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I recently saw a post on Facebook from PetaPixel . The author Missy Mwac was talking about how her local Costco was eliminating the photo processing dept.  because of low volume. https://petapixel.com/2019/03/04/the-lesson-from-costcos-photo-lab This is a subject that is been important to me for a long time also. As a society, we have steadily moved away…

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Florida Photography   My original blog was going to be “How to Photograph Birds in Florida”. Well, what if you’re not into “bird photography?”  So, I started to think outside the box. What other photography is there in Florida besides “bird photography?” Let’s start with “Long Exposure Photography.” Both east and west coasts have piers.…

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With the advent of the camera phone and more affordable cameras, we are being inundated with more images than we have in any other time in history. If you are on any social media channel, you see them on a daily basis. So many photos…so many bad, mediocre photos mixed in with the really awesome…

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So, photographers who know me know that I am a big Lightroom user. It is a major part of my workflow. One feature I have always liked and use is the ability to quickly share an image from Lightroom to my Facebook timeline. Using the Publish Service feature in Lightroom , it is a drag,…

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Creative Vision’s own Alanna St Laurent was interviewed today as one of the many artist’s at the Ann Arbor Art Fair for Michigan Radio/NPR . Hear the interview at the link below. http://michiganradio.org/post/sights-and-sounds-2018-ann-arbor-art-fair

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I started using the Sony System several years ago along with my Nikon. No doubt about it, Sony and other camera manufactures are in the mirrorless game. Which is better? Let’s revisit a previous contentious camera debate. Is film better than digital? Well that has certainly died down. Your decision should be based on which…

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One of the main benefits of Lightroom is that editing is non-destructive. This happens because you don’t actually edit your image file. What you work on is the preview with all of your edits recorded in the catalog file. When you take an image from Lightroom to Photoshop, in some cases you first select what…

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A while back I had the opportunity of photographing the Ohio State Reformatory, otherwise known as Mansfield Prison. Having never been there before and knowing that it would be very much a sensory overload of subjects, I decided I needed to bring some props with me to get started. For me I need to relax,…

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Whenever I think of the current changes happening in Detroit, my feelings are a mixed bag. On the one hand, it is great for the city to be renovating and reusing its old historical buildings (I would always prefer this to the buildings being demolished), but on the other hand, photographers are losing photographic opportunities…

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You don’t need a new year to make a change… all you need is a Monday. – Ansel Adams