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.

Photography Tips and Tricks - 27

June 14, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Print some of your favorite photos for use on your desk or in your home. Digital photos are shared on social media and eventually disappear from view and images on hard disks are seldom viewed. So, there is nothing much better than looking at some of your artwork every day.
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How to Take Intentional Camera Movement Shots with Fireworks

June 10, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Part 3 of 4. Last week's post was based on a near disaster when I forgot my tripod for my fireworks shoot. This week is what I developed after I had time to think about intentional camera movement (ICM). I thought I was a pioneer and discovered a new technique, but I was wrong others have done this long before me. But I was proud, nonetheless, to...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 26

June 07, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
The best part of these weekly tips is they are not tied to any series and I can write anything that happens to pop in my head. So, for this week's random tip: I tend to leave photos on my camera's SD card until I am about to go on a photoshoot that may exceed the number of pictures left. For example, if I look at my camera and only have 100 photos...
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How to Take Erratic Camera Movement Shots of Fireworks

June 03, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Part 2 of 4 of my Fireworks Blog/Youtube Series Can I be honest with you? I hope the answer is yes, and why would I lie anyway. I may be wrong from time to time, but I will not intentionally lie to you. But what I am about to share with you is how I went from a failed fireworks photoshoot to a successful fireworks photoshoot all by mistake. So, he...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 25

May 31, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Follow on from l ast week's tip. Do you remember I said to take the tip as far as you like? Well here is a next-level tip when looking at other images that you did not take. Tip: Try to understand how the photo was lighted. Learn how to notice highlights that help you recognize specific types of lighting.
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How to Nail the Best Fireworks Photos

May 27, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Part 1: Best Camera Settings for Firework Setup Photo Shoot I have taken photos of fireworks for many years. My early years were on film and slides and I had to wait a week to 10 days to see the results. Eventually, there was same-day film processing and that helped, but did not reduce the cost. What savings we have with digital where we can ins...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 24

May 24, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
Need ideas of what to shoot and you are tired of looking through social media for inspiration? Well try this tip out and take it as far as you like. Pick up a magazine while at the doctor's office and look at various photos in the publication and try to understand why they chose the photo for a particular article. Or look at the cover and try to se...
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Understanding Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB)

May 20, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
This week is just a short post and just a little more than one of my tip posts. I am working on a series for the next four weeks, so I did not give this week's post as much attention. I may return to this topic after my series to give more instructions on how to use this feature and give some sample photos. Automatic Exposure Bracketing (AEB) is a...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 23

May 17, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
A natural follow-up to last week's tip is to look for shadows. The first tip is to notice shadows like you notice light. Is the shadow harsh with defined lines or is it a subtle diffused shadow? Another aspect of shadows that has caused me issues is how the shadows are hitting my subject. I have taken several photos that have unwanted shadows acros...
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How to take long exposures

May 13, 2021  •  Leave a Comment
One of my favorite photoshoots is night photography with lights. That can be with traffic, street lights, fireworks, or any other light source you can come up with. This technique is not near as hard as you might think if you have never done this. For this blog post, I am going to show you a "not so obvious use" for long exposure. Have you ever wa...
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