Saturday, July 4, 2020

Hometown Pride: 4th of July Saratoga Style



This is the latest post in my Hometown Pride series, where I share photos I have taken in and around my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY.  With lots of 4th of July festivities being cancelled this year, I thought I'd share my favorite photos I've taken in Saratoga over the years on this patriotic day.   Keep reading to see what I've scrounged up from the archives!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

O Canada! My Favorite Photos of the Country Known as "The Great White North"



In honor of Canada Day, today I am sharing some of my favorite photos taken in the country known as "The Great White North."  My travels to Canada have so far brought me to the provinces of Qu├ębec, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Alberta, and British Columbia.  The varying cultures and landscapes of Canada make it a fascinating country to photograph.  It was hard to whittle it down, but in this post, I have gathered my 25 favorite photos of the country.  I hope you enjoy them!

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Creating from Home Part III: Magical Memories



This is the third in a series of posts where I'll share photos "from the archives" that I've recently rediscovered. Since I've been spending a lot of time at home lately, as most of you have too I imagine, I have been going through old photos to see what ones I may have overlooked in the past. I know a lot of other photographers I follow on social media are doing the same thing. I actually do this periodically when I don't have a lot of new photos to share, but this time I dug up so many that I decided to make a series of blog posts dedicated to them. In this post I'll share some of my favorite photos taken at Walt Disney World and Disneyland that I dug up. These are photos that I either never shared on social media or that have seen a significant re-edit since I last posted them. You can read my previous installments, where I shared some old travel photos, here, and where I shared some old photos from my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY, here.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Print Sale to Benefit the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund



I have recently redesigned my portfolio website and I am excited to share it with you!  In addition, from now through June 27, I will be donating profits from print sales to the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund.  The only exceptions are Nipper Knolls and Old Friends at Cabin Creek, from which profits are donated to those respective organizations.

As per their website, the NAACP Legal and Educational Defense Fund "is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans."

Here are some of the newly added photos of which you can order prints:

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Remembering D-Day: Images of Normandy



As I publish this post, D-Day, the anniversary of the Allied Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, has already ended in France.  That being said, I don't think there's ever a wrong time to reflect on history and pay tribute to fallen heroes.  I had the opportunity to visit Normandy in 2004, the year of of the 60th anniversary, and then again in 2009, where I got a historical tour of the area from a retired major general in the British Army.  In this post I will share some of the photos I have taken of the D-Day Beaches, the American Cemetery, and other important historical landmarks.

A Few Thoughts on Current Events



This is a little blog where I share my photography and every once in awhile offer tutorials, but occasionally an event happens that shakes the world so deeply that it demands to be addressed, even on platforms, large and small (like this one), that don't normally deal with current events.  As you all know, on May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an African American man, senselessly died at the hands of police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Following the news of his death, many people across the United States and around the word, of all ages and backgrounds, have demanded that more attention be paid, and more efforts be made, to reform racism, both individual and systemic, against black people in the United States.

For centuries African Americans have faced and continue to face grave injustices.  I know lots of work needs to be done to eradicate it and I stand with all those who are calling for self-reflection, solidarity, and reform in this direction.  I am committed to joining in these efforts.  I can't simply publish this post and go back to life as usual, never doing another thing again to help put a stop to this problem, and I promise I won't do that.

I have recently been working hard behind the scenes to update my website and portfolio.  In the coming weeks, I will be having a two week period where I will donate 100% of my profits from print sales to a charity or non-profit that works to fight injustices against the black community.  I haven't made a final decision yet on which one, but once I have, I will share the details on this blog and provide a link.  The only exception to this will be the sale of prints of horses at local equine non-profits where I volunteer (Nipper Knolls Equine Center and Old Friends at Cabin Creek), for which I've already committed to donating my profits from sales of prints of their horses to those organizations.

While I don't have a very large platform on this blog, I believe even small acts of solidarity can make a big difference when added up together, so this is one of the ways in which I can contribute to the bigger picture.  Thank you for taking the time to read my message, and if you have a platform on which to share your support and solidarity (be it a social media account or a blog), even if it's a small one, I strongly encourage you to use it.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Creating From Home Part II: Hometown Pride



This is the second in a series of posts where I'll share photos "from the archives" that I've recently rediscovered.  Since I've been spending a lot of time at home lately, as most of you have too I imagine, I have been going through old photos to see what ones I may have overlooked in the past.  I know a lot of other photographers I follow on social media are doing the same thing.  I actually do this periodically when I don't have a lot of new photos to share, but this time I dug up so many that I decided to make a series of blog posts dedicated to them.  In this post I'll share some of my favorite photos taken in and around my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY, that I dug up.  These are photos that I either never shared on social media or that have seen a significant re-edit since I last posted them.  You can read my previous installment, where I shared some old travel photos, here.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

My Favorite Portraits of My Mom



So, in honor of Mother's Day, I decided to share some of my favorite portraits I have taken of my mom.  In truth, most of the photos I have of my mom are personal family photos, but every now and then she poses for an "artsy" type shot for me.  So here are some of my favorites.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Creating From Home, Part I: Travel



This is the first in a series of posts where I'll share photos "from the archives" that I've recently rediscovered.  Since I've been spending a lot of time at home lately, as most of you have too I imagine, I have been going through old photos to see what ones I may have overlooked in the past.  I know a lot of other photographers I follow on social media are doing the same thing.  I actually do this periodically when I don't have a lot of new photos to share, but this time I dug up so many that I decided to make a series of blog posts dedicated to them.  In this post I'll share some of my favorite travel photos that I dug up.  These are photos that I either never shared on social media or that have seen a significant re-edit since I last posted them.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

10 Worst Excuses I've Gotten For Stealing My Photo



Essentially any photographer who shares their work online will eventually get their images stolen.  In the past I've written about copyright myths and truths.  Luckily for photographers, the law is on our side, and we can seek out damages for images that were used without our permission.  I use a service called Pixsy to do this.  With their team of attorneys and legal experts, they have successfully obtained hundreds of licensing fees for the unauthorized use of my photos.  Before I share these excuses, I want to clarify that I am talking about commercial and organizational use of my photos.  These are uses by businesses and institutions and not by individuals.  If someone uses my photo on their personal, non-commercial Facebook page and gives me credit, I don't care.  It's not something I charge money for.  I am also more forgiving of individuals not knowing the ins and outs of what's legal to share online than I am of businesses and organizations that have a responsibility to know better.  So, without further ado, here are the 10 worst excuses I've received for unauthorized commercial and organizational use of my photos:

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Hometown Pride: Photos of Saratoga Springs and Area in Spring



Now that spring has sprung, I'm ready for some warmer weather here in upstate New York.  While we're not quite there yet, I thought I'd share some of my favorite photos of spring in and around my hometown of Saratoga Springs.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

My Favorite Panoramas, Part 2



Back in 2015, I published a post containing my top 10 panoramas.  Today I will share 10 more favorite panoramas with you.  The two main reasons I take panoramas are either I don't have a wide enough lens on my camera to capture the entire scene or I want to enhance the shallow depth of field. In each case, I will share some information about how I captured the panorama.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Beachy Keen: My Favorite Beaches



My travels have taken me to some pretty beautiful beaches around the world.  In this post I will share some of my favorites.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Fireworks Over Lake George



I went up to Lake George last night to capture some fireworks, part of the Lake George Winter Carnival.  In this post I will share some of the photos I took.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

North American Lighthouses



Over the years I have photographed a number of lighthouses in the U.S. and Canada.  In this post I will share some of them.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Snowy Saratoga Spa State Park



This is the third post post this winter featuring photos I took in my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY.  Read my previous posts here and here.  In this post I will share some photos I took this past weekend at Saratoga Spa State Park.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

A Winter Wonderland in Saratoga: Take 2



Yesterday I took some photos of the snow in my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY.  I'll share my favorites in this post.  For some winter photos of Saratoga I took earlier this season, read this post.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Movie Magic: Filming Locations I've Photographed



I've been fortunate enough to visit a number of movie and television filming locations over the years in my travels.  In this post I'll share some of my favorites.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Mountains Are Calling: My Favorite Mountain Scenes



In my travels I've photographed some gorgeous mountain ranges.  In this post I'll share some of my favorites.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

School Sweet School: Schools (Old and New) That I've Photographed Over the Years



As a teacher and a photographer, I have an interest in photographing school buildings.  Over the years I have photographed many:  old and new, authentic and reproduction, K-12 and higher education.  What you'll find in this post is a collection of my favorites.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

My Best Photos of 2019



Well, 2019 is in the books, so it's time for my annual Best Of post, where I share my 25 best photos from the year.  You can view my best of 2018201720162015, and 2014.  As always, 2019 presented me with a bevy of photographic opportunities, so it was hard to whittle it down to just 25.  You may recognize some of these photos from my Best of the Decade series.  Without further ado, here they are, in chronological order!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

My Best of the Decade: Travel Outside the U.S.



This is my sixth installment in a series where I'm sharing my best photos of the decade.  Be sure to check out my first installment here, featuring photos I took in and around my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY, my second installment here, featuring my best equine photos of the decade, my third installment here, featuring best photos taken at Disney Parks and Resorts in the last decade, my fourth installment here, featuring photos of the Eastern United States, and my fifth installment here, featuring photos taken in the Western United States.  In this post I will share my best photos from the past decade taken outside the United States.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

My Best of the Decade: Western U.S. Travel



This is my fifth installment in a series where I'm sharing my best photos of the decade.  Be sure to check out my first installment here, featuring photos I took in and around my hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY, my second installment here, featuring my best equine photos of the decade, my third installment here, featuring best photos taken at Disney Parks and Resorts in the last decade, and my fourth installment here, featuring photos of the Eastern United States.  In this post I'll share my best photos of the decade taken in the Western United States.

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