It had been a few years since Bluewater Photo ran a workshop in Lembeh, the ever popular macro destination located in North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Trip co-leaders, Matt Sullivan and Erik Lukas had been brainstorming workshop ideas with a focus on macro photography, and after some internal discussion with the Bluewater Travel team, it was decided that a return to Lembeh would happen. So the plans were put in place and the trip was scheduled for October, 2018.Read More
Here is the first of a new series of blog posts to show an example of a photograph and explain the techniques used in making it. I hope to provide some insights into the choices I made for how the photograph was exposed, the lighting used and anything else that went into making a specific image.Read More
So I received an email one morning via the contact me page on my website and at first glance it looks like spam. Before I hit the delete key I read it and see that an editor from a Chinese website called POCO.CN is contacting me to ask about doing and interview and a profile. Hmmm...still seems like spam, but I figure cannot hurt to reply and see who might be on the other end of the email.
Well it turns out the email was not spam. It was the real deal, and I was asked if I would be interested in doing an interview and supplying a collection of my underwater images for publication on a Chinese photography website. Sure. Why not?
So it took a bit of back-and-forth for the questions and my replies and the revisions and the edits...not to mention I had two photo workshops that I was running in Socorro, Mexico, then another in Anilao, Philippines...but once it was all said and done, the profile went live. Have a look for yourself...I hope you like it.
I had a great time working with the team at POCO.CN, and cannot thank them enough for posting the profile and my images.
One of the challenges of keeping your images organized and easy to locate stems from having a well-defined strategy for adding ‘keywords’ and ‘metadata’ to your images. I wanted to share with you one of Lightroom’s most useful tools for quickly adding this information to your images. Getting into the habit of labeling your shots is a worthwhile investment of time and this useful tool should make the work fast and simple.Read More
Nineteen hours of travel behind me, I arrived at Crystal Blue Resort in Anilao, Philippines just 10 minutes before a small earthquake, the first of many that would rattle the area over the next two weeks. Hearing, and feeling, them underwater was quite the experience. What a way to kick things off.Read More