Sep 10 2015

New Video: Discovering Your Vision in Black and White

2011-1-11 Road to Nowhere - Final 1-23-2010 750

Several years ago a friend of mine, Greg McKean of Master Photo Workshops, shot a video featuring me in Death Valley. And through a series of unfortunate events, we were never able to finish it…until now.

This video is entitled “Discovering Your Vision in Black and White.” It’s a two CD set: one shot in the field and the other at the computer showing my very simple Photoshop techniques including dodging and burning with a pen and tablet.

My biggest concern while shooting was: What if I don’t see any good images, I’ll be documenting myself failing! Fortunately we found a few including “The Road to Nowhere” above. This video will show you how I saw it, shot it and processed it.

To kick start the introduction of this set, Master Photo Workshops is offering a 15% discount between 9/16/2015 and 9/23/2015. Just use the promo code “masterblackandwhite” when ordering. Here’s where you can learn more:

This video an honest representation of what I believe, how I see and the way that I work. I sincerely hope that you will find it interesting and helpful.




Aug 23 2012

Death Valley Video – A Hint of Something to Come

Here’s a new video featuring my Death Valley images. They will be appearing somewhere special in the near future. 

Click Here to Watch the Video

Here’s a hint; it’s a black and white publication.


Oct 28 2011

Cole Thompson Portfolio Video

2009-6-25 Lone Man No 20 - Final 4-21-2014 1000

I’ve just created a short video to introduce people to the diversity of my portfolios.

Over the years I’ve been advised to pick just one subject and work to become known for that.  However that approach has never appealed to me and I’ve always enjoyed pursuing a variety of subjects and styles.  I have always believed that you must do what you feel and love because in the end your opinion of your work is really all that matters.

Feb 4 2011

New YouTube Channel and Videos

I’ve just created a new “Cole Thompson Photography” YouTube channel.  Here you can see all of my videos in one place and if you subscribe, you’ll be notified when new videos come out.  To subscribe, please follow this link and hit the “Subscribe” button at the top of the page:

I’ve also just posted three new videos based on the images from my Lone Man and Monolith portfolios and one covering the new images from my 2/4/2011 Newsletter.  You can see these here:

The Lone Man


2/4/2011 Newsletter

If you enjoy these videos, please hit the “like” button!

You might wonder why I’m creating these videos?  There are a few reasons;

  • It’s a different way to reach different people, those who may not normally visit a photographer’s website.
  • The images often have more impact when viewed together as a group and with great music.
  • It’s a lot of fun to create these, using your favorite music and experimenting with different transitions.
  • It’s a good way to build traffic to your website and to improve your SEO.

What do I mean by SEO or Search Engine Optimization?  Go to Google and type in “b&w fine art photography” and tell me what you see.

Thank you everyone for your support and comments, I do appreciate it!