Thoughts from our family to yours (during Coronavirus)

Thoughts from our family to yours (during Coronavirus)

(If you’ve landed here from my email, you can skip ahead to where that message left off.) I wish I were the person who could come up with the words that would make everything better for all of us. Sadly, getting from here to better is going to be a long haul,...

Me and My Camera: A Love Story

Happy Valentine’s Day! I was thinking about what to write today, other than “I love you for being part of our wonderful How To Photograph Your Life community!” and “Be Mine Forever! ; ) (Of course I do love you for being part of our...
2020 New Year’s Photo Resolutions

2020 New Year’s Photo Resolutions

1. Share your photographs more creatively. That is, share with people that you would never have shared with in 2019 or before. You are surrounded by them by the way. The man who is painting your kitchen, the folks at the flower shop, the doctor who did your knee...

Click to view photos   I am proud to present How to Photograph Your Life’s Top 50 Fan Photos of 2019. Each New Year we’re proud to take a good look back at our top Fan Photos of the past year. This annual celebration of the best of the best of our Fan...
Why Halloween Photos are Important

Why Halloween Photos are Important

I know that many of you have a big night ahead of you, so for those of you that would like some quick tips I’ve put them right here on top: ◆ There’s the all important, I think, full length shot of the costume. Even if it’s only the last Spiderman costume that...
Breaking My Radio Silence

Breaking My Radio Silence

Yes, I’m long past due letting you know what’s going on in our brave new How to Photograph Your Life world. I almost feel like I owe everyone I’ve ever known an apology, but not quite. I’ve vanished for while because I needed to, it’s that simple. Big stuff has been...
First Day of NEW School

First Day of NEW School

  Big changes for our boys this year as we’re moving our family from Philadelphia to the beautiful Catskill Mountains… This year Teddy starts Middle School and Alexander starts High School. And the traditional Back to School photo session got just a...
Kelsh Family is Moving!

Kelsh Family is Moving!

We’ve talked about doing it for years and we’re finally taking the leap. The Kelsh family is moving to the Catskills in New York. The boys started school in Delhi, New York this week. Yes, that’s right, past tense, as in Wednesday.. This is a big deal for us and has...
My Moon Walk Photo Business

My Moon Walk Photo Business

Fifty years ago today on July 20, 1969 I started my second photography business. I know the exact date not because I kept incredibly accurate business records, but because of the unforgettable historic subject. My business started on the day man landed on the moon. On...
10 Tips for Better Baseball Photos

10 Tips for Better Baseball Photos

I’m no sports photographer, but as a photojournalist and a baseball dad, I have to say I’ve photographed my share of baseball games. Because I like to contribute to our wonderful Mt. Airy Baseball community I’ve photographed way more than my own...
A Father’s Day Field of Dreams

A Father’s Day Field of Dreams

Me: Hey, Anne, what’s going on for Father’s Day?Anne: How would I know? You’re not my father.That conversation actually happened this morning. And then there was this: Teddy told me that for Father’s Day “mom” was taking him to the sporting goods store and buying him...
Saying I Love You with Editing

Saying I Love You with Editing

I’m not sure I quite remember a twist like this one on our HTPYL page but we’ve been going so long at this point it’s probably happened several times; one photographer inspires another photographer inspires another photographer and so on. Come to think of...
New Knee, New Year!

New Knee, New Year!

I start the new year now with my long anticipated (and twice planned) knee replacement surgery behind me— or as those of us in the business like to call it TKR. That’s Total Knee Replacement. Somewhere some doctor rightly concluded that putting the word surgery in the...
A Visit From St. Nicholas

A Visit From St. Nicholas

”Twas 4 days before Christmas, when all through the houseAll the creatures were bustling, yes, even the spouse! The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were antsy and tossed in their beds...
Me and My Camera: A Love Story

Me and My Camera: A Love Story

 Here’s an update of a video I made back in the early days to share a bit about how I became a photographer and why I ended up doing what I do here at How to Photograph Your Life.   (And of course I weave in my favorite photo tips for you. I always weave in the...
Exciting News: Scholarship Award Announcement!

Exciting News: Scholarship Award Announcement!

  Have you ever dreamed of joining me in one of our hands-on photography workshops combined with an amazing trip to a spectacular setting, but the investment has been of reach? Or do you know someone who has this dream but not the resources to fulfill it? If so,...
Our Super Superbowl

Our Super Superbowl

There was a line in the Philadelphia Inquirer this morning suggesting  that for decades to come boys and girls in the Philadelphia area would be recounting where they were and who they were with on February 4, 2018.  I was in my living room with Anne and the boys and...