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The Return of MACRO and MORE !

Usually when sequels to movies come out they are rarely good ones. There are some exceptions like the Godfather 2 and others.

moats-mugWell hold on to your hats! Macro and More is BACK!!! (Though for now only one day–read on)

First, let me say that I don’t like the word Macro for a few reasons. Macro photography normally means 1:1 shooting with a macro lens. I rather the term “CLOSE UP” Photography be used. I make a lot of decent images with other lenses, rather than just macro lenses …. just my $0.02. Continue reading The Return of MACRO and MORE !



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I’ll be in Jacksonville, Florida for the North American Nature Photography ( NANPA)  Summit Feb 28-Mar 3. This should be a great event with some great speakers (come hear my friend Guy Tal!), breakout sessions and lots of learning and networking. Details can be found HERE.

I am proud to also announce that I’ve been asked to serve on NANPA’s Board of Directors.

I am featured in an article in Outdoor Photography Magazine ( published in the UK) this coming month called “Great Escapes–Wildflowers”—you can read it here: OP162 Great Escapes

I’ll be leaving next Tuesday for our Ultimate Iceland™ Winter Photography Adventure starting out in Reykjavik on January 18. We will be conducting 2 such workshops in 2014. We are taking only 5 attendees on each event. There are a few spots open. Register ASAP—HERE is the information.

In addition to our (almost full) July 4-14, 2013 Ultimate Iceland Workshop, we have added a second workshop in July with a completely different itinerary.  Again, seats on this workshop are limited. You can access this information here:

ULTIMATE ICELAND “1”  July 6-14, 2013

ULTIMATE ICELAND “2”  July 20-29, 2013

You can see some images made my last year’s attendees HERE.

This October, will be my 19th year conducting a workshop in the Eastern Sierra. Again, I’ll be joining forces with my good friend, an amazing photographer and thinker, and co-leader Guy Tal. Please consider joining us. This is a highlight of the year! Details found HERE.

Also in October, I’ll be back in NE Ohio  for  our bi-annual FALL COLOR & A DAY with the AMISH Photography Workshop (including a private Amish dinner) with my Amish friends on their farm in Sugarcreek, Ohio. I’ll be teaming up with my good friend, world class photographer and teacher Bill Fortney (www.billfortney.com) for a workshop you will not want to miss! I’ll be in Utah October 2013 for a late October workshop in the red rock country in and around Zion NP.

I receive many requests for the link the webinar I conducted  for NIK SOFTWARE entitled, “Keeping it Simple .You can view it here: ( if you purchase any or all of the NIK Software package… enter code JGRAHAM and receive a 15% discount!!! HERE is the link to the webinar



Inside an Icelandic Church
Iceland is amazing. It’s interesting that there is so much bright color to be seen. There are many small churches all over the landscape — this is one such church.
This image was made about 10 pm in the summer. This is floating ice in Jokulsarlon Lagoon. This ice will shortly find its way to the nearby ocean, then get washed up on a black sand beach at high tide.
grand teton national park
We had about 10 minutes of clearing light in the Grand Teton National Park to make this image. I like it better in monochrome rather than in color.
This images was 85 second exposure on North Lake, west of Bishop California last October. Its an abstract of color. The white lines on the top are reflections of close by aspen trees.
Sunset in the Palouse region of Eastern Washington.
fisherman of trillium lake, oregon
This image breaks almost all the rules of photography. It’s a lone fisherman on Trillium Lake, Oregon on a very foggy morning.
My good friend Greg Duncan and I ventured up into the badlands of Anza Borrego State Park, in southern California and captured an interesting sunrise. The pink sky coated the badlands with some very interesting light.
dunes in death valley
On the Dunes in Death Valley National Park
sunset pier near san diego
Sunset at a pier near San Diego
harbor in coupeville washington
Sunrise in Coupeville (Washington) Harbor
hoa river, olympic national park
Walking back to the truck, in a secret spot I like to go to in Olympic NP, I saw this tree hanging over the water close by Hoa River. Using a slow shutter speed gave the water an interesting affect.
sunrise at mono lake, california
For me, it takes a lot to get excited over a sunrise at Mono Lake, California. this morning I was excited!
iceland highlands
…. back to Iceland—this is a 5 stitch panorama of a lake in the Highlands of Iceland.
Landmannalaugar, The rhodolite mountains, iceland
…. and finally 2 images from my favorite location in Iceland, Landmannalaugar, The rhodolite mountains, carpets of moss covered lava and landscape is like nowhere else.The highlands of iceland