Category Archives: Photography

Doing Art-Picture a day #52

I love watching my kids do art and they really don’t like being bothered to look up at the camera, so I just roll with it and sometimes I get a few shots I like. I used a flash bounced off a wall to camera right and kept a fairly wide open aperture to play… Continue Reading

Fresh Strawberries-Photo a Day 49

Fresh Strawberries. Had a fun brunch today with great friends…. One of them brought these fantastic Strawberries.     ISO 1000 ƒ/2.8 T 1/30 I did a minor levels adjustment as this was slightly underexposed and then I added a Rice Paper texture in Perfect Photo Suite 6 Continue Reading

Dried Red Rose buds Day #48

One of the benefits of having flowers around the house is being able to photograph them even when they are dying. These little rose buds are from my wife’s Valentines bouquet.     ISO 1000 ƒ/2.8 T 1/60 Here’s the saved jpg from the RAW file: Not bad, but not a lot of definition and… Continue Reading

Slideshow from January 2012 dailies

Each month during my Photo a day project I use Animoto.com(Yes, that’s an affiliate link I’m a huge fan of this simple video creation service.) to create a video slideshow. For some reason it helps to keep me going. Here’s the clip, a whole month in two minutes! Continue Reading

Tips on finishing a Project 365 or photo a day.

Yesterday I finished my second Photo a day project(Project365). Back in 2005 I took a picture a day for 16 months(Link to that gallery: http://www.pbase.com/digitald3/pad). Finally stopping a few months after the birth of my son. The challenges of parenting for the first time led me in a different direction. Last New Years day 2011…

11 Best of 2011

As 2011 comes to a close, here are my 11 best of photos for 2011, the full gallery can be viewed at: 11 Best of 2011 thanks to everyone that has taken the time to look at my dailies.. On to more in 2012!

Natural Light Portrait Practice-Picture a day #344

This is a portrait of my daughter playing in the sandbox this afternoon. She really wanted a photo of the green bucket. This photo was taken around mid-day, with the sun to the camera left and behind her head. We were under a patio cover, so there was some shade directly over us, but still…

Caramel Apples-Daily #343-Post Process

On a recent trip to Disneyland I sat outside the window as the confectioners were making Mickey and Minnie Candy Apples. The process fascinated me enough to want to try it. So I started the process today, by coating the apples with a layer of caramel. I also grabbed a few photos along the way….

More Christmas Decor photo edits

The Christmas season provides unique items to photograph. The snowball lights that are in the foreground seem like a fun light source, so far I’m not satisfied with my results so far…. There was lot of light wash from other lights around, so i’m sure that’ didn’t help. When the white balance goes crazy I…

Christmas Lantern Post Processing

Yesterday was Monday and a busy one at that… Long day at work and my son’s Christmas program at school led to little time for photography. This image was a bit of a scramble for day #339 of 365 in my year long project. I found this Lantern that holds a candle if one wishes,…

Things Overheard at Disneyland

One of the things I love about Disneyland is the opportunity to people watch. I pretty sure my family provides many opportunities for others to watch and chuckle as well. This trip I actually remembered 3 things I overheard that gave me a chuckle and they may you as well. 1. Right outside Soarin’ over…

Have You Searched For Your Own Name?

Over the past few months, I’ve been working on a project called The Great Name Claim, http://thegreatnameclaim.com. Have you searched for you name in Google, Bing, or Yahoo? Are you easy to find? Can they find you? You’re a smart entreprenuer or professional. Your name is *yours*. When you allow others to control your name…

It’s not a one way street.

Social Media is an incredible tool to get your message out, but it’s a two way street. If you treat Social Media like a glorified email list or a megaphone, your missing the opportunity to engage with your followers. I’ve seen a few jump on the Social Media bandwagon, start blogging, Twitter and working with…

Building A Tribe around Cupcakes

So the other day, my wife was searching Google for cupcakes in our area, she loves cupcakes. One thing led to another and 3 days later were stopping by Retro Bakery in the far Northwest part of Las Vegas…. we live in the Southwest part of Las Vegas… It’s a good 25 minute drive from…

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