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Dun Carloway Broch, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

March 27, 2020 - In a few places throughout the Scottish Isles there are large, round, stone towers known as brochs that date back to the...
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Leopard Seal, Cuverville Island, Antarctica

March 25, 2020 - It was deeply humbling to spend a few minutes with this apex carnivore of the south polar oceans. I had a zodiac full of...
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Bothy, Isle of Skye, Scotland

March 24, 2020 - When high winds prevented us (Adventure Canada, Scotland Slowly Expedition, 2019) from reaching our planned landing at L...
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Rhythm

March 19, 2020 - Just as we like good rhythm in music, we also like it in the visual arts. Chaos is generally unappealing, so patterns th...
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Return from the Arctic

March 19, 2020 - I wrote this some time ago, but somehow overlooked posting it on my blog. It's about my reflections after a typical trip...
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Practice Seeing

March 18, 2020 - Photography is a great craft/art to practice during this time of social isolation. You can do it solo, inside or out. Go...
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Seeking the Magic Bullet

March 18, 2020 - "What do I need to do to take my photography to the next level?" "What are five things I can do right now to make great...
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Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes)

January 15, 2020 - Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), Otago Peninsula, South Island, NewZealand Endemic to New Zealand, the hoiho...
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Ways of Seeing

January 01, 2020 - A geologist, ecologist and photographer walk into a bar... On the wall they see this photo of a magnificent cliff face o...
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Saglek Fjord, Torngat Mountains National Park, Labrador

December 16, 2019 - "The Torngats speak to me. Their scale is overwhelming. Jagged peaks nearly a mile high surge up from royal fjords that...
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Polar Bears

December 02, 2019 - Polar bears are the icons of the Arctic. Each year I'm usually lucky enough to encounter a few. For a couple of years, I...
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On Seeing

April 18, 2017 - Perhaps a photographer's most important ability is to take notice, to pay attention. Simple, but profoundly important. N...
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Style

May 11, 2013 - A group of fellow photographers were challenged to pick one photo that illustrated what they believed to be their style.
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Shooting from the Heart

April 23, 2013 - While shooting in the Galapagos Islands a few years ago, a friend said to me, "Dennis, you shoot from the heart." We had...
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Spring Sea Ice

April 14, 2013 - It’s beautiful, glowing stuff. The light bends around its edges and in places appears to be coming from within. On the u...
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Bringing Depth to Your Images

February 13, 2011 - Chinstrap Penguin Colony, Deception Island, Antarctica We see a world with depth because our two, forward-looking eye...
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Photography in Winter

January 24, 2011 - Winter Opportunities and Challenges In photography, winter is the great simplifier. Details, like grass and leaves, are...
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What Malcolm Gladwell Taught Me About Photography

January 05, 2011 - Baobab Tree, Tanzania, shot from the back of a moving pickup truck. A couple of years ago I read Malcolm Gladwell's w...
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Two Kinds of Shooters (at least)

January 02, 2011 - Perry's Cove, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, Dec. 28, 2010 In your reading about photography have you come acr...
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Finding the Essence

January 14, 2009 - The art of nature photography can be a daunting task. You are surrounded by a world of exciting visual material - animal...
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The Photographer's Attitude

August 25, 2008 - We have many tools to work with when we go out to make pictures. There is the light that gives colour and shape to every...
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