Concentrating on the details at Back to the 50s

The Minnesota Street Rod Association’s Back to the 50s festival (it seems like so much more than a car show), is one of the largest vintage car shows in the world. That means the options for photography are almost overwhelming. So, sometimes, focusing on the details is in order. Fortunately there is a seemingly never-ending Read More …

April Saint Paul Camera Club Salon

April brought another competition for the Saint Paul Camera Club. Print Competition: Monochrome I had a horrible time choosing prints for this month’s monochrome competition. Well, that’s not exactly true. I had no trouble choosing prints; it was the printing that gave me problems. Both of the prints I wanted to use looked best with Read More …

January Camera Club salon

After having a break from competition in December, the Saint Paul Camera Club held its next salon in January. Digital competition: Animals With “animals” as the theme for the month’s competition, I went back to my 2005 safari in Botswana. The judge liked my cheetah family, but didn’t think I had sharpened it enough, so Read More …

October salon enteries

Somehow the new year has rolled around without my actually publishing anything here. Time to change that. First up: October’s Saint Paul Camera Club salon. This year started off with a change. Last year, each monthly salon had both an open print (rotating between mono and color) and a themed digital component. with members allowed Read More …

A photo class along Minnesota’s North Shore in June

Minnesota’s North Shore is gorgeous in the spring, with plenty of spring flowers and rushing water. Unfortunately, I never seem to get up there in spring to enjoy those things! This year I decided to make it happen, so I signed up for a North Shore photography workshop with Don Tredinnick and Peter Berman of Read More …

September Camera Club Salon

Fall is here and that brings the start-up of camera club again. The season really started in late August, with a photography scavenger hunt. Unlike most scavenger hunts (where participants are out looking for specific objects), we were hunting for elements of good composition. To enter the photo competition, we needed to “find” images that Read More …