Prep for a Concert Shoot

July 31, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
So tonight I have a very unique opportunity to shoot both a meet & greet and concert at the local county fair. Traditionally I shoot architecture, automobiles and landscape/scenery so this subject matter will be quite different for me. But in doing some quick research on the interwebs I realized this should be easier than I originally thought. My...
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Digital Noise

July 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Noise. It's something that was present in film since the inception of photography. And even the first few generations of digital cameras had quite a problem with noise. But nowadays many of the higher end cameras, and even some of mid-range cameras, have ferreted out noise from most of the commonly used ISO settings. And yet there's still a line of...
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Photographic Print Contest Winner

February 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Wow! It's been a while since my last post. Apologies. Been busy entering a few contests and starting a full time job. There's some good news to report. I entered the maximum of three photos in the 2015 Urbana Parks/Champaign County Camera Club photographic print competition and all three took a prize, including two first place wins and one third p...
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The Goal of Photography

November 30, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
What a great question. What is the goal of a photographer? Is it the same for everyone? Does it change over time? Is there ever an ultimate goal that is reachable? When I first started becoming a serious hobbyist about 4 years ago my main goal was to take more amazing pictures of my vacations and trips than I had in the past. I would use something...
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On My "OFF" Days

October 08, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Some of you may wonder what the glamorous life of a part-time automotive photographer is like when there's no car shoots going on. Alright, none of you are probably wondering that with the possible exception of my wife. But today I wanted to share my labor of love that keeps me busy many days. About 14 years ago my maternal grandmother passed away...
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