Category Archive: Photography

Jul 01 2016

Princess photo experiment

I say princess because my little girl won the title of VBS Princess tonight!  She is so thrilled.  She memorized tons of verses, and was a generally great kid this week.  I love to see that kind of thing rewarded. Anyway, I found this image online a few weeks back and was really struck by …

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Sep 04 2015

So this one time we took a picture … and it took over our lives (for four days)!

We hate to be conformists. Life’s too short. We’ve always been a little different, and Jake has helped us lose that last shred of “what will the neighbors think?”. When you’ve got a kid on the autism spectrum who’s as likely to say the first thing that comes to mind as he is to start …

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Aug 19 2015

Pinterest Photoshoot

Liv and Alyssa wanted to do a Photoshoot based on some best friend pics they found on Instagram and Pinterest. Here are our results: Which is your favorite?

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Jun 20 2014

Went Fishing; Caught More Great Images Than Fish

Gabriel and I went fishing tonight.  We went way too early, in weather that had too recently been bright and sunshiny.  Not that fishing with your son has to have anything to do with fishing.  We bought some worms and a couple of sodas, and set out after dinner.  He had more luck than I …

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Sep 23 2013

Finally, Five Extra Minutes

I’ve come to the conclusion that I either need a bigger backpack, a smaller camera, or to hit the snooze button one less time.

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Sep 21 2013

Photography How-To: Shooting In The Dark

Hey, I was looking through my facebook pics the other day looking for a supporting photo for a post planned for Sunday, when I became aware that I take a lot of pictures at night.  You may have heard that the worst time of day to take a picture is “high noon.”  This is because …

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Sep 12 2013

Experiment with Exposure – Silhouettes

You know, people often ask me what kind of camera I use. I try to impress on them that any camera, no matter how fancy, is just a box that collects light. It’s knowing how to use it that makes the difference. Not that we’re even on the same page artistically, but if I picked up Jimi Hendrix’s guitar, I still couldn’t play a chord. It’s not the tool, it’s the knowledge.

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Sep 04 2013

How I Shot My Kids – And Got 400 People To “Like” It.

I posted a picture to Facebook.com yesterday and it went viral. OK, viral’s a strong word, but it’s the most popular picture I’ve ever posted to FB, and I’ve posted thousands. The most common reaction is “Wow! Awesome picture!” This is followed almost immediately by, “Who took it?” I did. And here’s how:

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Sep 01 2013

A Thousand Words

They say a picture says a thousand words. Maybe that’s true. There are certainly a few stories behind mine. Here’s the skinny on a few of my favorites.

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Jul 31 2013

I love taking pictures!

A bunch of years ago, I bought a Nikon D3000 DSLR camera for a number of reasons: I had three of perhaps the most beautiful children ever conceived They were growing up waaaay too fast I was missing it If I was going to capture it, I should at least do it with style. I …

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Jul 29 2013

Aren’t they wonderful?

The Fam

Found this great new app!  Toon Camera So, I’ve decided that the best camera for the job is the one that’s in your pocket.  That being said, I don’t always drag around my Nikon D3000, but seem to have my iPad wherever I am. Naturally, this means I’ve been looking into various photography apps.  I …

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