Saturday, July 16, 2016

My 10 - No, 15! - Favorite Waterfall Photos



I don't know a photographer who doesn't love a good waterfall.  Waterfalls are pretty much always good photo subjects.  In this post I've rounded up my 10 - make that 15 - favorite waterfall photos.

Friday, July 8, 2016

A Photographer's Guide to New York's Capital Region



In 2014, I wrote a blog post called The Photographer's Guide to Saratoga Springs, NY, featuring photos I've taken in my hometown.  I've decided to expand on that and now share some photos I've taken in the greater Albany area.

Before you read, please note that this is not a comprehensive guide to everything there is to see in New York's Capital Region.  Having spent most of my life here, however, I have a pretty good idea of what I think are some of the best photo spots.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Summer in Saratoga: My Favorite Photos



Summer is when they say the population of my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY, doubles.  It's just a hot destination with lots to do - and lots to photograph!  In this post, I'll share some of my favorite photos of Saratoga goings-on in the summer.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Introducing: Designs by Samantha Decker



Today I'd like to announce my latest endeavor:  an online storefront filled with products featuring my photos.  I've been working on a few designs featuring photos from my travels, and I'm ready to share my store with you.  Products currently include, prints, posters, t-shirts, notebooks, greeting cards, coasters, bags, stickers, laptop sleeves and more.  Below, have a look at the first batch of designs that you can find on the various products.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

There's No Place Like Home (To Take Photos)



While photographers often venture out in search of new places to take photos, sometimes inspiration awaits you at home.  Here are some photos I've taken at home (and I use the term "at home" a little bit loosely - it could be my home, my dorm room when I was in college, or a friend or family member's home).

Friday, May 20, 2016

New Southern California Landmarks and Filming Locations Map



After completing my Saratoga Photography Map, I decided to make another map with all the Southern California landmarks and filming locations I've visited.  This map is by no means comprehensive (how could it be?), but it's certainly worth a look if you like seeing where movies and tv shows are filmed, or if you're planning to visit SoCal and would like to see some of these places yourself.  Here's a little preview of what you'll find in the map:

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Brace Yourself-ie: Conventional & Unconventional Self-Portraits



Selfies, while they've existed pretty much since the dawn of photography (see the world's first selfie here), have in the twenty-first century become a hallmark of our culture, for better or worse.  As a photographer, I have always enjoyed finding ways to take selfies that have some sort of artistic merit. My definition of selfie is a photo in which the photographer appears.  A few of these photos really challenge the idea of a selfie, but I do appear in all of them.

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