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Photography Tip: Shooting Through

October 02, 2016 - “What is man without the beasts? For if all the beasts were gone, man would die of a great loneliness of the spirit.” ~...
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Sky Abstractions

August 01, 2016 - Readers, my recently embraced sky awareness (see my May 2016 blog post) has become a budding infatuation. It’s become my...
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Sunset Passage

June 30, 2016 - According to photographer Annie Leibovitz, “One doesn’t stop seeing. One doesn’t stop framing. It doesn’t turn off and o...
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The Art of Pattern Shots

June 01, 2016 - “Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.” ~ Alfred N...
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Photography and Sky Awareness

May 01, 2016 - “More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and...
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Impressions of Spring

April 01, 2016 - Here in Texas, we love our state flower, the bluebonnet. Each spring they cover fields, roadsides, highway esplanades, a...
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Daylight to Dusk Transformation

March 01, 2016 - Recently I went for a walk on a beautiful mild February day (as we have here in the southern U.S.) and shot an image of...
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Chiaroscuro ... Descent into Darkness?

February 01, 2016 - A very important element in photography is contrast. In a broad sense, contrast can mean a noticeable difference in many...
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Deliberate Photography

January 01, 2016 - Happy New Year, readers! As the new year dawns, I have much to contemplate. I have recently retired from my nine-to-fiv...
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Happy Holidays

November 30, 2015 - Hello readers! I’ve been absent for a couple of months, but I am back, and wishing you a wonderful holiday season! This...
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A Chance Encounter, or I’d Rather Be Lucky Than Good

August 31, 2015 - It was New York Yankees Hall of Fame pitcher Vernon Louis “Lefty” Gomez (1908 – 1989) who once said, “I’d rather be luck...
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Pretty Pictures

July 31, 2015 - Dear Readers, If you've visited my August blog (thank you!), you've probably noticed that, well, it wasn't there in Aug...
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What Photos Do People Want to See?

July 04, 2015 - Today I ask the question … When it comes to photography, what do people want to see? What do they like to look at? I act...
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In Praise of Photography Contests

May 31, 2015 - I like photography contests! Yes, art is highly subjective, and some folks don’t like the idea of art as a competition,...
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The Power of Persistence

April 30, 2015 - This month I have good news to share. There is a particular monthly online photography contest that I have entered every...
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Five Quick Tips to Improve Your Photography Today

March 31, 2015 - Today I thought I'd share five quick tips that will improve your photography immediately. These are things you can do ri...
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Monochrome : Not Just Black & White

February 28, 2015 - When we think of monochrome, probably most people think of black and white. But monochrome also means … in fact, it lite...
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Why I'm an Image Hoader

January 31, 2015 - I love to shoot! I take many many images, partly because I love to shoot and partly (okay, maybe mostly) because it take...
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Fun with Bokeh

January 01, 2015 - I have to admit that as a photographer, I have several personalities. Part of me wants to document and present the real...
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The Purpose of Art

November 30, 2014 - The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls. ~ Pablo Picasso I live in the southern United State...
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Photography and the Time Grab

November 01, 2014 - And you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking, and racing around to come up behind you again... ~fr...
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Does Our Own Photography Change Us?

September 30, 2014 - Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet, author, minister, and philosopher, said, "I cannot remember the books I've read any more than...
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Seize the Moment

August 31, 2014 - I recently took a vacation for a few days to visit family out of state. As is often the case with vacations, the time wa...
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Creative Use of Perspective

July 31, 2014 - Visual perspective, very simply put, is the way objects appear to our eyes, based on their size and their proximity to u...
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Unexpected Beauty - Flowers and Plants in Black & White

July 01, 2014 - Plant and flower photography may not be something you think about much, but when you do... (Please feel free to stop rea...
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Freeing Your Lens

June 01, 2014 - Free. Not held, tied, or fixed to something. Unfettered. Detached. Not hampered. Not limited or controlled by rules. Ok...
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On Confidence and Artistic Community ...

May 01, 2014 - One of the things that every artist struggles with, at one time or another, is confidence. It’s difficult to relax and r...
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Artistic Choices in Digital Photography

April 01, 2014 - One of the terrific things about digital photography in the computer age is the virtually infinite artistic choices made...
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Learning to See

March 01, 2014 - What? Learning to see? Isn’t seeing something that just happens when we enter the world and open our eyes? Well, that de...
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Does Subject Matter Matter?

February 01, 2014 - (Or … What is the subject, anyway?) Does subject matter matter? Well, yes. And no. But then … maybe. Whether your subje...
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Will It Last?

January 01, 2014 - January 2014 When I was younger, I had no doubt that everything … life, love, friendships, situations … would last fore...
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