Yellow and Happy.

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Yellow and Happy.

(It’s Spring!!!)

Sure it’s snowing but… flowers!

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Sure it’s snowing but… flowers!

I give thanks for any flower with the balls to come up after this long and snowy winter.  Bloom you bad-assed flowers, bloom like the fearless mad-dog maniacs you are!

Every Footstep Required the Faith to Fall Forward.

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Every Footstep Required the Faith to Fall Forward.

More so when you are a bird and every flight begins with a fall from the safety of a perch.

It’s The Dead of Winter and Even the Flowers are Blue

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It’s The Dead of Winter and Even the Flowers are Blue

This photo uses a north-facing window for a flattering, diffuse light source, a wide aperture for a narrow, dramatic field of focus, and high ISO for a textured grainy effect. Still, the photo wasn’t quite depressing enough to match the weather, so I used Lightroom sliders to increase the shadows and clarity.  Finally, pushed the …

What People Do to Kids

What People Do to Kids

The empty chair in this photo represents all those kids who aren’t love or protected.  The starkness and shadowing represent the despair I feel every time there is another news story about a broken, abused or murdered child.  As a father, I take each and every one of these stories like a punch in the …

Essential Skill: Swimming.

Essential Skill: Swimming.

As an older parent, raising a young child, I want my daughter to choose the extra-curricular activities that help her express the woman that she is becoming, and I do not want to spend valuable emotional currency attempting to force her into courses and activities that do not sync with her sense of self. That …

Abstract Portrait

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Abstract Portrait

Straightforward portraits have their place, but if you really want to mix things up a bit, try to look at your subject from an angle that evokes emotion, intimacy, or even an angle that makes you question your perspective.  This angle represents the image less traveled. Take it for what it’s worth.

You Don’t Need the Latest Camera to Create Great Images: Thresholded B&W

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You Don’t Need the Latest Camera to Create Great Images: Thresholded B&W

My fascination with Black and White images continues.  Here is a photo I took this summer with a 12 year old, 5 megapixel underwater camera that still works.  I took this little camera along on some of my best dive trips ever and it brought back a wonderful sense of deja vu. I also used …

That Retro Film Look

That Retro Film Look

Distracted by film of late, I have begun to see the potential for photos everywhere.  In the movie, The Sixth Sense, the young protagonist said, “I see dead people.” I don’t.  Instead I see dead technologies and I am impressed.  They certainly have their place in today’s world, if only for purists.  Somehow in the …

Winter Photography Bites

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Winter Photography Bites

I find it very difficult to think up subject matter when I’m not getting enough sunshine.  It’s a winter funk thing.  Still, I can always find something compelling to shoot if I head out to the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, New Jersey. The key here is turn off the flash.  Flash = Bad when shooting …