A Little Recognition

  If you’ve been following my blog for a while then you’ve likely already seen this image.  I’m sharing it again today because I recently entered it into a photography contest and it was chosen as the winner.  I don’t do what I do to get recognition but it is very encouraging now and then […]

My Mobile Sketchbook

As I show my photographs on various social media platforms I often receive comments along the lines of, “where do you find these pictures?” or compliments like, “you have such a good eye!”  I appreciate the encouragement and so I want to offer it right back.  You can also create good art if you want […]

Untitled Abstract

This is the latest image in my abstract architecture series.  I haven’t yet been able to come up with a name that I like.  I’m open to suggestions if you have one!  Not much else to say today, I hope you enjoy my study of shape, line and light. 5D Mk III with 24-70mm f/2.8L […]

Jet Noise

I don’t live in this apartment building but I did grow up in close proximity to an air force base.  I always heard neighbors complaining about jet noise and I never understood the problem.  I never found the distant rumble annoying (or even noticable with other home appliances running).  Then again, I also love thunderstorms!    Sharing […]

Senior Pics: Natalie

I recently finished a senior portrait session for this lovely young woman.  You may remember her from a dance-themed shoot we collaborated on back in January of this year (link). I’ve mentioned before that I’m not really interested in pursuing head shots, senior, infant or family photos; there are plenty of talented photographers out there […]

Carrie, Runner

I’m a few weeks behind on sharing this image but better late then never, right?! This is Carrie W., a runner training with Olympic aspirations.  This image comes from another collaboration effort with fine artist, Barbara Dahlstedt.  I understand she plans to use this image as a reference for an oil painting that will be […]

Hurray For The Riff Raff and Spirit Family Reunion

I had the pleasure of seeing some great bands live at the Sail Inn a couple weeks back.  I had planned to check out the show because Hurray For The Riff Raff were headlining it and I’ve been a fan of their music for a couple years.  I had been feeling pretty miserable the day of the show and […]

Solo Exhibition at the Peoria Public Library

I currently have a solo exhibition of 20 selected photography prints on display at the Peoria Public Library art gallery.  This Saturday (September 14, 2013) I will be hosting a reception from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM and you are most welcome to come by and say hello.  If you can’t make it this Saturday, […]

Digital Post Production: A Case Study

I thought I would share in this post some of the things I do when editing portraits taken with my DSLR.  Art is very subjective and the creative processes in photography are no different so the things I do to my photographs may be very different than what a lot of other photographer would do based on their own […]

Jodi 3

This third image of Jodi is a simple headshot but I really like the pose and the expression.  I wish I had had a more interesting background at my disposal but since the model is a stay-at-home mother of two I needed to work in her home and all I have is a white collapsible […]