Photography As A Hobby & Doing More With It

Photography started for me as a hobby and turned into what Shirley calls a “super hobby”, and now I am a part-time professional.  You can also call me a freelance photographer.  Whatever the terminology you use, photography is still my hobby, which I have the pleasure of also getting paid for. When I was asked to Continue reading…

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When You Need A Creativity Boost


Since photography is art it’s inevitable that all photographers will at some point get into a slump. A point where you’re shooting less and feeling uninspired. When that happens you need a creativity boost. The photograph you see here might look like a simple closeup of a camera, but really it was something I really Continue reading…

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Hey Nikon – Why I Almost Got A Sony A7 & Why It Was Sent Back


This was intended to be a review, but because of what you are about to read, it won’t be a review. Instead it is a sort of public service announcement to anyone considering the Sony camera system and using a Mac. Nikon and Canon are both feeling the pain caused by Sony releasing the A7 Continue reading…

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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 Continue reading…

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How To Attach A Tripod To Nearly Any Bag


One 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 Continue reading…

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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 Continue reading…

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Brooklyn Heights


While walking across the Brooklyn Bridge it’s common to see something you have never seen there before. The environment on the bridge changes every day.  People walking, riding bikes, making photographs and so much more. While walking across the bridge recently the crew was doing some maintenance and I managed to grab this beautiful shot Continue reading…

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How To Build A Photographer’s Standing Desk


I built a standing desk for photographers and wanted to share the what, why and how. Ever since getting a job at Photocrati as the Community & Blog Wrangler aka Community Manager, I have wanted a standing desk.  There are many reasons for using a standing desk, like strengthening the back, better posture, not sitting Continue reading…

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Maternity Tied In A Bow


When my cousins asked if I could photograph their maternity photos I was delighted to do so. I asked them to find photographs that they like so I can put my own spin on them. For this photograph, I positioned her near the edge of the background, stood up on a tall bar height chair Continue reading…

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Engagement Photographs & Getting Creative With Lighting


Recently a photograph from the same session which you see here, was discussed at Belovely You in an article on how to replicate softbox light with a portable setup. The article talked about how to use a simple reflector and a flash bouncing off of it, to create the softbox look. Please head over to Belovely Continue reading…

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