Exciting projects & Fall classes

This year has found me very busy working on several large projects. The largest is a book project for my high school alma mater St. Vincent’s Academy. It was within these halls that I first learned about photography and spent hours in the darkroom experiencing the magic and the science. I am honored that Sr. […]

Getting the Most from Adobe Lightroom

Lightroom is a photo editing program used by amateurs and pros alike to organize, edit and export. At first glance, the modules seem straightforward, but this class will delve deeper, showing you how the program can be used as part of an effective workflow process: importing, editing, using/creating presets, identity plates and watermarks, print set-ups […]

Blood Moon Excitement

This celestial occurance coincides with the final night of my Advanced Creative Photography class. It is in this course that my students go from the default Evaluative light meter setting to the more precise Partial/Center-Weighted and Spot meters. The blood moon or total lunar eclipse will be a great opportunity for them to try their […]

Leon delays classes

The results of winter storm Leon created many school closings for the last few days. Georgia Southern was one of those and caused the delay of the Digital Imaging Basics class on Tuesday night. The class will officially start tonight with the second class taking place next week. Creative Photography will begin next week on […]

Depth of Field- It’s all in the numbers

One of the most interesting concepts artistically that my students want to achieve is called the Figure/Ground Principle. It is one of the Gestalt Principles. These principles were developed by a group of German psychologists in the 1920’s and determined how we perceived various visual stimuli. “Gestalt” means “unified whole” so in other words, it […]

A lens by any other name…

During my classes one student inevitably asks “what lens should I buy?” I try to tell them the important differences between prime and zoom lenses. For any photographer who is looking to shoot sharper photos, prime lenses are the way to go. If you don’t know what a prime lens is then this blog is […]

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 […]