New website coming soon! And new blogs too!

Just a heads up that our new website will soon be launched- along with that you will see a new blog from me, and also some guest bloggers. So for now you won’t see much here on this blog…busy getting ready for the new one!

Please check in on our Facebook page!


With David Saffir, Palouse Photo Tour and Workshop June 19-23, 2012


Join David Saffir and Jack Lien in an intensive guided photo tour and workshop in the beautiful Palouse – a region of rolling farmlands, fertile hills and prairies – making it one of the go-to places for photographers in North America!  Access to many private sites and vantage points pre-arranged. Capture some lifetime images and great memories!

 Early bird registration (before May 1) is $650, after that $795. Class size is limited. This 5-day workshop includes intensive field work, plus hands-on, practical image-editing and printing instruction. Call Jack Lien (360) 481 3575, or email For details go to to or to

DAVID VESTAL to teach workshop with Russ Hepworth this summer in Montana – July 22-27, 2012

Here’s a fantastic opportunity! DAVID VESTAL is teaching a workshop with Russ Hepworth in Montana this summer! “Silver halide black and white – that’s a sneaky way to say traditional b/w photography. There’s nothing new or exotic about it. It’s just photography as practiced for the last hundred years, using b/w films, printing papers and chemicals you can still buy in photo stores. ” Here’s the link:

Lightroom 4 beta free

Here’s something of note:
Adobe just announced the availability of Lightroom 4 beta on Adobe Labs. This free, public beta allows the photography community to test out and provide feedback on the latest version of Lightroom. The beta can be accessed by visiting Adobe Labs:

Jan/Feb Issue of photo technique

The Jan/Feb Digital issue will be delivered tomorrow, and the print edition is on it’s way to mailboxes! Hope you enjoy the articles this issue and as always we (okay I) welcome your feedback. Please join us on facebook at: Look forward to seeing you there!


The New Year approaches…

In JAN/FEB we are featuring ways that photographers can give back with their work. We thought it a nice way to start the New Year and hope you do too…two photographers share their views on how they give back. Greenpeace photographer Daniel Beltrá talks about his work on the oil spill in the gulf, and advertising photog Mathieu Young shares his experience in Cambodia photographing in a remote fishing village. We also list some great ways you can give back. Let me know what YOU want to see in our pages- what can we bring to you? Send me an email at@

Live Interview with Sports Illustrated Dec 6th

PhotoShelter is hosting a live interview with Sports Illustrated on Tuesday, December 6th and 4 pm EST. Director of Photography Steve Fine will offer insights on how he evaluates photos, hires photographers, as well as tips on how to get noticed by editors.

Everyone can register for free here:

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are spending the day with your friends and family. Our January/February issue is almost on its way to the printer, and it’s packed with more great articles and technique. Also some news, our website will be given a facelift starting in February, this blog will go away and be replaced by a new one, plus we’ll have guest bloggers too.Please check in with us on our Facebook page, and post a photograph that you made today!

UPCOMING ARTICLES in photo technique

The NOV/DEC issue is at the printer right now and soon will be winging its way to subscriber’s mailboxes. In 2012 we will have some special offers from manufacturers just for subscribers, so now would be a great time to get your own subscription! You can get one issue free and you can sign up right here on line, at

We already have many interesting and eclectic articles for future issues, but there are always room for more! I’ve said it before, but the next writer featured might be you!

I know many of you visiting this page aren’t fans on our Facebook Page, but I’d like to encourage you to get on board and “like” us on Facebook so I can find out more about what YOU want to learn about and read about in photography. I really do check that page all the time. I look forward to hearing what things you want to learn and read about!



And I’m not talking about the Monty Python type of spam..

I gotta turn comments off because I just don’t have enough time to keep deleting spam comments…sorry for those of you who aren’t leaving spam, but we can chat on the photo technique facebook page. Our website will be getting a facelift very soon, and with it will come a new better managed Editor’s blog- this one is just temporary!