What We Do

My style of capturing photographs has not happened on purpose. It has been a process of discovering what my natural passions and inclinations are when it comes to capturing beauty. I have discovered that my photography subjects and style tend to be broken into five separate categories.

Travel

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime. – Mark Twain

Landscape

I have determined that the best landscape photography comes from being out when “normal” people are not. That you are out very early, very late, in stormy weather or when it is colder than most humans find enjoyable.

Cityscape

I am drawn to the beauty of cityscapes. A perfect cityscape must combine three characteristics a great city, an iconic characteristic of the city and great light.

Architecture

Every great architect is – necessarily – a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Events

Frequently there are some amazing events that will be occurring and the people that are putting the event on what to capture the essence of the event to help them communicate the experience to a much broader audience.  We love capturing culturally significant events that help to shape our time.

Photography Lessons

“It’s not enough to just own a camera. Everyone owns a camera. To be a photographer, you must understand, appreciate, and harness the power you hold!”
– Mark Denman

Our job is to help you understand, appreciate, and harness the power.


General Process of Our Works

Many people have asked me, how do you produce such amazing work? These are the basis steps used to come to a final product.

Concept

My best work comes from images first painted in my mind. I mull over a prospective image for weeks or months, seeing it from different angles and perspectives, then finally deciding what to capture, I take action. The result is images that deeply touch a person’s emotions and powerfully evoke memories and dreams.

Prepare

Light is always the magic ingredient that makes for a great image so if I am going to be photographing a landscape, cityscape or some architecture I also need to plan for the perfect light. That means watching weather conditions, knowing where the sun is going to be and then finally watching for clouds, smoke, haze or other conditions that will make an image powerful and unique.

There are times where is makes sense to just be ready for that opportunity when amazing conditions come even when I was not expecting them. The bottom line is planning and flexibility make for the best opportunities to capture amazing images. So I have learned to always be ready with all of the needed equipment to capture that image that I have been planning for so long.

Retouch

Photoshop is an indispensable tool for the professional photographer. It is true I take great pains to capture the perfect image the first time but there are always items in an image that must be removed or enhanced to make the image perfect. Remember this is photographic art not photographing a crime scene. Photography is art not reality.

The steps in retouching are:

  • Remove Distractions
  • Enhance Color and/or Contrast
  • Crop to perfection

Finalize

The final step is to determine what format the image would look best as a displayed work of art. This step includes determine if it would be best on canvas or as a framed image. If it will be framed, what is the ideal size and what are the most stunning matting and framing options. I have gone through this work for most of my images and have made recommendations for you at the online store. There are examples of what we have found to work best and present the work as stunning art.

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