Photographing at the Opera: Making the Fat Lady look beautiful!

November 04, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
The Fairy Godmother prepares to change Cinderella’s life forever. One of the things that is very gratifying about being a freelance photographer is the diversity of work. One day one may be shooting a portrait for a annual report and the next day photographing for a news publication. The past two months, I have returned to shooting live theater...
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Oh Art!! Where art thou?

September 25, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
A privacy screen that separates the orchestra pit from the public transforms a photo of a violin into the art of an impressionistic painter. Perhaps I take it for granted too often that I am very fortunate to make my living as a photographer. I bring a skill set to the workplace whereby people pay me to bring their vision to reality. They trust...
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Viewing the world from 2000 feet.

September 06, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Downtown Louisville Kentucky with the Ohio River and Jeffersonville Indiana. Aerial photography can be a fun adventure. Google Earth is often used by planners and engineers for images, however, there are times when specific angles of view can only be seen from a low flying aircraft. Recently, I had a client contact me wanting photos of downtown...
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Portrait Photography: Keep it simple

August 27, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Many people think that to make good portraits it requires a great deal of lighting equipment and exotic lenses. Nothing could be further from the truth. I find that if you simplify the photographic process, you can concentrate on the interaction with the subject and bring out the best in them. Equipment needed: Any decent digital or film single le...
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Travel Photography 101

August 20, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Centuries old column that greets visitors at St. Peter’s Basilica. There are few things in life that excite me more than traveling. The thought of flying for hours on end to arrive in a country where everything is different makes it worth saving up for a year to do it. That said, photographing while traveling is a difficult labor of love. The t...
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