Photo Update Volume 1, Number 2, November 2015

‘tis the season—to enjoy the snow if you got some, to finish 2015’s photo projects (good luck on that!), and plan for next year.


If you’ve been thinking about a workshop, our Oregon Coast Workshop (with Stu Levy) is scheduled August 15-19, 2016. Workshop fee remains at $550. We will headquarter again at the Edgewater Inn, Coos Bay, Oregon. Click Workshops for a summary workshop description. All camera formats, film, digital, and all printing approaches are welcome. Download the Oregon Coast PDF for more views from our field sessions, click Downloads. No deposit needed until sometime next year. Give yourself a present for the Holidays and sign up now!

New Work on our Websites

Thirty-three new photos are posted to my Recent Work gallery and Joan has twenty-two–I aced her out on this update! We both have photos from the annual Santa Fe Concorso. We pursued fall colors along the Chama river north of Santa Fe and in the local Sangre de Cristo mountains, now covered in snow.

I developed a few more images from our 2014 west coast trip and began experimenting with re-combining images to create new ones (see my Limited Time Offer below for an example). I’ll give a free print to the first person who identifies the source image! And Joan-the-Cloud-Person continued her cloud captures–one third of her new photos are clouds!

Click Don’s Recent Work to see his new work, click Joan’s Recent Work to see hers.

New Limited Time Offer

Check it out! Two new images from both of us at greatly reduced price for short time only!

For a limited time only, Archival Pigment Ink 11”x14” prints of the prints below are available for only $75 each. That’s less than 1/4 the retail price and free shipping in the lower 48 is included!

For more info about Joan’s, click Limited Time Offer. To order, click here.

For more info about Don’s, click Limited Time Offer.


‘tis also the season for gift giving, perhaps one of our books for a favorite friend or family member. Our self-published Anasazi Tales includes more poems from Anne Walka, my Wheatcountry book includes prints now in the Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, Oregon, and Grasslands includes images from all 20 National Grasslands plus a few from Nebraska where we hope the Keystone pipeline will not be built. Unfortunately I’m sold out of You’re not really initiated… until your eyes are redder than your lips. Check out Publications to see the datails.


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Thanks also for the many Nepal donations in response to the appeal from my friend and fellow photographer John Vavruska, who also travelled there to help rebuilding. He will return in January to help build a school. His current goal is to provide clean, efficient cookstoves for all 215 households in Chupar, which has been the focus of his efforts. This will reduce firewood consumption, eliminate indoor air pollution and respiratory illness. If you can provide help, make checks payable to “Plenty International”, write on the note line “Relief for Chupar, Nepal” and mail to John Vavruska, 872 Don Cubero Ave., Santa Fe, New Mexico 87505. All donations are tax deductible.

It’s a small world, there are many worthwhile causes which I know you are helping, and we must continue.