Archive for the ‘Creativity’ Category

Blood Super Moon Lunar Eclipse September 28, 2015

Just between You, Me, and The Super Blood Moon

Using the Meade ETX-90 attached to my camera was at the same time fun, and frustrating. As a lens it was the equivalent of a 1250mm focal length which of course got me all pumped. Woohooo! 1250mm! I mean how […]


Photography workshop in southern vt

New Sept. Workshop Scheduled. Sign up now!

Ramp up your photography with this hands-on workshop where you’ll learn simple, proven ways to capture better images of your family and friends, landscapes and of course pets! When and Where: Saturday Sept 26th, 2015 Manchester Studio 9am-1pm Fee $75 […]


Rules for the Practice of Photography

Ten Commandments for Successful Photographers

Over the holidays I joked with a colleague, a devout photographer himself, that on the eighth day god created photography and that surely somwhere there was a buried glass negative or a piece of Daguerrotype tin that held the Ten Commandments […]


Creative patterns made with Christmas tree lights

A Little Fun with Christmas Tree Lights

Before you completely take down that Christmas tree have some fun with it first! Using a long exposure and some camera movement you can create these vibrant abstract patterns. Kids love doing this! There’s no end to the designs you […]


Tween photography

Flight


Splashing in the sky

Splashing in the Sky

It’s been raining steadily for days. Not wanting to cancel another shoot because of weather, I shot with Colvin and Ryder Hathaway in the rain and we made the best of it. And then I made the best of it […]


Using small flashes to imply big light

A Kiss of Sunshine

This is a fake it till you feel it story…feel the warmth of sunshine that is. It’s rained the better part of June here in Vermont but I was just not going to endure another photo session with flat lifeless […]


Penmanship counts

Toast with…a prayer?

A couple weeks ago I was sick with some funky flu-like thing that included among its notable features, an up-and-down-up-and-down-up-and-down—fever. During the up parts when my old-fashioned mercury thermometer read above 102.3 I had little choice but to quit working […]


Creation Image

Finding Your Religion(s)

There seem to be at least two distinct—though not mutually exclusive—sects in the church of stock photography: Creationists – those who create images specifically for stock libraries, and also what I’ll call Evolutionists – the folks who are happy to […]


Sketchbook of SHoot Ideas

The Ugly Truth

I can’t draw for sh*t, um, I mean beans. It’s not impossible to think I would have never become a photographer if I had had the ability to draw or paint. I mean who wouldn’t like to have the talents […]


Financial Nest Egg Revisited

Making Things Right(er)

The truth is occasionally I have an idea for a stock image that turns out to be, ready for this, stupid. Hey, it happens. I usually get past it. But this post isn’t about one of those times. This is […]


Learning to Say Yes to the voices in your head

Learning to have faith in the sofa

Occasionally, as photographers going about our day, we’ll see something and a voice will whisper “That’s a photo.” It might be an interesting person, a captivating view, or the perfect juxtaposition of objects. But often we don’t stop – we […]


The Creative Process, Diagramed

The Creative Process, Diagramed

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