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Musings from The Hill House

East Jordan Residency field

This will be last FULL day of my artist-in-residency program at The Hill House in the Jordan Valley area of northern Michigan. There is a lovely notebook journal lying here on the table, its blank pages staring me down, inviting me to put pen to paper. The following is what ultimately I left behind: “Journaling… Read More

05/05/12 – “Seeing the Scene” Photo Walk – White Lake Area

Get ready for the upcoming “Portraits of White Lake” photography competition! I will be conducting an optional “Photo Walk” outing in a nearby natural area (location to be announced) on Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 6-9 pm. The Photo Walk fee is $10 if you are also registered for my “Seeing the Scene” Workshop –… Read More

05/19/12 – “Seeing the Scene” Photography Workshop II – Nuveen Community Center for the Arts

NOTE: CLASS BEGINS MAY 5th, 2012 Get ready for the upcoming “Portraits of White Lake” photography competition by learning how to compose a visually pleasing shot, practicing camera settings for various situations, and learning tips for choosing subject matter that will convey a “sense of place” to the viewer. All skill levels and camera types… Read More

05/05/12 – “Seeing the Scene” Photography Workshop – Nuveen Center

Get ready for the upcoming “Portraits of White Lake” photography competition by learning how to compose a visually pleasing shot, practicing camera settings for various situations, and learning tips for choosing subject matter that will convey a “sense of place” to the viewer. All skill levels and camera types welcome. Children 10-13 must be accompanied… Read More

The Ice Man Cometh

Last week certainly didn’t resemble the first week of spring – when we were hit with a very thick ice storm in certain parts of West Michigan. During the night, the sounds of the ice coming down on the windows and roof led me to believe we’d be losing both power and our trees shortly…. Read More

ArtPrize 2010 and Tall Ships

It seems as if we have just gotten through all the rush and excitement of the very first ArtPrize experience here in Grand Rapids in 2009. And yet for us artists – the fun has already begun for ArtPrize 2010! Yes – here we go again – I’m in ArtPrize this year. While I have… Read More

Great Lakes – Great Ships – Great Concerns

(An update of a previous post to reflect a revised project funding goal): I am humbly seeking financial backers for a large-scale photography project. Please take a moment to review my project goals. Perhaps consider assisting me to bring the beauty of the Great Lakes in a unique photographic way: Since the launch of my… Read More

Great Lakes – Great Ships – Great Concerns

I am humbly asking for financial backers for a large-scale photography project. Please take a moment to review my project goals with the link below. Perhaps consider assisting me to bring the beauty of the Great Lakes in a unique photographic way: Since the launch of my photography career, I decided one of my goals… Read More

Think Summer!

Let’s take a fun, colorful stroll along Lake Michigan – to remember why we put up with the Michigan winters…

2009 NANPA Fall Regional Event

Register now for a great photo outing at the beautiful Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park! Now is your chance to register for Michigan photo event – taking place in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park from October 8-11, 2009! Sponsored by the North American Nature Photography Association – I will be offering the keynote presentation… Read More

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