Category Archives: Photography

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

Sun Behind the Clouds- Picture a day #43

There are rumors that a storm is on the way to the desert. I’ll believe the rain reports when I see it but will enjoy the clouds while they’re here.   Taken with an iPhone 4s: ISO 64 ƒ/2.4 T 1/5052 Here’s the original version emailed from my phone: I let Aperture(Mac App Link) automatically… Continue Reading

Wynn Hotel Las Vegas-Photo #42

Met some friends for lunch today and found this view of the Wynn and Encore Hotels. It was a breezy but beautiful day!   ISO 1000 ƒ/14 T 1/800 I didn’t do too much to this image but removed a few dust spots and applied the Kryptonite filter in Perfect Photo Suite 6(yes that is… Continue Reading

Palm Tree Trunk-Photo #41

So I had a few minutes this afternoon to poke around outside and found these two palm trees with the sun directly behind the tree on the left. I didn’t have a strobe with me so i had an idea in my head to try something in post. A mini 2 image HDR.   ISO… Continue Reading

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…

Email Communication tips

A google search for “Email Marketing Tips” leads to 22 million pages. There are lots of answers to how to effectively market using the medium of email. So what are the questions? I stumbled on 5 Tips for Winning the Inbox Contest 2009, an article discussing the current state of Email Marketing. I’ll focus on…

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