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Feb01

The Deeper Meaning of Wedding Photography

A Deeper Meaning of Wedding Photography I think it’s fair to say that as photographers – and all artists in general – often get wrapped up in our own heads about the value and importance of our work. Maybe I’m speaking for myself here, but after...
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Feb03

The ‘why’ Behind What We Do

  As photographers we generally all complain, especially at the end of the season, about how exhausted we are and how we need a break and how we want to sleep for a week straight, which I suppose is similar to anyone looking forward to their vacation (our...
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Jan24

Your Camera Takes Great Photos

You’ve been at a wedding for 9 hours fighting heat or cold or wind and bridesmaids and traffic when out of the blue a guest, noticing your camera says: “Wow, I’ll bet that camera of yours takes great pictures!” I’m all for the latest and greatest...
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Mar22

my Mom & Dads wedding album + preserving memories

wedding albums and your personal history _____ Some of us are lucky enough to still have our parents wedding album lying around somewhere, or at least know where to locate it. I have had my parents book for MANY years, and had wrapped it in a saran-like...
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Nov29

"S." Ship of Theseus J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

So I don’t usually – if ever- take photographs of or blog about a book, but I felt like “S.” by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst was something different enough to make it worthy of a little photoshoot. As explained on the Amazon.com website...
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Aug01

The Pros and Cons of the "Wedding Shot List"

There are a lot of mixed feelings in the photographic community about weddings and photographic shot lists. Most photographers truly fear getting that email from a couple with the ‘Must-Have’s’ (an expression I dislike as much as “Please Advise”)...
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Jul10

Photoshop and the Decline of Western Civilization

I can still recall my first experience with this thing called Photoshop. At the time, the image in question had been manipulated on a Scitex imaging workstation, which is now so ancient it’s hard to even find info if you Google the term. I believe they...
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Jul01

Photo Crazed Guests, iPhones and the unplugged wedding

You know, i’ve been wanting to write a long winded blog post for sometime about how intrusive wedding guests and their iPhones, cameras and yes, even iPads have become. ( I even have my own name for those guests: iPadders – fell free to steal...
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Apr09

So, you want to be a Wedding Photographer?

My friend Krista Guenin posted this very insightful blog article today which I felt was a good follow up to my last post about “wedding weekend warriors” In fact, MY post was inspired by a facebook posting SHE had made ( it’s a long...
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Mar26

The Wedding Weekend Warrior and the Wal-Mart Effect

some comments on the wedding industry There was an article today online at DeviantArt.com called “Photography Is Dead” that caused a bit of a stir on Facebook which got me thinking : something that happens every third week of the month. In...
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