Children’s Fashion Photography

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I’ve found a new genre that brings stimulating challenges and fills me with joy as a photographer. I was initiated into Children’s Fashion Photography by agreeing to a business trade with one of my lifelong friends.  Cynthia Bennett has taken her passion for design and fabrics, combined it with her love for her grandson and … Continue reading

Pacific Northwest is home

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… heading home. Not finished shooting in India – I’ll be back for the real heat and ensuing monsoons but, a trip home is here now.  Being away from the paradox of India for one day is putting fresh light on my cultural musings.  I’m creating a list of the shots I’ve missed or messed … Continue reading

Arts & Crafts Hotel Project

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This is the project that brought me to New Delhi where I’ve been living for the last three months.  Along with the myriad of photographic opportunities and the adventures at every corner, I am creating a photo documentary of the building that could be the first LEED Platinum building in India. India’s Lalit Hotels is … Continue reading

Sikandarpur Market

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One of my favourite things to do is to gently walk into the lives of people on their streets. I wandered into Sikandarpur Market, on a hot Saturday afternoon, with my 50 mm lens and speedlite with a Gary Fong lightsphere attachment – I was on a mission to find people willing to be photographed.  The language barrier, the … Continue reading

Touching The Untouchable

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I have spent my time in India observing and trying to organize what I see in a way that makes sense to my North American sensibilities.  Although often uncomfortable and constantly perplexed I love this exercise, I can feel my brain expanding to accommodate new views every day. This photo was taken on my recent … Continue reading

Winning Landscape

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It is a wonderful feeling to be acknowledged. This reflection, caught at the Rajbahara Meadow at Bandhavgarh, won “Best in Landscape Category” in the Nomad Excursions Photo Contest.  You can view this and other winning images posted on their facebook page. Places to go, people to see: Nomad Excursions Facebook Page

Morning Light

I recently turned my lens towards wildlife and my estimation for wildlife photographers – always high – has just jumped several notches.  It’s harder than it looks.  For one thing the darn creatures don’t wait around for you to get your gear in order. I joined a group of photographers, brought together by Nomad Excursions, spent 3 … Continue reading

What makes a professional photographer?

If you google “what makes a professional photographer?” you will find a lot of discussion.  Anything from How To Become… to a list of qualifying criteria.  The expected definition is that a professional in any area is someone who gets paid for what they do.  Well,  I know I got paid for some snaps before I was … Continue reading