It was talked about for weeks on every newscast. Worse than when they warned Ralphie that he’d shoot his eye out with the Red Rider BB gun… “You’ll burn your eyeballs out if you look into the sun without the special glasses….” Yes, we are talking about the freaking eclipse of 2017.
Droves and droves of people flocked to a 70-mile-wide strip of land that covered places in the USA that you would never think of ever visiting. Motels filled up and gouged travelers who dared to get into the path of totality, all leading up to a 2 minute 40-second-long moment where the moon passed in front of the sun and blocked its light.
I’m a sucker too! On August 21. 2017 mom and I drove down to Cincinnati, while not in the path of totality, it would be 90% coverage. Not knowing what we would encounter as we headed out to Ault Park. What we found at 10:30 am was a group of volunteers and sky watchers from the Cincinnati Observatory setting up a canopy and 2 telescopes. We left to find food and came back at 12:00 with there only being a few more people.
Continue reading “Don’t look into the sun, you’ll go blind!!!!”
When you like to take photos when you travel, or maybe you even like to just go for a drive and photograph old buildings and barns and such; you need to know where things were.
Last spring I took a 4,000 mile road trip to the Grand Canyon and back, stopping along the way at many roadside places along the “Mother Road”, Historic Route 66. I’m not sure if the Grand Canyon was the vacation, or if the Route was….
Needless to say, I shot a lot of photos in places I would not remember where. This is where having your photos Geotagged comes in handy. Continue reading “Ohhh thats a nice photo, where was that….”
Here is the link to the YouTube video of our vacation from last year. Join us on this journey down the Mother Road and see the places you don’t normally see.
The run time is 37 minutes
2016 Vacation – Route 66 & Grand Canyon
Many photographers give a CD with a print release, many do not.
There are many reasons on both sides of the argument. Let’s start with why many don’t offer a CD. Continue reading “Can I get a CD with a print release…..”
Hello and welcome,
I created this website to share my love of photography with others, and to take you on the journeys to places that are unique.
This website will feature several different things:
- Photos of events and clients that I have shot – My Galleries link at the top will take you to my photos.
- Photos of places I have been to and the experiences I have had traveling – Look for the category of Road Trips.
- Instructional and informative posts on photography, travel and product reviews – Photo Tips and Instructions.
- My general ramblings.
Continue reading “Welcome”
Many of you who know me know that I like to travel and shoot photos when I do so. Many of you do too; but how do you stay organized when traveling? Keeping track of where photos were taken, not loosing your files, etc.. Continue reading “I’m a Travelin… Keeping organized”
Ok, so you shoot a lot of photos, you think you do pretty good with managing your files. I thought I did too. Continue reading “File management – keep those files in order”
The Jolly Fat Man is preparing to make his rounds and shimmy down the chimneys; but first he is stopping by for a photo shoot.
Continue reading “Santa Claus is coming to town…….”
Since I have started out doing this photography thing, I have been trying to find something that works. My goals are simple:
- Have Fun – after all if you don’t love what you do, your customers will notice. It has been fun photographing families, seniors, pets and nature
- Be Affordable / Be Profitable – While charging $400 a session and including all the edited images and a print release sounds excessive, shooting for a $40 session fee an hoping for people to purchase prints is not providing a profit; which is necessary.
- Expand my education – I am going to be taking more education opportunities to increase my knowledge and style for my photography
I am going to be changing my pricing to start including more options rather than the AlaCarte pricing structure that I have been doing.