Monthly archives: September, 2016

Culling, Cropping, Committing: The Art of Selection

One of the most difficult parts of any photo session is the image selection process. Having spent anywhere from fifteen minutes to a day with a client, a product, or a location, the photographer now gets the…



The Magic of Institutional Research

It is obvious that I have a passion for photography. What you may not know is that I have a similar passion for institutional research.  Much like photography, there is a certain magic in what I do that…



The Times They Are A-Changin’

I will admit that I am not the biggest Bob Dylan fan, but I have always enjoyed this particular song. My first time hearing it was on the Beach Boys’ “Party!” Album. The lyrics certainly speak to me. Perhaps they speak to me more today, as I grow older and experience more, than they have…



The Subjectivity and Objectivity of Art

It is often said that art is subjective. While contemplating this, I found an interesting discussion question on the topic. Rather than regurgitate its contents, let’s carry the discourse in a slightly different direction.

To begin, a couple of basic definitions:

subjective (adjective) existing in the mind; belonging to the thinking subject rather than the…



The Wall Art Collection

I usually talk about my portrait work, hoping to cajole you into considering me for your next photo. Today, I want to bring your attention to my wall art collection. Whether traveling to Alaska, Honduras, or simply to my day job, I am always looking for landscapes, interesting scenery, and oft-overlooked details to photograph. In…



A Look Behind the Scenes

I say it often but I will say it again: There is a lot going on behind the scenes. Today marks five months since my admission to the hospital with a serious illness. On my back for a month, I had to learn to walk, talk, and deal with over a week of time that…



My Brush With Greatness

Let me start by saying that the greatness I have experienced is multiple encounters with amazingly great people. Today, I will reveal how I found myself in the midst of a world-wide network of photographers and how you can join the fun.

I began looking for and finding photography blogs that had meaning. These writers spoke…



Choosing the Right Camera Bag

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen this photo recently. This angle shows one end of Think…



Not Quite Christmas

We are still quite a way from the holidays, but this is when I start planning our family Christmas card. For the past several years, we have dreamed up scenes to send to…



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