Tag: photography

Fireworks, Jake’s Catch-22

Have you ever been fascinated by something that scares you to death?  That’s fireworks for Jake.  I’m not sure exactly what goes on in his head, but he’s both amazed and afraid of them.  Take our trip to Disney a few years back.  He wouldn’t go anywhere near any of the “fireworks” displays.  The one …

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Gabe SMASH!

We had this 20 year old tube TV go on the fritz.  It needed to be thrown away, but that’s boring.  I figured it would be way more fun to smash it.  Problem is, the timing was never right, and it sat in the corner of my mudroom until today.  I swung by our local …

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Gulf Hagas

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I had a rare half-day off today, and decided to take advantage of this beautiful fall weather we’ve been having.  Looks like fall, feels like late July.  We loaded up the van (an understatement), and headed over to the Katahdin Iron Works – specifically, Gulf Hagas. What an ordeal!  I don’t even remember what it …

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Finally, Five Extra Minutes

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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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Photography How-To: Shooting In The Dark

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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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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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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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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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