC Perspective Warp
– Story From the Field: The Eagle That Refused to Die
– Book Review: Dynamic Posing Guide
– Workshop and Business Updates


For many photographers, photography is all about pixel count, lens resolution and focusing speed. We often get caught up with all the gear and technical aspects around the craft but forget the reason why we photograph. In my case, photography is a gateway that allows me to intersect with other people’s lives. It allows me join their story for a little while and by doing so, I also learn a little bit more about myself.

I’ve put on lots of air miles over the last six months and I’ve been fortunate to participate in some amazing journeys around the world with other photographers who also share my passion. Most of us photographers love to travel because the world is a visual feast, ripe for the picking. We venture out into the unknown, hoping to come home with a masterpiece that represents not only the scene before us, but also the emotions we experienced.

We seek. We search. We hunt. We shoot. Our pursuit of the perfect image never ends and yet somehow we willingly go back for more. Each time we head out with our cameras, we give ourselves another chance at photographic success. Another chance to capture the soul of a scene. Another chance to recreate the beauty that unfolds before us. Another chance to tell the story.

Because I love travel so much, I’ve set up four international trips for 2014 that I know those of you who share my wanderlust are going to love. These trips run the gamut from stunning scenery to amazing wildlife to cultural heritage. I’ve personally designed them for photographers and I’d love to have you join in the adventure.

Cuba – Explore old-world Cuban charm before it opens up to the west. Dates October 4th – 12th, 2014.

Iceland – Landscapes and Birds Photo Adventure. August 12th – 20th, 2014.

Galapagos – Join us on our privately charted yacht for a week of incredible wildlife photography. September 7th – 14th, 2014

Tanzania – Wild African animals beyond your imagination. November 4th – 15th.

More details on these trips can be found below in the Business and Workshop Updates section.

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