Photography News Spring 2023

Sunset over Lime Kiln Lighthouse and Haro Strait. Lime Kiln Point State Park San Juan Island Washington #79304Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse SanJuan Island #79304  Purchase

This spring I have some very exciting photography news to share with everyone. Although it has been a while since my last post, a lot has been going on behind the scenes. Among the photography news are new image additions, new locations scheduled, and a field class with North Cascades Institute.

New Locations Scheduled for Spring 2023

Vancouver Island British Columbia. This month we will be photographing in Ucluelet on the coast of Vancouver Island. Although I live within viewing distance of Vancouver Island this will be our first photography trip there. Over the years I’ve mainly photographed coastal areas of Washington and Oregon. So the beaches, sea stacks, and coves of the Ucluelet area will be a real treat!

Newfoundland. In May I will be spending most of the month photographing along Newfoundland’s Iceberg Alley. My last trip to Canada’s Atlantic Provinces was in Nova Scotia in 2016. But even before that trip, I’ve been itching to visit Newfoundland

May and June are the optimal months for viewing icebergs along the coast. So, hopefully, I’ll be in the right place at the right time to see and photograph some large bergs. While icebergs are high on my shoot list there is plenty more subject matter available.  Below are some of the locations I have so far penciled in.

  • Twillingate
  • Fogo Island
  • Bonavista Peninsula
  • L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site
  • Cape Spear
  • Gros Morne National Park

New Images

 There is also some exciting news in the new images department. Check out the New Additions gallery to see selections from these recently added locations.

  • Orcas Island
  • San Juan Island
  • Deception Pass State Park
  • Bellingham Bay

Sunset over Cattle Point and Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Juan Island Washington #79196Cattle Point sunset San Juan Island #79196  Purchase

Sunrise clouds over Deception Pass, Deception Pass State Park, Washington #78952Deception Pass #78952  Purchase

In addition, I’ve also been busy working on some entirely new and fun subject matter. During the dreary winter days this year, I began working on some studio setups of culinary still life.  Although I’m primarily a landscape and nature photographer, this subject matter harkens back to my days working in commercial photography studios in Chicago.

Spices and dried orange slices on a blue stoneware plate, with cinnamon sticks, and star anise resting on an antique spoon #79064Spices and dried orange slices #79064  Purchase

You can see some of the first additions in the Culinary Still Life gallery.

Outdoor Field Class

On Saturday, June 3 I will lead a one-day field class through the North Cascades Institute. Entitled Mindful Photography at Baker Lake this class will be a continuation of the same class I lead in 2021. The course will emphasize using photography to see and interact with the natural environment.

North Cascades old-growth forest Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Washington #77662orOld-Growth Forest North Cascades #700662  Purchase

Baker Lake in the spring is an ideal location for this course. Walking along an easy trail we’ll pass through forests of giant old-growth trees, rushing streams and waterfalls, and spring wildflowers.

This class has a limit of 15 participants, so sign up early!

New Fine Art Print Paper

Lastly on the photo news list is an update to my Fine Art Print offerings. For those opting for a fine art print that will be matted and framed, I’ve replaced traditional chromogenic prints made on Fuji Crystal Archive paper with a Giclee-style paper.

Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta Fine Art Giclee Prints

I’ve always been partial to the look and feel of old-style darkroom prints made on fiber-based paper. So after conducting some testing, I’ve chosen to offer prints made using Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta. It is widely available in all the sizes I offer. And it is one of the highest quality giclee papers available, with a very heavy weight and soft luster finish, characteristics that resemble traditional silver gelatin darkroom prints.

Photography News Spring 2023

4 Replies to “Photography News Spring 2023”

  1. Wow! The culinary still life series is excellent! Very nice arrangements, color combinations, and all beautifully lit.

    Your travel plans sound wonderful and make me envious — I look forward to the photos you’ll make. 🙂

  2. The Culinary Still Life gallery has some great images in it! Makes me wish I knew what to do with a flash and lighting like that. I also enjoyed the photos from San Juan Island as it has been 25+ years since I was there. Looking forward to your Vancouver Island images too. 🙂

    1. Thanks Michael, glad you like them. The still life photos were made using just one tungsten light fitted with a soft box diffuser and a white mat board as a reflector. Like everything else, I like to keep it simple and strait forward.

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