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Joshua Tree Nude Photo Workshop
April 23rd-27th
This workshop will be held on a large piece of private land near Joshua Tree, California. Click here for more information.

Lighting the World: Flash Photography with Speedlights
June 17th-21st

 This workshop is an immersion course in working with dedicated flash units.  Produced by The Anderson Ranch.  Click here for more information.

Iceland Nude Photo Workshop

July 8th-12th

The magnificent landscape of Iceland serves as background for this figure workshop. Click here for more information.

Figure in the Western Landscape Workshop
July 24th-27th
This workshop will be held on a large piece of private land in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Produced by The Santa Fe Workshops.  Click here for more information.

North Carolina Nude Photo Workshop

August 14th-18th
The verdant forests and beautiful waterfalls of North Carolina beckon for this figure workshop.  Click here for more information.

Figure in the Western Landscape Workshop

August 21st-24th
This workshop will be held on a large piece of private land in Park City Utah. Click here for more information.

Entries in digital photography (5)


Joshua Tree National Park


After teaching a workshop in the area, I made a quick visit to Joshua Tree National Park.  It's been a number of years since I had been there, but the place still entraces me.  I love the muted colors of the desert and the peacefulness of the park.  We owe such a debt to Teddy Roosevelt and his vision for preserving natural wonders through the creation of a national park system.

This is one of my favorite images, shot with the Canon 5D MkIII.


Camera Review added at

Just in time for the winter season, and the giving season, I've posted a review of the Pentax Optio WS80 waterproof camera to my educational blog,  Check it out!


New Dance image


A fun day in the studio with dancer Olivia Hartzell.


New post to


An article about the value of shooting in Raw format has been posted to


Fun assignment for 5280 Magazine

Friday, I had the opportunity to work with a wonderful aerial dancer, Alexandra Walker, on a story for 5280 Magazine.