Guides: ‘Stories in 3 Frames’

Over time, I’ve noticed patterns in how I edit photographs and express ideas. This post best represents how I tell stories. It might work for you if you are not into or able to spend time on photographic projects and narratives. These are my ‘Stories in 3 Frames.’


Mountain guides before, during, and after the long journey up Mount Sinai. If you can get past the dust, mixed with camel dung, the trip up the mountain, almost in total darkness, is quite an experience. It’s the long, jarring walk back that will shake you up.



Mount Sinai, Egypt 2010

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A former event photographer, I became an early adopter of, advocate for, and then a digital camera addict. After half-a-million frames taken and thousands of dollars spent, I no longer stress over the camera brand or worry about the number of megapixels. I ignore the marketing of the camera manufacturers that promote technology over the eyes of the photographer. I’ve returned to simple film cameras with the understanding that one should not have to be a Ph.D. in physics to operate a camera. Photography doesn’t have to be complicated. Visualizing the moment and finding the light is more important. Just point, shoot, and preserve your memories, create your art. After 15 years of being an “unofficial” camera engineer for Nikon, Canon, Leica, Fuji, and Ricoh, I’m still on a journey of recovery. Along the way, I’ll share how I adapt to a more considered photographic practice that promotes a more contemplative way of life.