My favorite picture of 2014

I took a lot of pictures in 2014.  This picture of my 2nd son, taken on July 3 at the Athens, Ohio fireworks show, is my favorite.  We've had a few health issues/concerns/scares over the past couple of years with him, though he's checked out okay through it all.  This picture of him just makes... Continue Reading →

What can Instagram teach you about photography?

I've been posting pictures to Instagram for almost two years. Some photographers might think that Instagram isn't where "real" photographers would post as the pictures are generally lower resolution compressed files and/or the pictures are just camera phone selfies. I'm not a professional photographer by any means, but I have found Instagram to more than... Continue Reading →

Photography 101 tips, tricks, and tools

The Daily Post at has an excellent Photography 101 series. The tips, crafted by guest photography bloggers, are written with a more general audience in mind. As someone who is newer to the hobby, I appreciate the non-technical approach to the topics. Posts in the series include: Philosophy of Photography Viewing the World with a... Continue Reading →

Feel good moments via social media

The past two days I received two very nice compliments via social media.  Both of them made me feel especially valued and appreciated, even if the kind words came from people I have never met in person.  I'm posting them here for those days where things aren't quite so rosy. The first comment came out... Continue Reading →

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