Back to School Photos: The Hidden Moments

Back to School Photos: The Hidden Moments

  Photography’s a lot like all of the arts. It’s often what’s below the surface that’s more interesting than the apparent and the obvious. Some of the little moments we pay almost no attention turn into our very best photographs. Funny how that works. (And how a...
7 Landscape Photography Tips for Earlybirds

7 Landscape Photography Tips for Earlybirds

I have spent some of my happiest moments as a photographer alone with my camera standing on top of a hill loving the beautiful natural light of early morning and what it does to the earth and sky. It’s one thing to be driving down the highway with your family...
How to Photograph Spring

How to Photograph Spring

  The winter of 2015-2016 has been a season of ups and downs in Philadelphia and likely that’s how it was for you where ever you live. It was 73 degrees on Christmas day and then a few weeks later we had 30 inches of snow on a Friday night. School...
Here Lies Chief: A Hard Life Lesson on Easter

Here Lies Chief: A Hard Life Lesson on Easter

  Teddy woke me up Easter morning and the first words out of his mouth were “Dad, I had the strangest dream. I dreamt that I found Chief.” Chief was the favorite of their cousins’ dogs who live across the road from grandma’s house. She vanished mysteriously...
How to Photograph Easter

How to Photograph Easter

1. LIKE ALL HOLIDAYS, SIMPLER IS OFTEN BETTER A couple of eggs, a classic basket, and a simple handmade sign and all of a sudden it’s Easter. Easter does not require much in terms of props. Kim Anderson did a lovely job of posing her kids in an alley way making them...
Geeks

Geeks

Earlier this week we posted a photograph of Alexander reading the Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan by the light of an iPad while listening to a one-hour YouTube version of Pachelbel’s Canon under bed covers. (It’s a loop. According to my son...
Cropping Action for Impact

Cropping Action for Impact

I’m going to meddle with and crop Kim Beyer Rayburn’s wonderful sledding photograph in the most loving way. Sometimes, it’s amazing how cropping into a photograph can give it so much more impact. I think this is especially true with sports...
7 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Smartphone Ideas

7 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Smartphone Ideas

I don’t care if it is the night before Valentine’s Day and you don’t have so much as a piece of red construction paper or a doilie in the house. You have have your smartphone and so you have plenty of opportunities to say I love you with a camera—the camera you have...
Forever Retreats…and Nick Kelsh…are coming!

Forever Retreats…and Nick Kelsh…are coming!

My friends at Forever are sending me on the road this year. I’ll be attending several weekend-long Forever Retreats around the country in 2016 and it may be a chance for us—that’s you and me—to meet face-to-face.  (Forever, Inc., in case you don’t know, is...
A Baseball Boy in Winter

A Baseball Boy in Winter

First of all, yes, Teddy does get out of bed on a Sunday and put on his baseball clothes just in case a game breaks out—regardless of month or temperature. He just came in a few minutes ago screaming “It’s snowing! It’s snowing! which under normal...

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