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What is the best lens for an African safari?

What is the best lens for an African safari?

| January 11, 2014

I admit that a question as broad as, “What is the best lens for an African safari,” is near impossible to answer. What I can do is tell you what worked for me so you can draw your own conclusions. Because photography is my business, I have the benefit of owning some glass that may […]

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Barcelona Gothic Quarter: Pont dels Sospirs

Barcelona Gothic Quarter: Pont dels Sospirs

| January 5, 2014 | 1 Comment

I sometimes become obsessed with a particular scene when I travel and the Pont dels Sospirs in the Barcelona Gothic Quarter was one that captivated me. The bridge was reminiscent of Venice’s Bridge of Sighs and it was miraculously positioned at a location with minimal commercial clutter and visual distractions…

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Kenya Safari Tips: Getting to the Masai Mara

Kenya Safari Tips: Getting to the Masai Mara

| September 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

This post is the first of a few that will cover Kenya safari tips and our adventure on the Masai Mara. Almost anyone that has been on safari will tell you that it is an amazing experience that can’t be over anticipated. They are right. You can watch Animal Planet all day long and get a sense of what Africa is like but nothing can accurately convey the experience actually of being there…

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How to fix skin tone in Photoshop: Video tutorial

How to fix skin tone in Photoshop: Video tutorial

| May 16, 2013

I recently had an opportunity to take some prom portraits. While taking the portraits, I encountered a situation where my subject had used an artificial tanning product. She looked absolutely beautiful but I quickly noticed that her hand was significantly lighter than her arm. She likely washed the tanning product off of her hand after applying it. To avoid having her hand become be the center of attention in the photo, I had to perform a color correction in Photoshop. Fixing skin tone in Photoshop can be tricky so I created a video tutorial to help others fix similar problems in their images.

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Baby Great Horned Owls in Colorado Springs

Baby Great Horned Owls in Colorado Springs

| May 4, 2013

I recently had a wonderful opportunity to photograph three baby Great Horned Owls perched in a nest about 30 minutes from my house. Of all places, the nest is located on the west side of Colorado Springs overlooking a Walgreens parking lot. They seem to have become quite a sensation among Colorado Springs residents over […]

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The Art of the Steal – Documentaries I Like

The Art of the Steal – Documentaries I Like

| April 2, 2013

The Art of the Steal by IFC Films I am a nut about documentaries. I watch one or two per week and I am always thrilled when I find one that captivates me from start to finish. Today’s recommendation is The Art of the Steal, which chronicles a dramatic struggle for control of the Barnes […]

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Is the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II the perfect portrait lens?

Is the Canon 85mm f/1.2L II the perfect portrait lens?

| March 26, 2013

I not only like to offer my clients every ounce of creativity I have, I also like to use the highest quality equipment to produce their images. After conducting some research on the best portrait lenses, I invested in Canon’s 85mm f/1.2L II. Does this lens deliver? Absolutely, but for an expensive professional lens it […]

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Canon 5D vs 7D for Birds in Flight

Canon 5D vs 7D for Birds in Flight

| March 21, 2013

Sand Hill Crane – 5D Mark III, 420mm (300mm 2.8 II + 1.4X II TC), f/7.1, 1/500 sec. Although I primarily consider myself a travel photographer, I love the challenge of capturing wildlife in motion. There are so many variables that need to come together to create compelling wildlife images. Finding wildlife in the first […]

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2013 Travel Preview – Kenya and Spain

2013 Travel Preview – Kenya and Spain

| March 2, 2013

In early September, Donna and I are traveling to Africa for a Kenya Safari with my good friend Ric and his wife Lisa. Why? Ric and Lisa are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary and they asked us to join them. After less than a nanosecond of hesitation, I said absolutely! [...]

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Visit Ireland’s Gaelic Past Today

Visit Ireland’s Gaelic Past Today

| February 18, 2013

While on our two-week Ireland adventure we visited two sets of islands off of the west coast of the Emerald Isle. The Great Blasket Islands, which I covered in an earlier post, are no longer inhabited but offer visitors a rich opportunity to imagine what life would have been like on a remote island. The Aran Islands, in stark contrast…

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