Komodo Dragons

If you’ve been following me on social media or reading my blog for a while then you likely know that Komodo Dragons are my favorite animals.  It wasn’t until 2013 that I had an opportunity to photograph these beautiful creatures.

Now it’s 2014 and I’ve had so many more opportunities.

So I thought that I would share some of my favorites with you.


Komodo Dragons are super smart.  As soon as I walked up to him, it was as if he knew I was in awe and he immediately perked up and walked over to me.


This Komodo Dragon was also intrigued by me and came up very close to see what I was doing.


This Komodo Dragon was so tired that he just laid there for the time I was photographing him.

So there you go… my favorite photographs of my favorite animals.

What’s yours?


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How To Attach A Tripod To Nearly Any Bag

attach-tripod-bagOne very common question I see through emails is how to attach a tripod to a bag that has no tripod holder.

Well, my friends at Think Tank Photo offer a product for one of their camera bag lines. The line is a series of messenger style bags called Urban Disguise.

The products which I am talking about here are their attachment straps.

Think Tank Photo bags, like many other camera and non-camera bags on the market, include webbing to attach accessories.

These attachment straps are intended for photographers to strap a tripod underneath the Urban Disguise bag. The kit also includes a few other straps for smaller items, water bottles and so on.

So if you are like me and want a way to attach your tripod to nearly any bag (any bag with webbing for accessories) then pick up the attachment straps from Think Tank Photo for $20 and take advantage of the simplicity.

Thanks for reading and happy shooting,


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But An Empty Cell

Every so often I revisit some old photographs from Eastern State Penitentiary.  Sometimes I won’t process any of them but other times I see something I never noticed before.  Or other times I am inspired to try something new with the editing.


This photograph is one of those examples.  This is a HDR, merged to 32 bit and edited completely in Adobe Lightroom using local adjustments.

I love the crunchy textures I got and the nice saturated tones.

Eastern State is awesome.

Thanks for reading and happy shooting,


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