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 →

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 →

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 →

Are Strange Forces At Work Here?….

I had begun work on this image a while back. The original concept was to create an image using minimal photography files. I would create the majority of the image using only digital techniques in Photoshop and other software. The resulting image, seen above, used only the photograph of the bottle itself, and a rose... Continue Reading →

Sometimes I just have to laugh!…

Stating publicly that you are "A Photographer" leaves you highly susceptible to a not so rare disease called Gear Lust. It's a malady that leaves you craving all the latest whiz-bang, does everything for you, equipment that is sure to raise your images to levels previously unknown to mankind. There does not seem to be... Continue Reading →

What Is Your Inspiration?…

The Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts is a wonderful gallery here in my hometown. They are the anchor to our local arts district and draw visitors from miles away. I am fortunate to have been accepted as an associate artist there. A recent call for art at the Riverfront is the basis for this... Continue Reading →

Some Thoughts On presentation…

When I've given talks to photo clubs, or photo workshops, I have invariably gotten to the point where I will discuss presentation of your finished images. It's no secret that in today's world far too many artists have their images sentenced to a life in cyber world. They sit hidden on hard drives and are... Continue Reading →

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