Year in Review — The Pretty!

Year in Review -- The Pretty!

I made my 2011 New Years resolution to shoot less “Pretty” photos and focus more on edgy, controversial, arty photos.  I consider myself partially successful.  I ended up shooting a lot of “Pretty”.  Here’s my favorite pics of the year in the Pretty category. Pretty Shoot #1.  JennyLyn I knew starting off the year with […]

F5.6 is the WORST f-stop.

F5.6 is the WORST f-stop.

I’ve not done a tech post in a while, so its about time. There is an old Photojournalist’s saying: “F8 and be there”. Basically in our print film days, if you left your camera on F8 you could snap a pic of something happening without worrying about focus, shutter speed etc. and have a reasonable […]

Birds of Prey from the American Wildlife Refuge.

Birds of Prey from the American Wildlife Refuge.

Its a Bird! Its a Plane! No. Its a Bird! Actually six birds. The American Wildlife Refuge, a non-profit wild bird-of-prey rescue organization in Raleigh, North Carolina had a variety of their Educational Birds on display at Wild Birds Unlimited in Cary on Saturday, December 5th. Volunteer handlers answered questions for several hours as they […]

America’s Next Top Model — My Great Niece is in the Finals!

<img src="http://photos-g .ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs241.snc1/8820_103290446352107_100000134562284_90167_8150478_n.jpg” alt=”Laura Kirkpatrick” /> This cycle of America’s Next Top Model had a surprise for me, Laura Kirkpatrick, my great niece was in the final 14 and has been battling with other models over the past few weeks fighting to win the reality show for high fashion models. She has had a great […]

Purple Haze — Photographing a Model

Purple Haze, originally uploaded by Miracle Man. Okay I photograph a lot of models. But every once in a while things fall together and magic happens. The model contacted me about a vampire shoot that I ended up not shooting, but we still wanted to shoot. We set a date and knew everything would be […]

Misty Mountain Hop

Misty Mountain Hop

I’ve lived in North Carolina for 10 years and I have yet to make a trip to the mountains in the fall. Visions of picturesque mountains vibrant with color and crystal blue skies danced in my mind as to what I would see. Getting there, at least for me is hard. Its hockey season, which […]