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Butterfly Workshop

When Selby Gardens asked me to present butterfly photography workshops at the Historic Spanish Point Campus in Osprey, Florida I was somewhat hesitant as I’m not really a “Macro Guy”, and didn’t really know anything about butterflies other than they were kind of “cool”… It turned out to be an A-Z workshop in photography on one single workshop. 

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Inspiration & How To Posts

What is a Good Image

What is a Good Image

If you don’t like to read, the short answer, at least for me, is any image that produces an emotional response to your audience or supports your overall objective in a positive way.  There are all kinds of “good images” including lifestyle, documentary, portraits,...

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Recipe of a Compelling Image

Recipe of a Compelling Image

30 years of commercial photography experience has taught me that most great images weather fine art or powerful product photos share similar characteristics if they resonate with the viewer. I’ve broken these down into a simple formula I like to call the “recipe of a...

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Up Your Landscape Photography

Up Your Landscape Photography

Every serious photographer undoubtedly has some interest in landscape photography, here are some considerations to up your landscape game. To help illustrate some important trending topics and considerations for not only Landscape Photography, but most generes I'd...

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Travel Photography Tips

Travel Photography Tips

Let’s face it, in the world today there are probably very few popular travel destinations that haven’t been documented to death. That makes for quite a challenge to capture compelling travel photos that will keep a viewer engaged.  The world is full of boring images...

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Just do it

Just do it

Want to become a better photographer?Put your camera away. Sometimes the best way to become a photographer is to simply put your camera down and just experience those things that you love so much to shoot. As photographers, we often get too caught up in capturing the...

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Gear & Events Posts

2022 Selby Gardens Photo Exhibition Winners

2022 Selby Gardens Photo Exhibition Winners

Well it should be appropriate that the sequel to my previous post should be the winners from the 2022 “Virtual” Selby Gardens Juried Photographic Exhibition. Kudos to The Observer Group for facilitating the on-line exhibition of about 250 entires. I was happy to see...

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Best Compact Camera for Travel

Best Compact Camera for Travel

It’s summer travel season and I’ve been getting some calls and emails from students asking me all kinds of Travel Photography Questions. One of the most popular questions or discussions rather is: What is the best compact travel cameraif I don’t want to haul my entire...

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