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Resolved! How Do You Keep Your Gear Dry?

 I am currently in the middle of Ron Modra and my Scottish Highlands workshop. Sadly we had a participant get Covid and I have been sidelined with a stomach flu bug. Ah - the joys of traveling. What we have been lucky with has been the weather... tho...

Sligachan Falls, Isle of Skye, Sligachan, Scotland-sharpened.jpg
DonSmith by Leading Creator
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What do you use for fun?

I just purchased the Alpha 7C (a7C) to keep on me for "fun" when we're traveling. So far, it's great. Here's what I'm wondering...while I don’t love carrying around the bigger bodies when I'm in a city someplace (Like NYC next week, for example), I D...

Splash Photography!

I taught a splash photography class at Sony Kando 3.0 using Sony Speedlites. I think splash photography can be super fun! Have you tried it? Do you have questions? Ask and/or share away!Alpha 7R III (a7RIII) FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM (SEL2470GM) 

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tonygale by Prime Creator
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Do You Like Photographing Fog?

My wife Beri and I are currently staying on a beautiful farm about 2 hours north of San Francisco. I have had a blast photographing our foggy mornings. Do you like creating images in the fog?

Foggy Morning on Willits Ranch-sharpened.jpg
DonSmith by Leading Creator
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Images from the Sony a7rV

I was able to play with this camera a bit before announcement! Below is a video about it, as well as some images taken with the camera (all edited jpeg files from the camera until raw support added to capture one or Lightroom)

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Who's gonna be in NYC this week??

I can’t wait for fall in the city, seeing so many of you, and of course - Creative Space! I would love to meet up with you if you're coming!  Also, I'll be teaching a class in Central Park Tuesday afternoon with B&H!  Here's the link if you want to j...

Favorite Time of Day to Photography

Hey everyone, what is your favorite time of day to photograph the landscape? I just returned from teaching a fall in Scottish Highlands workshop with my wife Beri and my partner Ron Modra. We had plenty of overcast which for me is a green light to ph...

Heather on Trail to Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye, Scotland-sharpened.jpg Cottage and Waterfall in Glencoe Highlands-WEB.jpg
DonSmith by Leading Creator
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I need your best traveling light tips!

I am a minimal in I would be most happy with a small backpack and nothing else. What are your top tips for traveling light? What camera do you bring? What can you do without and what is a MUST to pack every time you get  on a plane? I'm...

Show me your favorite couples/wedding portrait?

I love using this pose with a wide angle lens and shooting waist up. I'm using the Sony 24-70mm F2.8 GMii. Posing Tip: The male partner was a lot taller, to make this pose work I told him to spread his legs to lower his position about 4 inches. This ...


Personal Work

As a busy working professional my time is eaten up not only doing photos but dealing with the business of my photography.  I try to find time to go out and shoot for myself, but my personal images are disjointed and very random. I have done some pers...

IraBlock by Prime Creator
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Favorite print aspect ratio?

I tend to adore squares. I think it stems from my love of shooting square with film, way back when. I may be an odd duck, but what aspect ratio is your favorite for printing? Why? Does anyone else panic when you have to make a gallery wall with diffe...