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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Smoky Skies

For the past few days, the sun shine hasn’t been quite as bright as it normally shines. The sky has been covered with a milky haze, and it’s not because of thin cloud cover, it’s because of smoke from the wild fires that are burning on the west coast.

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Lost Perspective. . .

I’m not really sure where everything went wrong, or what changed, but over the past few weeks and months, I’ve slowly come to the conclusion that somewhere along the way – photography stopped being fun, and it became a job.

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Genesee Country Village & Museum

This past July 14th, I had the great pleasure of photographing a wedding at the Genesee Country Village and Museum in Mumford New York.  Even though I’ve lived in this area for most of my life, and I knew about the GCV&M, this was the first time that I had actually ever been there.

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Family Photo Session: Pond’s Edge

This past Thursday, (July 26th, 2018) I had the great pleasure of shooting a family photo session at the “Pond’s Edge” in Farmington, NY.  It was the first time that I had ever been there and it is quite the location!

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For the love of the game…

I’ve been a professional photographer for the past 14 years, and during that period of time I’ve had the opportunity to photograph a multitude of various genres including weddings, senior portraits, hundreds of nature type photos like sunsets, sunrises, birds, bugs, flowers, trees, lakes, and streams.  But by far the vast majority of the photos I take, and continue to take, have been those of horse show events – 10’s of thousands of photos each year!
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I Really Love My Job!

You know… The thought crossed my mind today, that I really do love my “job!”  I placed the word job in quotes, because unlike any other job I’ve ever had, this one doesn’t feel like a job at all!

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What is a “Real Model”?

As some of you already know, or have deduced, model photography is my “passion” (I kind of hate that word, photographers use it way too often in my opinion…)   I get excited about shooting all forms of model photography, but my favorites are pinup, glamour, lingerie, and themed projects that I dream up, or some hybrid combinations.  Recently I even had the opportunity to shoot a couple of nude sessions.  One, a project that I dreamed up of a darkly illuminated, wispy smoke filled room, with a pedestal and a basket of apples, and a nude model with nothing on but a sheer white cloth loosely worn or held at the waist – sort of a live version of a Greek or Roman statue…   It turned out really well and it was a lot of fun to shoot!
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Model Preparation Before the Session

The information below is an excerpt from my more detailed post: “Information Packet for New Models”

Something that most new models don’t realize is that the camera will pick up every little detail – the good as well as the bad – especially on close up portraits, so it’s very helpful and appreciated if a model will do what she can to maximize the good, and lessen the not so good. [Read more…]

My 2015 Annual Report

Well, it was a year ago today that I made a similar post (“Long time no write!“) so I figured why not make a similar post today of my photographic adventures of the year!  🙂   It’s been a busy 12 months that’s for sure! Below are just a few examples of my excursions with my camera! [Read more…]

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