The day dawned bright and sunny. Then lunchtime rolled around and it stayed bright and sunny. But by the end of the day it was bright and sunny. Yes, the resilient offshore pressure ridge that was funneling wet weather around the west coast in early 2014 was out in full effect on February 1st, giving […]
is a photographer, teacher, and writer based near Yosemite National Park. During beautiful sunsets you can often hear him yelling like a lunatic.
Entries by Josh
I am surrounded by 12-legged beasts who digest their prey by extruding their stomachs through their mouths. The tide is rising quickly and my only escape route is disappearing before my eyes as the water gurgles higher and higher. Am I worried though? Just the opposite. As I stare at those carnivorous creatures and the […]
This is a staircase from hell. This thing makes the infamous Half Dome steps seem like the bunny hill. I thought I was in pretty good shape but these steps have me sucking wind like a Dyson vacuum. To take my mind off my aching lungs and shaking legs I try to count the number […]
In today’s digital photography world many photographers are eschewing in-field filter use for digital processing techniques. In some cases, like using a graduated ND filters to deal with extreme dynamic range, or using a polarizing filter to increase color saturation*, the equivalent post processing techniques can actually produce superior results. But when it comes to […]
A selection of participant photos from our November 2013 Death Valley Photography Workshop. Feel free to leave comments at the bottom of the post! ~Jim & Josh Richard Rockley: Flickr Suzanne Rushton: Website | Facebook | Flickr Doug Ogelsby: Bob Bowman: Website | Facebook Keith Holt: Curt Bianchi Adam Rocha: If you’d like to learn to take photos like these join […]
One of the things I love about our workshops is that Jim and I take a “teach it as you shoot it” approach to them. In other words, the way that we like to shoot on our own is how we try to run our ‘shops. This means early mornings, late nights, exploration, adventure, light […]
How quickly you forget the roar of a crashing wave and the salty tang of ocean air. Now that I’m living in the mountains it’s been easy for me to push aside my sense memories of the coast in favor of building new connections with the pine trees and granite of the Sierra. But a […]
Layer Masks are some of the most useful and powerful tools in Photoshop’s lineup. Here are 5 awesome layer mask tricks you probably didn’t know. Be sure to view full screen in HD.
What do you get when you combine mile-high granite crags, 2,400-foot roaring waterfalls, exploding dogwood blossoms, and eight enthusiastic photographers? An awesome photography workshop in Yosemite Valley, that’s what. To tell you the truth, I was a little worried at first: the forecast called for bright and blue skies during the entire ‘shop. “What are […]
Convert images to black and white in Photoshop using adjustment layers and blending modes. No need for expensive 3rd party plugins or clunky filters. This simple and powerful technique works in all versions of Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
Over the weekend of April 6th and 7th, Josh and I welcomed 15 photographers to our “backyard”, the Santa Cruz coastline. With its signature rocky shelves, we took to the Santa Cruz shores and discussed everything from shutter speeds to neutral density filters and from leading lines to visual flow. On both days, we started […]
Chromatic aberration or other fringing is a pain, especially if you forgot to get rid of it in your raw conversion. Here’s a cool way to get rid of it in Photoshop.