Strips of Cloth

The Image of the Invisible, photograph by Barry Sherbeck

I recently created some new photographs for an art exhibit called “rumors.” The exhibit was installed at Christ Presbyterian Church in Madison, WI, during the Christian season of Advent.¬†With 9 artists participating, in a diverse range of media, we created all new works which have to do with the mystery of hearing something intriguing or […]

FOUND – Scanned Slides

Barry Sherbeck Photography Photo CDs scanned slides India UAE

So excited… I recently unearthed missing Photo CDs of a few hundred of my scanned slides (Kodachrome and Ektachrome) from India and the Middle East, from the 70s and 80s. I’ll be posting some of these regularly here on my blog and on my Facebook Page.

Choices! Seven 50mm Prime Lenses for Nikon

Here’s a good writeup at about the many lens choices available for a 50mm prime for Nikon cameras. I didn’t study every chart, it’s a little much, but it’s interesting how many criteria determine the quality of a lens. I have a Nikon 50mm 1.4 and love it, it’s a great lens. It’s probably […]

Waiting for the Waters

Waiting for the Waters, an exhibit by Barry Sherbeck and Cameron Anderson

I’ve been photographing water frequently for the past few years, and recently again for a show I’m collaborating on with another artist (Cam Anderson) called “Waiting for the Waters,” which will exhibit in the Overture Center (Madison Wisconsin) from December 2012 through March 2013. This is one of my images I’m planning to include in […]

Jazz at John’s

John Pollard is a talented drummer and the instigator of the several-years-running annual Jazz at John’s in his back yard. Here are a few images. Jazz at John’s 2012 – Images by Barry Sherbeck

Camping 2012


We just enjoyed our first camping weekend in 2012, and it is an annual tradition among several families and individuals to do this together in the last few weeks of summer, before the school year begins again. We were trying to pack light, and I almost left my DSLR behind this year but in the […]

Choosing a Portrait

Choosing a Portrait (photograph from Rwanda copyright 2012 Barry Sherbeck)

Sometimes it can be difficult to select a portrait from a series of images. Subtle changes from one photograph to the next can carry a very different mood, emotion, gesture, and expression. For example, here is a set of four portraits from Rwanda, and each has a different feel, it’s difficult to choose which one […]

Rwanda – Nyamagabe Stories

Nyamagabe Rwanda, photograph by Barry Sherbeck

I’m excited to be returning to Rwanda again this summer, to photograph and film more of the stories of the remarkable people of Nyamagabe. I look forward to seeing our two sponsored girls again, and hearing updated reports of how the community is doing as they work toward sustainable improvements on many fronts. An beautiful […]

Every Human Face

Boy in Rwanda

“Every human face is a story being told.” – Martin Scorsese I would agree with that. Every face carries some of its own history, joys, sorrows, and hopes. This boy (2005) lives in Rwanda, a place which has seen unspeakable violence and suffering; and a place which demonstrates the resilience and hope of the human […]

This Must Be the Place

Interesting series of stories about home and place, in this video:

Finding Delight in the Light

Barry Sherbeck - "Vapor Management" photograph

I really enjoyed presenting a workshop today on “Delighting in the Light” at the Blackhawk Pulse conference. There was a good turnout of enthusiastic people, most with moderate or advanced photography experience. There were a few with “very little” photography experience, but the workshop was geared for everyone, beginner to advanced. Basically, I shared some […]

New Site

I’m finally building & rebuilding my new website. I can’t wait to get back to blogging and regularly posting images. It’s been a long time. I’ll be dusting the cobwebs and moving the furniture around here for a couple weeks. Thanks for visiting!