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“Find the stories that unite us” — Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale presenting in Portland, Oregon USA January 22

“Empathy is the key to great stories” –Ami Vitale I had the great honor of meeting American photojournalist and National Geographic contributor Ami Vitale in Siena, Italy in October at the Siena International Photography Awards Ceremony and Festival. Ami won the Storytelling category in Siena and the prestigious title of “Best Author 2017.” She gave her powerful and inspiring National Geographic LIVE presentation at the University of Siena. Her message that we must “find the stories…

Wanderlust

I’m almost too busy to blog currently, but there are adventures on the horizon. Today’s post will have to be brief yet hopefully inspirational. I snapped these infrared shot while traveling for my contract communications work through Parkdale, Oregon at the base of our beautiful sleeping volcano, Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge. I had two minutes of extra time with Mt. Hood came into view, so I pulled over quickly & had to keep…

The Magic of Infrared

Infrared photography has long been an interest of mine. I shot a little infrared film in college and have dabbled in it ever since. One aspect of photography that I’m fascinated with is capturing a view of the world that is real and surreal at once. I also experiment occasionally with long exposure digital infrared using an IR filter. Recently, I finally had my old Canon Rebel T2i converted to color digital infrared & am…

Capture of the Day: Marcus Puschmann

Marcus Puschmann is a German photographer and blogger who publishes one of my favorite photography blogs, “Streets of Nuremberg.” He loves travel and enjoys sharing images and information about locations, settings & gear, which I appreciate so much. In a “small world” twist, I realized awhile back that Marcus was traveling to my home of the Pacific Northwest USA for work. He’s a mergers & acquisitions consultant “by day.” I hope to meet him in…

Essay: Stone’s Throw From Hell

Human Intervention in the Middle of Nowhere by Gina Williams Originally published by Kudzu House Blood drips from the snake’s mouth and splatters in a semicircle on the hot asphalt. He’s coiled defensively in the road after being struck by a passing vehicle. The large gopher snake is hurt, angry, looking to blame, but he isn’t going to kill me, even if he does manage to strike. He isn’t venomous, and gopher snakes are constrictors.…

Art Wolfe to Present on Photography as Art in Portland

Nature and travel photographer Art Wolfe of “Travels to the Edge” fame will present a seminar on photography and creativity May 7 in Portland. In the full-day “Photography as Art” workshop, Wolfe will share “innovative ways to translate conceptual ideas into creative results, how to spot the non-obvious, and new ways to expand your visual imagination.” The cost of the seminar is $225. http://events.artwolfe.com/event/photography-art-portland/ *Images copyright Art Wolfe Art WolfeCreativityeducationInspirationOregonportlandPro Photo SupplyseminarTraveltraveloregonTravels to the Edge