To Make Good Art Photograph What You Love…Until You Can’t

Things change. Photography has changed since I first picked up a camera. I started with a film camera "borrowed" from my parents, moved to one of the first dSLRS, and have upgraded several times since that first 6.3 megapixel camera of 2003. However, moving my photography from a slow process waiting for prints to an instant [...]
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10 on 10 | When Getting The Photo Matters Most

I sat in the living room listening to her describe details of her wedding.  You could feel the joy as she spoke. I struggled to get my head around it all. Wasn't she just the flower girl in my wedding? I can so distinctly recall her wearing my high heels, clopping back and forth to [...]
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10 on 10 | Create With Childlike Curiosity

When I began taking a photo a day in 2008, I began to see the world differently. After a few days of intentionally taking photos things began to transformed. I noticed light I hadn't seen before. I saw details I had overlooked before. Colors became more vibrant. Shadows grabbed my attention. The world had a a new [...]
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10 on 10 | Stepping In Front of The Camera

I get the value of documenting our lives. I get the value of getting in front of the camera. I've written about it. I've prompted many of you to do it. I still don't like it. But in an effort to capture this moment, this time while Ian still reaches out to hold my hand [...]
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The Curated and The Culled | 10 on 10

What makes a great photo? What makes a photo worth sharing with the world? I've long been an advocate of curating your collection. Don't show everything you snap. In a world flooded with images, why bother adding to the noise? The images I cull may give you better insight into my world than my carefully selected images. In my [...]
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Taking The Time To Look Back | 10 on 10

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. - Ferris Bueller And it seems to be moving faster with each passing year. After almost nine years of taking a photo every day I've learned to look back. To stop. In looking back I am [...]
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What Are You Leaving Your Family?

What are you leaving your family? Think about it. The day you die your family will face the arduous task of sorting through the belongings you've left behind. Your treasures will become a task for them. Clothing. Linens. Kitchenware. Electronics. Paperwork. It's all a task. Dare I say, a burden? Not only will they have [...]
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The Stories and Photos of My 365 Journey

When I started taking a photo a day I had no idea what I was getting myself into. It seemed like a "fun, little project."  I had no idea that, eight years later, I'd find it impossible to stop. Impossible. Habits are created one day at a time, and habit it has become. The thread [...]
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My Reflections On 2015 In Pictures And Words

How do you define one year? How do you look back on the events of 365 days and sum them up in a few sentences? Never an easy task. I could show you 365 photos. I could show you my favorite 12 photos. I could count the numbers of photos I've taken or emails I've [...]
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Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween friends. Today has me feeling a little nostalgic. I've always invested time looking back at my photos. I think it's good for my soul. I enjoy seeing the changes in my family and in my environment. I LOVE being reminded of the small details of my life. Today got me because the little [...]
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