Cuba… Old Cars, Great Cigars and More

Cuba is one of those places that most of us think about with a mixed sense of wonder and mystery. Having just had the opportunity to visit and photograph there, courtesy of a cultural exchange, I finally got my opportunity to see and experience this country first hand. While the infrastructure is in dire need of…

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Antarctica Recap

It’s been about a month since I returned from Antarctica. And the first question everyone asks, “What was it like?”. The simple answer is that it is like no other place on the planet. The “getting” there is long and dicey…. overnight to Buenos Aires, change of airports, 3 hour flight to Ushuaia at the…

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Gwen

If you’ve called the studio in the past 27+ years, that friendly, upbeat voice that usually answers the phone belongs to my studio manager, Gwen. I have no idea why or how she has hung in there with me all this time. Maybe it’s because I’m such a fabulous employer (unlikely) or that she’s the…

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Iceland 2012 officially launched

Here is an opportunity to photograph this exotic country while learning from a master of color. Arthur Meyerson is recognized as one of America’s finest photographers who has traveled throughout the world, creating award winning advertising, corporate and editorial photographs, as well as producing an extensive body of personal fine art imagery. And, for over…

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The Color of Iceland (click here to view slide show)

I recently returned from my first workshop/photo tour in Iceland in conjunction with the great people at Focus on Nature. When most people think of Iceland, they think of an amazing natural geological, geographical, geothermal landscape. And while we not only explored those aspects of this phenomenal country, we also took advantage of photographing the “local color”… the…

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Story Telling

People,cultures, landscape, architecture, industry, politics are all defined by their environment. And each of these topics helps define a place. In creating photographs that illustrate a “sense of place” it’s important to approach your subject like a story teller. Each image needs to help convey a message and, at the same time, build on each…

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Playing The Hand Your Dealt

In defining a “sense of place” we face all kinds of obstacles. One of the major issues can be weather. Many photographers don’t even bother to go out if the sun’s not shining, it’s snowing, raining, foggy, etc. But it’s something we have no control over and you have to learn to “play the hand your dealt”.…

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my last shot on my last roll of kodachrome

Today I received my last roll of Kodachrome film back from the lab. It was a strange feeling because since “going digital” five years ago, I haven’t shot a roll of film. But, when it was recently announced that Dwayne’s Photo Lab in Parsons,Kansas (the only Kodachrome processor left in the world) was going to…

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