Articles - Behind the Scenes

HDR Processing: A New and Effective Technique

It has been a while since I posted an article on post-processing, and having discovered a new, effective and pleasing technique just last month, now is a good time to discuss my learning and show my results.  Hopefully readers will find value in what I am about to present, both in words and images.  HDR [ continue reading ]

The Making of "The Smoking Gun"

Almost five years ago to this date, an old Flickr contact of mine, Rich Legg, created a photographic image of a smoking gun.  I was impressed, and I commented on his image at the time.  I recently decided to have a go at this type of shot myself, and did so today.  Rich used a [ continue reading ]

The Making of "Riedel"

A couple of years ago I created a simple still life image, which I still enjoy viewing.  The image is titled Riedel.  Here it is: As simple as the image appears, so, too, was the work that went into creating it.  It is surprisingly straight-forward.  The image consists of four Riedel wine glasses.  I photographed [ continue reading ]

The Making of "Fire or Flood?"

In November of 2009 I attended the first of Brent Pearson's light painting workshops, which consisted of an afternoon of theory, followed by an evening of creative light painting landscape photography.  Fire or Flood?  was my image of the night, created as a result of a collaborative effort at the capture phase.  Here it is [ continue reading ]

The Making of "Drinking Problem"

Some time after I created my image Wine is a Primary Industry, I set out to create a new image, also exploring the theme of liquid in wine glasses, but this time with something more.  The result was Drinking Problem.  This image took me over three hours to create, as a fair bit of setup [ continue reading ]

The Making of "Wine is a Primary Industry"

On Christmas Eve of 2008 I was inspired to create an image.  I produced Wine is a Primary Industry.  I knew some time prior that I wanted to create this type of shot.  I saw some incredible images along this line, created by another Flickr photographer.  This inspired me to actually do it.  I had [ continue reading ]