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Another thanks to Michael Mehl for reviewing my Night and Day exhibit on the FOTOSEPTIEMBRE USA website. It contains a number of images that illustrate the size of the work and the installation (more…)

Dan Goddard review

A big thanks to Dan Goddard for his thoughtful review of my Night and Day exhibition at Bismarck Studios.

Big Bend workshop – update: signup deadline is now Tuesday Sept 16th

“Finding Your Way in the Dark: Workflow for Night Photography from Capture to Print” 
Lance Keimig and Scott Martin team up with the Texas Photographic Society to present a four day photography workshop in Big Bend National Park, Texas, October 11-14, 2008.

This workshop will have both field and classroom instruction. We will be in the classroom each day from noon until we leave for the field before sunset. Participants can stay out shooting as long as they, or their camera’s batteries, hold out. While in the field each day, photographic techniques and creative inspiration will be discussed, demonstrated and put into practice. Techniques and inspiration will be constantly discussed, demonstrated and put into practice. We will all work closely together, sharing our knowledge and experience. Lance brings his extensive experience with night photography to the workshop with composition techniques, night photography guidelines and inspiring slides shows of historical and contemporary night photography. Scott brings his digital imaging training experience and takes an in depth look at the entire digital imaging workflow from capture to print with night photography in mind. We will examine the skills necessary for high quality digital image capture, RAW file processing and fine art printing. We will also examine the history of digital fine art printing processes, and look at all the processes available today. RIPs, ink technology, color management and recommendations will all be discussed.

This workshop is specifically for digital photographers who want to learn night photography techniques, from exposure to image processing and printmaking. Contrast, atmosphere, light sources, equipment choices, painting with light, and subject matter at night are some of the things this class will cover. We expect that beginners and seasoned digital imaging professionals alike will benefit from the course. Participants should expect to share some of their images for review, as the goal of this workshop is to enjoy the creative process, learn from each other and to grow as image makers.


Guests will either camp, or stay at the Chisos Mountains Lodge, the only lodging available in the park. Both conveniently located near food service, a convenience store, gift shop, trail heads and other guest services. The cost to stay at the lodge is (more…)

back from the mono lake night workshop

The Mono Lake workshop co-taught with Lance Keimig was a great success. We had a great group of 14 photographers who were all open to the spirit of sharing, abortion discussion and encouragement. We shot in Mono Lake, view Olmstead Point, recipe Bodie Ghost town, Bridgeport and the Travertine Hot Springs often reaching 3 or 4 am until our camera’s batteries ran out. In the mornings we held lengthy review and critique sessions with some really good coffee thanks to the local Lee Vining coffeshop Latte Da. Lightroom RAW image development was a major focus during classroom time when Lance wasn’t inspiring us with slideshows of the great night photographers, past and present. Thanks to all that attended! Here are a few images from the trip:

Those interested in this type of workshop might consider attending our Night Photography workshop in in Big Bend next month or contact Lance or myself about other opportunities.

“night and day” exhibition announcement

Bismarck Studios is hosting a solo exhibition of my recent work during the month of September in San Antonio, Texas. I’ve always been fascinated with work that shows a different interpretation than what the human eye sees at the same time. This new body of work deals studies the natural landscape in abstract form. Created over the past year, this exhibition includes images made both during the day and throughout the night. Along with 15+ minute exposures, night photographs evokes a solitary, eerie and seldom seen landscape. This exhibit exclusively features 5 by 7 foot prints.

Please join me for the opening reception with live music Thursday, Sept 4th 6:30-9pm. (more…)