Art and Isolation….

Well, it's been quite a while since my last blogpost. It certainly has ben a difficult summer. Like many other artists, I have struggled to keep motivated and inspired. Most of the galleries in our area have been closed down due to the pandemic. A few have offered virtual exhibitions, which are nice, but not... Continue Reading →

A Proud Moment For Me…..

Back in 2016 I wrote a post titled "Once Proud". It talked about the loss of the glass industry in our area and the decaying plants left behind. In particular it spoke of the Wheaton Industries plant and attempts by friend, fellow photographer, and workshop leader, Tom Holding, of Thunderbolt Photographics and myself to gain... Continue Reading →

“The Vigil”

I've dabbled in all sorts of photography styles and subjects over the years. Each one has brought quite a bit of joy, and certainly has added to the skills that I'm fortunate to have developed. Landscape and scenic photography have their own challenges and force you to develop quite a bit of discipline, and patience... Continue Reading →

Which is your favorite photograph?

Photographers have been asked this question a million times, "Which is your favorite photograph? I've been asked that question many times also. Like a lot of others, I have often answered "The next one". That's probably true to a certain extent, but it's also a cop out in a few ways. In truth, how could... Continue Reading →

Losing Friends…..

Let's be clear. In this case we're not talking about old school buddies, or fellow workers. We're talking about photographic subjects. Yes, a photographic subject can become a friend of sorts. We've visited them many times, we know how they will look in different light. We see them change over time. They become a friend.... Continue Reading →

Not A Still Life Post…

Those that have followed my posts will know that during this isolation period I have been spending much time in my studio working on new still life images. I have been experimenting with new lighting techniques and attempting to grow my skills a bit. While these still life's have long been the major part of... Continue Reading →

Why do we do this?

Once again this self isolation has me, and I guess some other artists, taking a moment or two to think about what we are doing, and why we are doing it.

A neat little Photoshop process

It's been a while since I've posted any processing tips and tricks. I shared some on Facebook, but many folks here don't get to see those.  I put together this video tutorial to show how I accomplish some ambient light beams. There are many ways to accomplish this so I'll just say that this is... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Isolation….

Good morning on this Monday. It is day ????? of isolation, and social distancing, for most of us. How are you all coping? I've mentioned in past posts how I'm using this time for some experimentation in lighting techniques in my small studio. A couple years back I was involved in a project with a... Continue Reading →

Making Lemonade…..

Well, we're all dealing with some difficult times. This virus pandemic has really caused us to rethink our daily rituals and how we go about our lives. Each of us will deal with it in our own way, and I hope you are keeping positive, taking care of yourselves, and staying well. With my style... Continue Reading →

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