Tag Archive for Announcements

Are You in a Negative Space?

Negative Space

Negative space in a photograph can have a huge impact! Sounds odd doesn’t it?  Yet believe it or not, the use of something called negative space can be very powerful in photography.  But what is it?  The term is kind…

The Truth About Photographic Talent


I just got an email last night from a reader that really struck a chord for me, and hearkens back to the early days of the blog – when I had the time, energy, in addition to my passion for…

Ten Must Have Accessories

Circular Polarizer

Photographers love their gadgets and accessories, and no photographers bag would be complete without at least some sundry items. Some are more important than others though. Here are ten items that make my list of”must-have” items for your camera bag.…

Whiners in the Rear


Hi all! I know it’s been a while since I’ve done any posting. Truth be told, life has been keeping me very busy, but I’ve been quite active – even with my photography. For starters, as most of you know,…

New Family Member

It’s with a certain bit of trepidation that I make this next announcement on the blog.  As you know, I have been somewhat blase for the last 9 months or so.  I think a good portion of my mental attitude is attributed to the loss of our beloved pet of a dozen years.  Her eulogy is here.

With the melancholy having been predominant, we’ve finally decided that this is not how Maggie would have wanted us to continue on, so we are going to welcome a new family member here soon.  A name has not been picked out yet (suggestions are welcome), but I do have a pic.  Here’s our next family member!

Fox Red Lab

The next year or so will be challenging with accidents, yipping, chewing, and other traumas I am sure. But it really is time to step into a new chapter here.  It also likely means that this dog will be quite famous over the next 12 years as she will undoubtedly make several appearances here.  I’ll try to keep things as photographically relevant as possible!

Be Original


Hello all, I’ve been quiet for a while here, for a number of reasons.  First and foremost, I’ve been busy as life has been pushing me in new directions.  My move to Ohio, the new job, and other factors have…

Lightroom 5 Video Series: Soup to Nuts, Part 2

Continuing on, with announcing the “beta” or pre-release of my new video series on Lightroom 5, here is Part 2 – Installing Lightroom 5 on your computer. This is actually a 2 part video, because I wanted to treat the Windows installation differently from the Mac installation. Windows video is first, mac video is second:

Suggestions, thoughts, and comments on the Windows installation video? Feel free to chime in the comments section with feedback!

Suggestions, thoughts, and comments on the Mac installation video? Feel free to chime in the comments section with feedback!