Monthly Archives: December 2012

Season’s Greetings

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Special Products and Special Prices

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your support and helping my photography Photo Tours and Workshops gain momentum.  For all who have participated in any way this year a special thank you and for those who will be joining  me next year, I look forward to gaining your confidence.

As I look back at 2012, I can’t help but feel grateful to the wonderful people who have come into my extended photo family.  I have enjoyed every moment with you all.

As a small token I requested my friend, supporter and sponsor Gary Farber of Hunts Photo and Video to put together some VERY SPECIAL PRICING on some of my favorite  products and accessories.  As you look through this list, you might want to avail of these discounts and support Hunts as they have supported the photographic community.

Wishing you and yours Happy and Safe Holidays and all the best for the New Year.

With warm regards,


Click Here for the list and special pricing good through the end of the year

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Once in a while one comes across a website that is truly inspiring.  This web site is harmonious and echoes my photographic philosophies and what I try to instill in my workshop participants.  This site has video content and is structured toget photographers and artists more interested in the HOW to take the inspiration they find and shoot and translates it into content that is inspiring.  It’s a soft approach to inform and educate on tools and techniques.

It is fairly new but please check it out and bookmark it – more content will be added.  Do give me feedback on what you think about the site and the concept.

In addition – there are some awesome deals and discounts on Wacom products.


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Bosque del Apache and White Sands National Monument

Returned late last night after an incredible Photo Tour and Workshop (PTAW) to the Bosque and White Sands.  We arrived in New Mexico on Thanksgiving and it was non stop photography from pre dawn to night every day.

The PTAW officially started on Friday but early arrivers enjoyed Thanksgiving evening watching the Sandhill Cranes fly in with the golden light of the setting sun.  Each morning we picked a location ideal for capturing great images – all based on the direction of the winds in conjunction with the sunrise.  Mornings and mid afternoons were spent scouting out for additional opportunities in the corn fields and pools.

The reserve has been cleaned up and almost every location is perfect for great image making.  Some images from PTAW participants:

Bosque Dawn

The image above is from the first morning and the three images below are from the following evening.

Sandhill Crane Landing


Two Cranes Calling


Landing Gears Down



And here is one of mine at sunset.

Sandhill Landing at Sunset

Could not resist posting a “Fly Off” aka “Blast Off” aka “Explosion” – whatever you want to call it – it is just fabulous to witness.

A Snow Geese “Fly Off”


The current count of Sandhill Cranes is just under 7,000 and the the Snow Goose count is about 53,000 as of November 28, 2012.

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