The Story Behind “Man on Inch Beach”

I parked on a high overlook with a view of Inch Beach and Dingle Bay with the mountains of Kerry in the background. It was there that I saw a single man walking along that narrow margin between Land and Sea. It struck me, at that moment, that he reminded me of man against the…

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The Story Behind “Water and Stones”

The Beauty of Lake Michigan Lake Michigan is known for its beautiful sandy beaches and magnificent sand dunes.  Thousands of people love to spend the day playing, chasing gulls, relaxing on the beach, walking on Lake Michigan shores and climbing the dunes.   There are, however, some parts of the shoreline that have a smattering…

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I Can’t Live Without My Tripod!

I have been a tripod proponent for years. To me, it is an important part of my photographic equipment. In fact, I use a tripod 80% of the time. You may ask yourself, why? Why Use a Tripod? You want to make the best image possible. Right? As a photographer, this is your ultimate goal….

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I Can’t Live Without My Neutral Density Filter!

Photography is all about controlling the light. It is fairly easy to do in a studio, but outside in the real world of landscape photography, it can be a challenge. Imagine you are standing in front of a breathtaking vista and you want to make a photograph. You set up your tripod (yes, you use…

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Crawl on Your Belly Like a Reptile

When you make a picture, are you standing up in front of your subject? Do you bend your knees a little before you shoot? Do you lean to the right, lean to the left, move forward or move back? Do you know what you are doing? You are trying to change your point of view…

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Photo Trip Checklist

Have you gone on a photo trip and discovered you forgot an important accessory for your camera? Ever forgot to pack the battery charger? Ever bring the wrong lens to the location you are shooting? We have all been there and we know it affects the photographs we want to take. Whenever I prepare to…

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The Art Collection Dilemma

How did this happen?  You buy a painting here, a photograph there, a sculpture you just had to have. Before you know it, you have an art collection. It seems that is the way most of us start. As our art collection grows, we become more selective regarding the art we buy. Of course, there are…

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The Creative Spark

Wow! I just had an idea! Sound Familiar? For me, it begins in several ways. Sometimes it is when I am in the field working on a project. At other times, it begins when I am sitting and daydreaming about an image I want to create. The creative spark gets the ball rolling. When you…

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