This blog has been a long time coming (it will officially launch with full-features on September 1) and will reflect my obsession with photography, which has always co-existed with a passion to share my knowledge with other passionate photographers.I’m building it live, so if you have stumbled upon the site please come back for the launch! It’s going to reflect my photographic philosophy with a healthy dose of inspiration, street photography tips, Nikon love and anything I think will help a passionate photographer on their life-long journey and explorations.
All I have ever wanted to do was take pictures and I have spent a photographic life doing just that. I have taught photography to thousands of photographers at universities, colleges and workshops and have always connected and been inspired by the many kindred spirits in my classes, regardless of where in the world I was teaching. I’m eager to share here information, tools and techniques that work for me particularly with my Nikon gear and hope you’ll do the same in the comments section.
There are so many routes to take on the road to great photography. Through this blog I will map out ideas, processes, inspirations and practical techniques to help get you there. Whether you are new to photography, or like me, are constantly looking to learn and grow, I hope you will visit often.
I vividly recall my first days as a photographer. I was an excited kid with a camera who wandered the streets of my native Montreal inspired by the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson.
My eyes were wide open with a feeling I was truly seeing for the first time. Photographic gifts were (and are) everywhere in unlimited supply, free for the taking.
I knew I had stumbled upon something I would never get tired of. Photography was not only educational and rewarding, it was fun and a way for a shy kid to find a voice, communicating and sharing his vision with the world. My passion and enthusiasm has only grown more intense with time. This too is the gift of photography, a life-long love affair that grows stronger.
An image has the power to move people, enlighten, inform, entertain and educate. Often it’s the content that counts the most. Images can change the world. Looking back at 30 years of photography, I will cull from my experiences the best ways to help you become a better, more informed photographer. I will encourage you to take ideas and creative solutions posted here and adapt them to your own unique vision. My goal is to draw out your personal vision, motivating you to take on a project or theme and apply your unique way of looking at the world to your work. The more personal you make it, the more universal it becomes.
I hope to begin a relationship and conversation with passionate photographers like you, moving forward. Feel free to suggest ideas on what you’d like to see in this space.