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The Lensbaby Velvet 56 Lens

2018-07-16T06:45:54+00:00July 15th, 2018|

As a landscape photographer used to producing clear images, it was challenging to shoot wildflowers with the Lensbaby and not obsess over getting every petal perfectly sharp

Crap + Scrap = Art?

2018-06-22T08:58:55+00:00June 22nd, 2018|

Finding Balance in the Unbalanced Nestled in a corner of the New Jersey Pinelands is a big pile of scrap. Since the 1940's the local family that owns it has been making their living out of buying and selling scrap metal. When I was offered the opportunity to do photography workshop at their very unusual automotive and aircraft graveyard I had to [...]

White Hill Mansion

2018-04-27T18:10:38+00:00May 1st, 2018|

More Photographs from a quirky piece of American History. Sequels are not just a trend in movies, they happen in photography too. Many photographers revisit locations that attract and continue to interpert them creatively. When I photographed the Abandoned White Hill Mansion months ago, I felt I had finished that project. At least that was until I had the pleasure of leading [...]

Honoring The New Jersey Pinelands

2018-03-06T12:32:35+00:00March 6th, 2018|

An exhibition of my Pinelands Photography It's no secret that I'm proud to be a "Piney". Although I wasn't born in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, I'm happy to have called them home for the last 30+ years. Recently I was asked to put together an exhibition of my Pinelands photography for the Appel Gallery at the Katz Jewish Community Center in [...]

Back At The Shack For The Super Moon

2018-02-10T12:55:37+00:00February 10th, 2018|

The Judges Shack Revisited New Jersey excels at many things including great places to photograph a moonrise and quirky little gems of history. Those two things came together on a cold winter night along the windswept New Jersey shoreline of Island Beach State Park.  The Judge's Shack, located in the park, is always interesting to photograph. When the January Super Moon rose [...]

Photographing Hawaii’s Big Island

2018-02-18T14:42:42+00:00January 28th, 2018|

For the Love of Lava While there are many reasons to visit Hawaii, for me it was the lava. As someone who often gets a lot of peace out of the quiet, settled natural landscape of New Jersey, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that it was formed thousands of years ago by some powerful and violent forces of [...]

Joshua Tree Part, Again Part 2

2018-01-02T10:11:54+00:00January 2nd, 2018|

More Adventures In A Great National Park HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! The previous post about our fourth trip to Joshua Tree National Park challenged landscape photographers to think differently in places that they photograph on a regular basis. Here is another little project that resulted from this challenge. Light Painting For me the purpose of night photography is to portray the solemn [...]

Snow In The Pine Barrens

2017-12-18T16:09:18+00:00December 18th, 2017|

Snow in early December is an uncommon gift here in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. It makes a nice backdrop for us to wish you A VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON! Pine Barrens In Snow by Richard Lewis 2017   Snow Frosting by Richard Lewis 2017   Snowy Tree Textures by Richard Lewis 2017   Winter Day [...]

Joshua Tree, Again Part 1

2017-12-09T10:00:29+00:00December 9th, 2017|

Seeing Differently in Black and White. On our fourth trip to Joshua Tree National Park and I wanted to try something different, but wasn't sure what. So I decided to let the Park show me the way. The challenge to every photographer is keeping inspired by a place you return to many times. Whether you photograph frequently in your own locale, or [...]

Composing Lancaster Pennsylvania

2017-11-24T10:53:57+00:00November 25th, 2017|

Composition is a Form of Communication Composition is an elusive thing for many photographers. On the other hand, the technical aspects of photography are fairly straight forward and systematic. One camera setting affects another in a logical way. Once that is learned, the photographer understands how a camera processes light coming through the lens and can create a well exposed photograph. This [...]

Birth Of A Day

2017-11-11T08:51:18+00:00November 10th, 2017|

Don’t Ignore Your Photography Instincts Properly planning a photo shoot can mean the difference between an amazing result and a mediocre one. There is nothing worse than arriving at a location just after the best light has happened. So what do you do when your photography instincts want to override a well thought out plan? Good question. It is a question that might [...]

Abandoned White Hill Mansion

2017-10-18T10:10:59+00:00October 18th, 2017|

Photography Workshops in an Abandoned Piece of New Jersey History Abandoned places are always fascinating. For history buffs, learning their unique story is exciting. For photographers, creating art from abandonment is a challenge. As someone who is both a photographer and history buff, it is a way to complete the puzzle of American history on a more intimate scale while recording a [...]

The New Jersey Pine Barrens

2017-08-25T19:35:00+00:00August 25th, 2017|

Some recent photographs Something about the magic of the New Jersey Pine Barrens keeps calling you back. This wilderness area features a long human and natural history. The result is a landscape whose magic reveals itself to the artist who gets out and explores a bit. That's were I can help by guiding you to some very special places during my one day [...]

Colorado Rocky Mountains

2017-08-03T16:10:41+00:00August 3rd, 2017|

Photography On A Time Budget Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park, a dream trip for a landscape photographer right? Well, not this time. When we visited Colorado to attend a family wedding, time was limited to mostly enjoying the company of family and old friends. Although there was no time to hike into the Rocky Mountains and find some beautiful remote back country [...]

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