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2 years ago 4
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Let’s start with a “key” question:


Is it to share your experiences and vision with others, in other words for Fun & Joy.




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We see things, we experience things, and want to share them and show off our vision of the world, as far as I’m concerned, this is the best reasonto make imags, bu then your milage may vary!


Or you may make photographs of family and friends, becasue you love them and want to capture the qualities you love most!?


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Yes, there is no better thing to do with a camera than to capture the people and memories in our lives!



Then you make images to sell to a client!


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These two images were sold to the Coca Cola Museum in Atlanta, the top image is a brick wall at the pharmacy where the Coca Cola formula was developed in Cartersville, GA.  Second just an old antique Coca Cola opener!


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Shot for Jack Graham Photo Website.


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Shot for Kanssas State Tropper Magazine.


Then you may shoot to enter competitions!  Haven’t done that for many years, not interested, but if it tricks your trigger, go for it!


Finally you may shoot just to study the technical aspects of the images, you’re a PIXEL PEEPER!  Not judging, once again, if it’s your thing, go for it!  It’s fun to take a 36 mega pixel image out to 400% and be amazed.  Doesn’t have a great deal to do with everyday photography,  but admittedly it is cool!  ….and yes I’ ve delved into it in the past!


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So you look an image based on why you shot it.  If it is for yourself, the Fun and Joy catagory, it simply has to make you you happy!  Obviously, you ned to judge exposure, sharpness, and the composition, but once again if youer happy, end of story!


If you are selling an image, then they need to meet the buyers needs, then a check arrives!


Family and friends, that easy, capture all those moments that means something to you!!!


Most imporant get out there and shoot something you love to do!




the pilgrim








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2 years ago 0
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In 2018 I’m going to be doing my workshops exclusively with Jack Graham!  You can see the entire season line up at  This coming year we will be adding three new locations!


March 17-25, 2018  The Historic Mother road – Route 66    On this exclusive tour we will stay in three historic route 66 motels and hotels with great period decor and the real feel of traveling the Mother Road during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s!   The toru starts in Oklahomea Ciity, OK and ends in Henderson, Nevada!  In addition to the greatest photo ops on the Route, we will also photograph at Nelson Ghost Town and the Las Vegas Neon Museum!




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September 25-30, 2018  Badlands National Park & Scenic South Dakota  Fall in the South Dakota Plains is spectacular, we will shoot in the Badlands, Custer State Park, and Spear Fish Canyon!  This is one of the most interesting scenic loication in America!


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October 10-14, 2018 Fall Color in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan.  One of the most legendary regions in the lower 48 states for fall color is the UP!  Our dear friend Richard Browne is life long residetn fo this region and will have thoroughly scout our shooting locations, it looks like an epic trip!!!


One of these might be a great gift for the loved photogrpaher in your life, or yourself!




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2 years ago 2
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Winter shooting idea, check out these glove link below!!!!


They are usually $49.95 but Outdoor Photo Gear has a Cyber Monday deal of $29.95!  I love mine!




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2 years ago 16
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I’ve had a few emails asking, in a very kind way, what has happened to me? One said “I used to enjoy reading a different blog entry every day and now it is a long time between posts.”  That is true and while I don’t feel I need to explain, I want to.  First, when Wes was diagnosed with cancer early this year, it changed all of our lives.  Most of 2017, when not traveling, to keep my word, I’ve been involved with helping Wes and his family. Over this year I’ve come to be much more invested in my family, something that should have happened long ago.  I’ve not been an absentee father and husband, but I’ve been gone way too much and been too obsessed with photography.


I’ve re-ordered my life.  My first goal is to serve my Lord and share His love.  My second goal is to be the father, husband and family man I always should have been!  I still love and enjoy my craft, but my devotions have been shifted to goals one and two!


I still have a passion to teach and shoot and be a photographer, it’s just finally in it’s rightful place.


If any decisions I’ve made have affected any of you in a negative way, please understand that my finest responsibility is to goals one and two.  I’m not really retired, still at work for Him, but I will try to keep up here, but not at expense of one or two!





the pilgrim