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  • St. Johns Bridge in the mists
    Holidays in Portland
    Holiday time in Portland is a great time for taking pictures on your own and with the family. Talk about a target-rich environment! Whether you opt for crowded plazas or the great outdoors, you have quite a menu from which to choose at this time...
  • Lensbaby Composure Pro with Sweet 50 Optic Review
    Lensbaby Composure Pro with Sweet 50 Optic Review
    Whether you’re a landscape, still life or portrait photographer you will love the challenge and creativity that you can obtain straight out of the camera with the Lensbaby Composure Pro series. The Composure Pro is a creative lens in the...
  • Photo Safari
    Photo Safaris at the Dallas Zoo offered year-round
    The Dallas Zoo is not only the biggest zoo in Texas but it also offers some fascinating activities to boot. The Dallas Zoo now regularly offers a new experience for zoo-goers, the photo safari.Half-day, full day, and private photo safari options...
  • Fort C. F. Smith location
    Preserving small spaces for history: Fort C. F. Smith
    If you follow the Civil War Trails signs you might accidentally discover Fort C. F. Smith. It is one of 19 forts that were built to protect the nation’s capital during the Civil War. That is not a proud moment in American history, but it is...
  • Popscope Tripod Extender Makes Selfies Pop
    Popscope Tripod Extender Makes Selfies Pop
    According to BuzzFeed it is estimated that 27,800 photos are uploaded to Instagram every minute. Google estimates that some 93 million selfies worldwide are taken per day. That’s a whole lot of photos. But how many of those photos are...
  • Wedding Colson Griffith Prints On Site with DPN DS40
    The good photographer
    Good images and photography is only the beginning. Great overall photography is creating an experience that your clients value and appreciate. As a professional you have to know that your photography experience is just as valuable as the product...
  • The Small Landscapes Gallery Showing
    Bridging San Francisco through photography- Small Landscapes
    Small Landscapes, sponsored by DNP Photo Imaging, is the first part of a personal collection of iconic structures photographed in the beginning of an on going, self directed, 2212 Project (2 Bags, 2 Days and 12 Cities) I started in 2012. While...
  • the puparazzo life
    What this guy is doing in his retirement years will make any dog lover jealous
    Retirement is a long ways off for me right now however, I can so admire what this man has decided to do with his free time. Dog parks, photography and the neighbor`s black lab make up the perfect day to day routine for this 60 something Wisconsin...
  • Embassies embrace FotoWeekDC with stimulating exhibitions
    Embassies embrace FotoWeekDC with stimulating exhibitions
    Wow, what a week! The seventh annual FotoWeekDC swept through Washington this past week, allowing visitors to experience life through the art of photography.Local businesses, museums, Washington institutions and the embassy community came together...
  • POP Scope for selfies
    Selfie's made easy with the POP Scope
    Just got my hands on what I think is going to be a permanent fixture in my camera bag. It’s a smart phone tripod and monopod – all in one compact little device. It’s called POP Scope.Crafted very nicely from stainless steel and...
  • Chrissy Teigen
    On the scene: Chrissy Teigen hosts Shutterfly holiday party
    On Nov. 11, Chrissy Teigenhosted a DIY holiday event sponsored by Shutterfly to showcase some of their new and existing products. If you weren’t aware, you can do all of your holiday shopping without ever leaving their website. If you&rsquo...
  • Bald eagles in Haines, Alaska
    Beautiful scenic drive on Alaska and Canada’s Haines Highway
    In late fall, Alaska’s scenic byways are beautiful, adventurous drives. With summer’s end, tourist traffic departs, and the threat of upcoming, heavy snow sings in the air. In crisp November, the Haines Highway offers unique, memorable...
  • Clear Creek Golden Colorado
    Photographing motion
    The last couple of months have seen a lot of travel and computer failure issues. Hopefully the failing issues are done but the traveling will continue.One thing I have been asked a lot by people who watch me photograph streams is how to blur the...
  • Photographing a working ranch in Mexico - Redux
    Photographing a working ranch in Mexico - Redux
    Recently, I published a blog on leaving the confines of San Diego County to photograph a rancho in Northern Baja California: http://www.examiner.com/article/photographing-a-working-ranch-mexico . It must have piqued some interest because I&rsquo...
  • Portland is magical in the rain
    Here Comes The Rain Again!
    Portland looks magical in the rain. In Oregon, we don’t let wet weather keep us indoors. As a photographer, you do not need to wait for a break in the rain to snap great pictures. In fact, the rain can add texture and unique beauty to...