I cannot begin to count the number of times someone has approached me and said something like, “You are living my dream” or “Man, you are so lucky.” Although I know they mean well, I want to look them straight in the eye and emphatically tell them, “Luck has nothing to do with it!” Your […]
When working with a new photographer, I often hear them lament that their images will just never measure up to those of a “real professional.” This comes, of course, from comparing what comes out of their cameras to images in a magazine, or one they see hanging on a wall. There is a little-known truth […]
Interior designers often look for photos they can use as artwork for clients in your local area. Here are some tips on how to price photos for this market.
There I was, walking up a dark, rocky trail outside Moab, Utah, to reach the Corona Arch and take pictures of the Milky Way. I’m not typically the trekking type, but this idea had been on my bucket list for years. After sunset, I packed my camera gear and off I went, uncertain where this […]
As I write this, I’m sitting among a group of enthusiastic Europeans at the international airport in Nairobi, Kenya, on my way to Paris for eight days of photography and fine food. This is the final leg of a trip that started 10 days ago, with a photo expedition to Amboseli National Park in Kenya, […]
I find it somewhat funny, and yet tragic, how life can steal our dreams. If you’re like me, you had plenty of dreams when you were young — there was no limit to your potential, no ceiling on the heights that you could attain, and certainly no one telling you that you couldn’t accomplish anything […]
Life can be funny. You have dreams, or at least HAD dreams at one time. Then life gets in the way. With careers, kids, family obligations, and health concerns sometimes those dreams get tarnished, bruised, or just fade away. You look in the mirror and reflect on what stands before you, and hollow […]
Life in the Bluegrass State doesn’t get more exciting than when Kentucky Derby time rolls around on the first Saturday in May. Horse-racing fans spend all year planning parties, picking out the perfect outfits and preposterous hats, and pulling out their best bourbon selection for the greatest two minutes in racing. Realizing that this was […]