Month: December 2011

Geo-tagging Photographs

Geotagging Your Photographs  Originally Posted May 2010 When I was hired by the MN Department of Natural Resources and the Nature Conservancy, both of these organizations requested that I provide GPS (Global Positioning System) information in the metadata of all submitted photographs. After an initial round of research I discovered that my Canon 5d was one generation …

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May 2010 Newsletter

Spring has arrived. This year I am fortunate as I landed photography contracts with two organizations that I admire and respect; The Nature Conservancy, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Scientific and Natural Areas. My contracts are to photograph selected nature preserves. Included in one of the contracts is language that I must (where …

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Paul’s Corner I

Pauls Corner: The following text is reproduced with permission of the publisher. From Journal of a Prairie Year, by Paul Gruchow: Originally Posted June 2010 There seems in late spring to be an openness, a frankness, a guilelessness that is missing at other times of the year. I do not suppose that there is more to this …

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Photographing Panoramas

Photographing Panoramas:    Originally Posted June 2010 Before digital photography I photographed using a Toyo 4×5 field camera. This camera allowed me to shoot a variety of formats by simply changing the film back of the camera. I used a Horseman 6×12 roll film back for my panoramic images. I love the panoramic format, in fact …

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June 2010 Newsletter

Originally Posted June 2010 Paul Gruchow was a good friend of mine and my mentor. His writing is always inspirational, and I recall with great fondness our many excursions in the outdoors. About twelve years ago I had the honor of illustrating a book of his essays about Scientific and Natural Areas called “Worlds Within A World.” Due to …

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Tamron Lens Test

Tamron Lens Test Originally Posted November 2010 This last summer Tamron loaned me a couple of lenses to field test. Having worked with these lenses for the last three months I am pleasantly pleased with their performance. Rather than attempt to “bench test” these lenses and give you a report based upon test patterns and …

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November 2010 Newsletter

I can’t believe it is almost Thanksgiving, where has the season gone?  My teaching and workshop schedule is continuing to grow. Most of the 2010 workshops were full or near full and 2011 promises to be equally as good. The Arrowhead Regional Public Library System, the University of Minnesota Split Rock Arts Program, the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, and …

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Photograph Newfoundland!

Photograph Newfoundland! Originally posted January 2011 I have been very fortunate in my photographic career I have managed to land some very interesting projects. These projects have taken me to some wonderful places around the globe and I look forward to expanding my travels and exploring many more new places before I hang up my …

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