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A Jungle Lodge

Earlier this year I headed down to Belize to do some work for a client. Rarely do I ever share client work on the site, but I thought this one might be interesting to you. The assignment was pretty large and covered a lot of bases. Everything from food photography to tours, rooms and staff portraits. It was my first significant outing with the Fuji X system in a large-scale commercial space. The system performed flawlessly. One thing I worried about was its ability to achieve the HDR look the customer was seeking. However, with some manual bracketing it wasn’t a problem. Today’s image was a product of that method. If you have any other questions about the system let me know.

Billy The Kid’s Grave

Billy The Kid's Grave

If you ever find yourself driving through ‘Nowhere’ New Mexico, stop by Fort Summers and visit Billy The Kid’s grave. If not, just read about it on Wikipedia and enjoy this image. There’s not much else there.

Photographer’s Note – I posted a HOW-TO video about this image over on a live Google+ On-Air hangout. If you are interested, you can watch it here.

Invest In Your Creativity

Workshop Discount For My Readers!

You probably know by now that I believe one of the most important things we can do as a creative person is to invest in our own creativity. Whether it is a workshop, an eBook or creating with others it is important to your growth as an artist. With that in mind, I wanted to let you know about this cool workshop from Trey Ratcliff.

I opted to take this course

  • because I dig Trey Ratcliff’s work
  • because I believe you need to invest in learning to improve your own photography
  • and to see just how beautiful New Zealand is

Click Here to get it for $89 instead of $99!

This workshop checks all the boxes! It’s cool that they let me offer it to you for a pretty good discount. If you are looking to attend a workshop in NZ this year, but can’t fit it into the budget, this is a pretty cool option.


Click Here to get it for $89 instead of $99!

Here’s what Trey has to say about it….

This Landscape and Travel Photography Course includes over four hours of step-by-step instruction that will be helpful to any skill level, from beginner to advanced. Note: The tutorials are downloadable videos that you can watch at your own pace.

  • Approximately 2.5 hours of post-processing where I illustrate my latest techniques
  • Roughly 1.5 hours of live-action in New Zealand where you will see how I set up my camera in different locations and weather conditions
  • My RAW image files so you can follow along in the post processing if you wish
  • BONUS 2 hours of Q&A with Trey Ratcliff
  • Access to the private Stuck In Customs clubhouse

A Few Of My Favorites

Here are a few of my favorite images I have made using techniques I have learned from this video as well as other videos from Trey over the years.

Elcoa State Park

Who Doesn’t Love Syrup

Alaskan Syrup

Another image in this week’s series of ‘Hey, I’m glad I shot that photo’ photos. I was familiar with Maple Syrup from the Northeast, but I had no idea that Alaska produced Birch syrup. It’s really good! These are the buckets that collect that sap that they make the syrup with. Have you ever had Birch syrup?

Night Chilies

Chimayo Santa Fe Hotel

Have you ever been to Santa Fe, NM? It’s kind of a long weekend getaway for folks here in Colorado. Too far for two days, but perfect for three or four. It’s full of bright beautiful color and well worth the trip. I was still wired after a long day of traveling, so I decided to go shoot some photos late one night. Here’s a cool spot I found at the Hotel Chimayo. Great place at the price is right!

San Francisco Folks – I’m headed that way in a bit, do you have any must see, must do, must eat type of things you could share with me? I’d totally appreciate it.