I am glad you found my blog.  I am a photographer enthusiast with a passion for awesome shots.  I go to great lengths to capture many of my photos.  I will re-visit a location over and over knowing there is a spectacular photo just waiting to be had if I am there at the right time.   I also enjoy finding how to do some abstract projects (check out my time-lapse post) and will be writing about them.

Leave me comments on my blog or send me a note via my contact page for some projects you would like to see me try and write about.  I am not afraid to try almost any project.  Doing the obscure forces me to do things that I don't do with the typical photo shoot and helps me learn even more.

Two Must-Know Features on Most Cameras

July 29, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Use what you have and learn what your equipment can do. Before I upgraded to my current camera I tasked myself to learn what every button, switch, and menu option on my previous camera had. My first revelation was there were some buttons that I had never seen before. It was as if someone put them on my camera right before I had declared my quest to...
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Photography Inspiration For Beginners

July 22, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
This week I am writing to encourage you to keep trying and to keep growing. To do that my first step is to stop comparing my work to a professional that has been in the art for many years. If you are just starting compare your work to your own work. Are you improving? Are you growing? Are you challenging yourself? Don't stop because you have one ba...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 32

July 21, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Make a change in your routine. I recently listened to a Podcast that has a monthly theme. So, I went out with the purpose of getting a photo to match that theme. I go out often to the same place with no goal in mind. So this week's tip (late, but here), is to add a reason to your trip and then evaluate if you achieved the purpose of your trip.
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Life Happens

July 15, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
This week will be short as I share a photoshoot over a couple of weeks of a Hummingbird and nest with eggs to the babies hatching. As life begins in one place, life ends in another. The main reason my post is short is that we lost a young man too early (14 years old) and an uncle that lived a full life. Both are sad, but it took a toll on me and I...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 31

July 12, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
When taking night-time photos, use manual focus. The camera's auto-focus will hunt for what to focus on and likely never decide. So, put focus on manual and learn how to focus in the night/darker environment. If you know you have some night shots coming up, practice at home before going out on your adventure.
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Creative Firework Photography Results

July 09, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Whoops! I accidentally published an incomplete draft of this blog post that was empty other than the title. I had two visitors, so sorry if you were one of them. So, here is the post with descriptions and photos. I went to two fireworks displays and tried to do a few things. 1. Was looking to get some foreground in my photos. 2. Some Intentional...
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Secrets to Understanding Exposure Triangle

July 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Sorry - this is a short post but I was able to get my Youtube version out. So I am asking that you watch this week's video and I will get back on track for my next blog post. I had some life events this week that are very impactful for me and I was unable to commit more time. So forgive me that I am not ready to share my fireworks and check out th...
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Photography Tips and Tricks 30

July 05, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
If you are going to do a photoshoot that you have not done before, set up a short practice session before you leave for the trip. For example, if you are going to be using your mobile phone to control your camera for the first time, try to practice at home before you get on-site and discover it doesn't work as you expected.
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How to Practice before Firework Photo Shoot

July 01, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Thanks for reading this series on firework photography. I would love to see some photos from your firework photo project. You can share links to your photos in the comments below. On with the topic for this week. To prepare for your firework photo project, practice night photography with a simple setup. You can accomplish this in your home or out...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 29

June 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The more I use my camera and explain how I do things the more I discover little nuances in my processes. For example, I tend to just use the same two SD cards over and over (my camera holds two cards). I am going to have to make a mental note to cycle through them more often to extend the life or at least have consistent wear on my stash of memory...
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