Do You Want To Try Your Hand At Modeling – for FREE?

Modeling isn’t extraordinarily difficult, doesn’t require a vast wardrobe, and it is a lot of fun! You get to try something different and new, and you acquire a bunch of new, professional, photos of yourself – and you become featured in my websites! 😁  

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Information Packet for New Models

Most new models trying their hand in the modeling scene, often don’t know what to expect or how to prepare for a modeling session. I usually then fumble around looking up various information on the internet for them to read up on, to help clarify things. But it always feels a bit cumbersome at first, so I decided to put together my own info packet right here – sort of a one stop shop for how I, as a professional photographer, work with models when helping them build their portfolios.

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My New Home – Diaspora*

A few weeks ago, it was announced that search engine giant, Google, would be terminating their consumer version of their social network, Google Plus (G+).

By all accounts, the kill switch won’t be thrown until midsummer 2019, but still, the end was announced – forcing people like me, who actually use it, to think about what our future would be.

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Mariah Meadows Horse Show Season Finale (sort of)

This past Saturday (Sept 22nd) marked the successful conclusion of the 2018 Mariah Meadows Fun Show series season.  Technically, there is still one more show to go – the awards / fun game show, where they present the awards for this seasons winners, plus a series of “just for fun” patterns for the riders to compete in.  Hence the use of the words “sort of” in the title.  😊

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Patches of Light

I don’t really know what it is about views like this, but I’ve always, always found them to be very appealing.  Is it the contrast between light and dark? A sense of direction? The feeling of hope in an otherwise dark world? I really can’t say. I just know that I’m drawn to views like this.

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How to Get the Perfect Exposure with a Histogram

This is probably one of the best articles I’ve seen that explains the value of looking at the histogram in your camera.

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Family Photo Session: Hamlin Beach State Park

I had the greatest pleasure of shooting a family portrait session yesterday afternoon at Hamlin Beach State Park. It actually turned out to be a fantastic day to go to the beach.  It was quite hot and a bit humid, but with a slight breeze coming off of the lake, it was very comfortable.

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Mystery closure of observatory and FBI presence in Sunspot, New Mexico

This is one of those stories that’s fascinating and makes you scratch your head in wonder.  An observatory that monitors the Sun is closed and evacuated, as well as a post office in the area – and the FBI isn’t telling anyone anything – not even local law enforcement.

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