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3 years ago 6

I’ve been enormously blessed, I run the His Light Workshops with one of my best friends, Jim Begley, and I get invited to work with such great, long time friends, as Jack Graham!  I know I don’t deserve such honors, but God has surely smiled on me.  I’m going to do something that you will rarely see done by someone that runs a workshop company of their own, recommend another company and leader!!!  Jack Graham has been  dear friend for a very long time, but that is not why I think you should consider joining him some day for a workshop, it’s because he has integrity!  Jack is a very gifted shooter, and even more gifted teacher, and I don’t know of anyone that does more preparation for a workshop that he does.  He won’t take people somewhere that he does not know incredibly well, and when he gets his students there he takes great care of them.


I have really enjoyed doing this workshop with Jack and I’m happy to say we are doing two more, one in Death Valley in November and another next June in the Columbia Gorge of Oregon.  I’m thrilled to be with him in both.  I love seeing people get really excited about their work, and our image review session tonight was that kind of great experience.  The work was really good and we really enjoyed teaching.


I’m thrilled to be rejoining Jim, Snake, and Dave Black in less than two weeks at Shaker Village too!  It is a real blessing to get to work with such great people!


Check out Jack’s workshops and his wonderful work at:     or click the Jack Graham link to the right!

Be sure to look on the His Light Workshops Blog right here for our schedule as well!


Father, thank you for enriching my life with these great people and wonderful experiences!


A few images from this week!



Thanks Jack, for inviting me along!




the pilgrim


Photo Note:  all images Fuji X-E1 and X100s.

3 years ago 4


In a twenty-five year career of running workshops in the national parks, I’ve never had this problem!  We’ve had snow, pouring rain, high winds, fires, but never kindergarden acting politicians……  Thankfully the Cleveland Metro Parks are wonderful and open for business!  We are heading down to the Amish region today and I hope to have some good stuff to share with you tomorrow.  We have a good group and everyone is excited including the leaders.  Here are a couple of stream shots they will get to make Friday or Saturday.



This is a great area and I know we will have a lot of fun and make some memorable images.  Please pray that I will be an effective teacher and help them in every way I can!




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Photo Note:  Funi X-E1, 18-55.

3 years ago 15


Jack and I spent most of today scouting and getting ready for the attendees who will arrive Wednesday afternoon!  We found a beautiful little church and were enjoying working it when a nice Amish lady walked by on the road, when she got into th distance Jack yelled, you have to see this, he was right,  I sure did!!!!!  What an opportunity!  It was a good morning with lots of opportunities.



And one last one, my good friend Bill Pekala, he and I send these “faces in the scene”  back and forth, here is my latest one for  you buddy!



Well that’s it for today, I will try to post some images each day!!!




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Photo Note:  Fuji X-E1 and 55-200 lens.


3 years ago 2


Sorry about that, was on the road all day today driving up to Akron, our base, for the Northern Ohio Fall Color and Amish workshop with the great Jack Graham!  Wow, what beautiful country and so different!  Above a set of phone booths in Carmel, Ohio, a little different!  We visited a hardware store with the most eclectic stock I’ve ever seen, including the huge assortment of cookie cutters below!  These folks really make the cookies…..



I can already tell this will be a week of great patterns and colors as in the barn door below!!!



Thanks for your prayers and  great support, I will post as we shoot through out the week, thanks for joining me and God bless!




the pilgrim


Photo Note:  Fuji X-E1 and X100s.