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.

Do You Want to Create Vibrant Fall Photos that Pop? (Tips for Beginners)

October 21, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Do You Want to Create Vibrant Fall Photos that Pop? I am sure you do and I am glad you are here. If you follow these notes I am confident you can improve from your current skill level. These are basic tips for landscape photography that apply to all seasons with some attention to Fall or Autumn landscapes. The short version of this blog post can be...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 44

October 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
PTT44 - Are you preparing for Fall photos? In the Northern hemisphere, we are entering the Fall or Autumn season. This is a fun time for landscape photography. I will be creating my next YouTube video covering some tips for Fall/Autumn photos. But if you want a sneak peek for some settings to try, I am releasing my short Tip Card for Fall photos at...
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The Beginner's Guide and Easiest Secret for Sharper Photos of Birds

October 14, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Sometimes the Thursday post comes up quickly so what should we talk about today? Fear not! I have something to talk about and it is in line with my recent flurry of posts on learning how to get to manual mode in 7 days. Trust me, seven days is not enough to make you comfortable shooting in manual mode. My devious internal goal of learning how to g...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 43

October 11, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Did you go through my 7 Days to Learning Manual Mode? The idea is to give yourself a focus for 7 days. This makes you pick up your camera every day to take a photo or play with the dials. Create your own 7-day journey. In my photography club, I call them a "List of Seven." Make your own list of 7 tasks involving photography and do 7 days in a row....
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days - Day 7

October 07, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Wow! Day 7! Did you skip 1 through 6? Did you just land on this page through a Google or Bing search? If you said yes to any of those, go back and start at day 1. TL;DR; ========================================================== Assignment: Use manual mode to repeat the look and feel of some of your previous photos. ============================...
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days

October 07, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Did you read and watch my series on the Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days? If so, what topics do you want to know more? I am working on a bigger document to be used by photographers, photography clubs, beginners, and even some advanced photographers and will share that in a future post and video. The series kept m...
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days - Day 6

October 06, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Welcome to day six of seven toward your easy journey to understanding manual mode on your digital camera. Day 6: Shutter speed of your choosing The assignment for day 6 is to use shutter priority mode and practice taking photos with various shutter speeds. Play with a wide variety of shutter speeds. When you are taking photos, document what the c...
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days - Day 5

October 05, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Welcome to day five of seven toward your easy journey to understanding manual mode on your digital camera. Day 5: Fast shutter speed and freezing subject The assignment for day 5 is to use shutter priority mode and practice taking photos with a faster shutter speed. Try using a shutter speed around 1/500 sec or faster. Depending on the subject yo...
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Quickest Path to Understand Manual Mode for Beginners in Seven Days - Day 4

October 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Welcome to day four of seven toward your easy journey to understanding manual mode on your digital camera. Day 4: Slow shutter speed and motion blur The assignment for day 4 is to use shutter priority mode and practice taking photos with a slower shutter speed. Try using a shutter speed around 1/30 sec to 1/50 sec. There are some rules or guideli...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 42

October 04, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Turn on the rule of thirds grid on the rear screen of your camera. It is not on by default and most DLSRs allow you to turn this on. This feature is also available for smartphones as well. Personally, I think it should be turned on by default to help the end-user, but it isn't.
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