Behind the Lens: How to Shoot the Full Moon


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Mommy, where do seascape photos come from?

It’s easy to look at an image and see it in a vacuum. But what of the deeper context, where did the image actual come from? In this video I show you a little bit of what goes on behind the scenes in producing a seascape photo.

Notes from the Field: Four Mile Beach

Step behind the lens to see how this compelling seascape photo was made. I run through my thoughts on how I created this image before, during, and after I pressed the shutter button.

Frozen Tenaya Lake, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite

It all started before Christmas when I saw a video of people ice skating on a frozen Tenaya Lake in Yosemite’s high country. Wow, that’s cool, that doesn’t happen very often, I thought. Then, about halfway through the video, the filmer unwittingly showed something that had my eyes bugging out of my head: thick and […]

El Capitan in Winter, Yosemite National Park

Reflecting on 2011 2011 was an interesting year for me which saw a lot of growth for me as a photographer as well for my photography business. I saw some breathtaking light at Lake Tahoe, got lost in the slot canyons in Utah, witnessed Fall foliage erupting in Zion, and saw a thousand other beautiful […]

Notes From the Field: Foggy Fun

Shooting seascapes in the summer in Santa Cruz (say that 5-times fast) is a tricky thing: the marine layer inhibits sunsets and makes capturing a worthwhile image all the more difficult.  I rarely go out to shoot in the summer here, but since some excellent photographer friends of mine were in town, I made a […]

Notes from the Field, Badwater, Death Valley

Here’s a new Notes from the Field from a recent trip to Death Valley.  I was in the Badwater Salt Flats (lowest elevation in the US: 282 feet below sea level) for sunrise and came away with this shot: Full details with videos on how I chose this composition, what camera settings I used, and […]

Notes from the Field, Laguna Creek Beach

Here’s a new Notes from the Field from a trip to Laguna Creek Beach in Santa Cruz.  I headed down to the beach for sunset and came away with this shot: Full details with videos on how I chose this composition, what camera settings I used, and how I post-processed the image after the jump.

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