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All Fired Up

Posted by on Jul 1, 2012 in gallery | 0 comments

All Fired Up

In case you haven’t been watching national news, Colorado Springs has been host this past week to the worst fire in Colorado history… and it’s where I live.  No, I haven’t been affected directly, but the effect on some of our friends has affected our family.  We’ve only had to smell the smoke… of others’ homes and businesses burning. Sorry, but I’m just not in the right frame of mind to post anything worthwhile this week.  Thank you for understanding. YOUR ASSIGNMENT:  Show compassion every chance you get.

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Bucket Lists

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012 in gallery | 0 comments

Bucket Lists

Every photographer has his or her own “bucket list.”  You know, that list of shots you want to take before you kick the proverbial “bucket” (in case you didn’t see the movie by the same name).  Ever since seeing a 20×30″ tack-sharp, HDR, metallic print of this photo, The Crystal Mill, I’ve been itching like a bad rash to get to this place and get this shot.  Aaaaah, finally did it last weekend.  (Thus, the late posting of this blog.) What’s on your list?  Go ahead, write it down.  Now,...

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It Was a Happy Father’s Day

Posted by on Jun 17, 2012 in photography | 0 comments

It Was a Happy Father’s Day

Dear Reader, I’m assuming that you’re not going to hyperventilate and lose sleep because this father chose to spend time with family on Father’s Day rather than (gasp) put in a few hours writing and tweaking a blog post.  Seriously, though, I appreciate your graciousness (again). I never forget that this is for you, that you are coming here because you love photography so much that, like me, you can’t – just cannot – stop learning.  I’m honored that you come here for the part of your learning...

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The Power of Previsualization

Posted by on Jun 11, 2012 in gallery | 0 comments

The Power of Previsualization

First, you need to know I didn’t write this.  Ron Craig did and there’s info about him at the end.  I chose to share his perspective on this subject with you because he has already written so eloquently on a topic I’ve been meaning to discuss here. I’ve put in [brackets] my own words, when I so audaciously dared to presume I could make a point a tad clearer.  My other reason for wimping out this weekend is that my house and car got hammered, literally, by 1″ – 3″ hail stones that did a hail of a lot...

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A Photographer’s Holy Grail

Posted by on Jun 4, 2012 in gallery | 0 comments

A Photographer’s Holy Grail

What is it we’re really after when we pick up our cameras?  Is it safe to say our “Holy Grail” – our quest – is visually and emotionally appealing photographs?  I’m assuming that’s the case until I hear a better answer.  Is there a better answer than that?  I’m listening. Now that we’re (at least for the moment) agreed that our goal is visually and emotionally appealing images, we can set our course on that.  We’ve got direction.  We’ve got a better idea of what to aim...

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Happy (and Reverent) Memorial Day

Posted by on May 28, 2012 in gallery, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Happy (and Reverent) Memorial Day

In the spirit of The American Holiday, I’m taking the weekend off from doing any real work, which would distract me from focusing on why we have this holiday:  TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR ALL  SO THAT WE CAN REMAIN FREE. Below, is an article that appeared in my InBox with credits at the end.  I hope this helps you, dear reader, to avoid some avoidable pain over lost images.   “It happened to me three weeks into a back packing trip through Southeast Asia. I turned on my camera one morning to look through some of the...

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Five O’clock Shadow, Redefined

Posted by on May 21, 2012 in gallery | 0 comments

Five O’clock Shadow, Redefined

It was no ordinary day.  I was flying to Dallas for processing after being hired as Chief of Photographic Services to the tiny atoll of Diego Garcia in the middle of the Indian Ocean.  It was the spring of ’89 and my consulting business had taken some serious hits from the recent recession, so I was grateful for the chance to apply my photographic and leadership skills on this “exotic” Navy base for a year. Sunlight was streaming into the plane and I was lost in a daydream, while looking around and enjoying the play of light and...

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Advance Your Idea… Warmly?

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in gallery | 0 comments

Advance Your Idea… Warmly?

The Point of Greatest is without a doubt one of the most powerful concepts in controlling the movement of the viewer’s eye.  When the Center of Interest is the lightest in tonal value or brightness of color it will be noticed quickly and recognized for what it is: the point of your image’s message. Now, let’s take it a step further.  Let’s apply it to color.  Right to the point, warm colors advance, psychologically.  They tend to come  toward us and be noticed quicker than other colors.  BTW: a warmer color is one...

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Oops

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in gallery | 0 comments

Oops

Sorry, dear reader, but there was a technical glitch that wasn’t discovered over the weekend.  That’s when I have time allocated to writing new posts, which typically take 2 – 3 hours each.  Thanks for your patience and I look forward to resuming next weekend.

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The Subject is Our Subject

Posted by on Apr 29, 2012 in gallery | 0 comments

The Subject is Our Subject

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND. Good advice for business, good advice for photographers, good advice for anybody doing anything.  So many photographers have this idea that all they have to do is just aim their cameras and start shooting.   Do you think it just might sharpen your visual judgment if you didn’t take a shot until you could tell yourself how you were going to use it?  I’m convinced it could – and it will – because that’s the mental process, whether consciously or sub-consciously, the best...

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