Flowers in Black And White

Black and white photography has always fascinated me. I never tire of studying the works of Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Billy Brandt. Their monochrome images are full of emotion and a stark realism that color images never seem to capture. Just about every time I snap a photograph, I am […]

Clouds, A Quick Follow Up

This is a quick follow up from my previous post about clouds As I mentioned previously I love photographing clouds. I especially enjoy creating monochrome prints of clouds. I feel like such photos are much more dramatic than color photos of clouds. Also I have discovered over many years that others seem to be drawn […]

Just For Fun: Time Lapse Video, Clouds And More

Love Those Clouds I love watching clouds. For me, there is something relaxing about watching clouds of all types. Now that I am back in Illinois with its flat land, watching clouds is easy. Just go to the edge of town and look across the farmland or prairie. In Illinois, my favorite types of clouds […]

My Kodak Moments ( Casper, WY, 3/24/2012)

A Kodak Moment: a sentimental moment worth preserving with a photograph. When I was a child, Kodak had an advertising campaign wrapped around the words, “A Kodak Moment.” On television Kodak ran commercials that featured pics of family events, or cute babies that ended with the phrase, “A Kodak moment.” Watching one of those commercials […]

A Photographer’s Rabbit Hole

When I first started writing, this blog post was going to be about new beginnings. I was going to explain how, over these last few years, I like so many people, had accepted complacency in my life. I stopped writing my blog, my photo business was in semi-retirement, I rarely saw friends, and after moving […]

Photographing An Elk And More

Hmmm, about twelve years ago when we moved from Illinois to the west I was excited to be so close to some of the greatest national parks in the world. I figured all I had to do is show up early in the morning in Yellowstone, Grand Teton or Rocky Mountain National Park and I […]

Stuck At Home, Keeping Your Photography Skills Sharp

On Instagram the photographer Joe McNally, posted a wonderful idea of how to keep your photographic skills sharp while waiting out the Corona Virus. Here is the the link: Joe McNally is famous for his flash photography. If you want to check out his images go here: I have a pretty good collection […]

Fireworks And Being Creative

Talk about bad timing, I am about to write how to spice up your fireworks photography and it is about two weeks after the Fourth of July. Oh well, I am not in the practice of photographing fireworks so I didn’t have the photos to complement this article. This 4th of July a did a […]