Dramatic Lighting Using One Studio Strobe Having some fun with one studio strobe to create some dramatic lighting. This series of images were created using only one studio strobe, a 22″ white beauty dish and a 30 degree grid. As you can see from…
The 2013/14 school year is over and it’s time to attend my 14th high school graduation ceremony. In all honesty, I’ve avoided ceremonies most of my life, I skipped my own graduation for a weekend of rock climbing on Donner Summit back in 1991. Continue reading Graduation 2014 and Summer
By Mark Barnes My book, Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom, details how, after more than a decade of teaching in the old-school way, I changed everything and completely eliminated grades. Like homework , there are many reasons that grading is detrimental to…
So, you’ve decided to give the International School System a try, now you just need to find a job. Here is some basic advice that has helped me over the years. Continue reading Finding a Teaching Job Overseas
Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1908 – 2004, born in France, was both an artist and a journalist. He abandoned his studies of literature and painting after he saw the early sports photographs in illustrated magazines. When he began his career in photography,…
Personally, I love my life. Actually, I’ve loved 90% of my life because I choose to be selfish about the way I live it. I live it for me, not for others. That doesn’t mean I chose to be antisocial, it just means I don’t let others dictate what my priorities are.
Along the way, things have changed a lot, and they are still changing. Today, I take responsibility for my happiness. Climbing has been the constant in my life, but that was my choice. One reason I climb, is that it serves no other purpose but to enjoy myself. Even now that I own a climbing gym, I still climb for me and no one else. Yes, I teach others, I interact and I demonstrate climbing, but I climb because I want to climb. The days I don’t feel like climbing, I don’t. Continue reading We Choose to Live life The Way We Do
When people ask me what sell in editorial stock photography, I usually reply that anything can sell at anytime. That’s why when I travel, I shoot the images I want, but I also shoot random images that don’t have any significant meaning or artistic value to me.My latest license at is a Editorial shot of the Alamy is an editorial shot of Arby’s sign.
Because the image will be used for editorial purposes, I don’t need to supply a property release. With no-one in the shot, I don’t need a model release either.
When ever I travel, I take similar images. Fast Food Chains, Department Stores, and other franchises threat me quite well in the stock photography market.
I have a growing collection of Mc Donalds and KFC images with writing in various language underneath. McDonald’s sign with Thai writing, I have it, Startbucks with Chinese writing, I can help.
Shooting stock photography is an interesting and fun way for photographers to supplement their income. As both a climber and teacher who travels a lot, I’m fortunate enough to have opportunities to shoot a variety of images. If you want to learn more about stock photography, I can recommend the following book available on Amazon.com.
The other morning I woke up early and roamed looking for a good photo. This is what i came up with. It’s not my usual style or subject, but I like it. Seems simple, has nice light, and I like the simple texture.
I spent this morning packing my photography and climbing gear. In a few minutes, I’ll head to the airport and fly to Bandung near Jakarta Indonesia. About one hour from Bandung is Indonesia’s most developed climbing area and I want to see what it has to offer.
Bandung also has some hot springs which are worth a visit if time permits.
I get back on Sunday evening and Monday I am headed to the Prigi Beach area. I want to check out the 600 meter wall I keep hearing about. This will be primarily a recon trip, but if the area in good, I should be able to scope out some Big Wall rock climbing first ascents. If so, I’ll get a small team of climber together to climb this summer.