On Assignment: Feature Hunting during COVID-19

Not the Typical Photos of Masks and Cleaning The Traverse City Record-Eagle newspaper recently contacted me to photograph photos to be used without a story attached. These types of photos can be called 'features', 'spec photos' and 'wild art'. There have been so many photos focused on coronavirus that the challenge was to find something…

Self Assignments in January

Making Photos YOUR Way   Toiling away at the daily grind from Monday through Friday can wreak havoc on the photo output. This is especially true in northern Michigan when, in January, the sun waves goodbye at around 5:00 p.m. I'll tell you what though, Michigan is an amazing state with unique events no matter…

Downtown Traverse City at Night

Winter Night Street Photography The temperature is just under 20 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind isn't even stopping for a "hello" as it's rudely attacks and moves on at 25-30 m.p.h. As if that's not enough to sway even the most shutter-happy photographer, it's winter in northern Michigan and you're only time to photograph is…