Great app for celestial events

The Photographer’s Ephemeris is a must-have for every photographer.  This handy app shows the direction of sunrise/sunset and for those who want to shoot the blood moon on October 8, 2014. The direction of moonrise/moonset. You can set a location,  get compass degrees, times and even set a date for future events. Save locations you […]

Great gifts for photographers

Do you have a photographer in your life? Whether they are pros or hobbyists, these ideas are some of the best ideas for the upcoming holidays, birthdays or anniversaries. 1. Photography classes/workshops– continuing education for all levels is always welcome. If you are serious about honing your craft, check out Kelby Training, Nikon School, Barefoot […]

Rob Cardillo to speak in Savannah

The Trustees’ Garden Club, a member of the The Garden Club of Georgia and The Garden Club of America, is pleased to invite the public to a lecture and slide show by renowned photographer Rob Cardillo, on Wednesday, February 20th at 11:00 a.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St.  “Creative Photography” is the […]

So Many Apps So Little Time

Not long ago I made the switch from Blackberry to Android. Many of my cohorts and students wondered why, as a professional photographer, I didn’t go Apple and get an iPhone. But anyone who knows me knows that I am always one who crunches the numbers and weighs the costs with the benefits. The cost […]

Additional thoughts on Nikon V1

The more I shoot with the Nikon V1 the more I am impressed.  This spiny orb weaver was a tricky subject because auto-focus just doesn’t work- manual focus is the only way to go. Thankfully the manual focus feature on the Nikon V1 which has the electronic viewfinder makes this extremely easy. The OK button […]

It’s not the size of the camera anymore

Technorati Tags: Nikon 1,technology,camera systems,mirrorless,camera comparison The days of walking around with a big bulky DSLR may be coming to an end. Bigger does not mean better anymore. Don’t be surprised if the next time you hire a professional photographer and one of their cameras is a small, lightweight, compact mirrorless camera. These new systems […]

Capo Testa

My niece is an exchange student on an island in Italy (poor thing, right?) and has start a weblog to document her feelings, experiences and travels while she is abroad. Being abroad is nothing new for her. She has practically grown up in Europe as her family was stationed in Germany for over 5 years […]

Early Birds

I was not the only early bird this morning inspired by the crisp fall weather. Several painters scattered along Laurel Hill Scenic Drive at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge. Although it has been some time since my last visit to the refuge, I was thrilled to be back. It was too cool for ‘gators but […]

Classes Confirmed

Received the proverbial “thumbs up” today. My classes are confirmed through Georgia Southern’s Continuing Education department here in Savannah. Classes will include Digital Photography, Creative Photography, Advanced Photography, Portraiture and Photoshop. Check out their website for more information and to register: http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/cesavannahmenu.html