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21 Oct 2016

Three New SmugMug Websites

Today is OPEN HOUSE featuring three websites I remodeled in the past two weeks using SmugMug.  Each of the photographers featured are very talented.  Their images are simply gorgeous. Unfortunately, their websites were outdated and didn’t show off their beautiful photos. Their new websites are modern and custom, each is a dream home for their images.  Their home pages are inviting and beautiful.  Please look around their websites; take as much time as you like. Pay particular attention to the differences in the menu options.…

13 Oct 2016

Why Do Wolves Howl?

Wolves howl to communicate with one another. They locate members of their pack and often engage in a group howl before setting off to hunt. The howl is a warning to neighboring wolves to stay away.  The chorus of wolves howling is beautiful. In 1996, the third week of October – Wolf Awareness Week – became a national event.  It’s goal is to dispel misconceptions about wolves and create awareness about the important role wolves play in our ecosystem.  We’re reminded…

07 Oct 2016

I will Build Your Beautiful Photography Website

I can help you create your SmugMug photography website that you will be proud to share.  It takes just one day of your time in person, or if virtual, several short meetings for me to build and have your website completed.  For my fixed fee, I will build your website, and provide training and phone support in using SmugMug. By purchasing a SmugMug subscription through my affiliation you’ll get a discount on your first year and will be supporting my small business. What’s Included in my SmugMug Website…

29 Sep 2016

SmugMug is an Excellent Photo Website Solution

I would love to help you set up a SmugMug website of your very own.  I’ve been using SmugMug for 10 years and I can say with 110% confidence that SmugMug is an excellent photo-sharing website.  Why I do like SmugMug?  The answer is easy.  That is the reason!  SmugMug is easy!   Contact me to talk about your website and how I can help you.  By following the link I provide, you can save 15 – 31% on your subscription, and at the same…

28 Sep 2016

Invitation to Shop with My Affiliates

You are invited to shop with the affiliates shown down along the right side of this page and at the bottom of this page.  By using the links on my page, you can save money and will be supporting my small business. Buy gift certificates of any denomination.  Rent camera and lens equipment. Set up a custom website. Purchase camera gear, camera bags, accessories, safari gear, cold weather clothing and other travel items.  Purchase Creative Cloud Lightroom and Photoshop, along…

22 Sep 2016

My Horn Belongs on My Head

It is World Rhino Day – a day to celebrate the different species of rhino and raise awareness of the threats they face, from poaching to habitat loss. At the beginning of the 20th century, there were half a million rhinos across Africa and Asia but now there are around 29,000, although population numbers are slowly increasing again. Here are ten things you need to know about rhinos and the current poaching crisis.  Posted by IBTimes 9/22/16. The name rhinoceros…

14 Sep 2016
What to do with your photos

What To Do Next With Your Beautiful Photos

How are you sharing your photos? Images of your travels, photo trips, as well as fun moments with friends and family. Studies show the main reason we take photos is to share our special moments with others.  How are you sharing your stories, passing on your experiences, expressing your interpretation of life, enabling your legacy to live on with your photos? I encourage you to do more with your photos, like setting up a new or enhanced website or creating and publishing photo books. You have incredible…

05 Aug 2016

Join Me on My Exciting New Journey!

After a 35 year career in corporate America, I’m now taking a much more passionate career path – wildlife photography! I’d always taken photos, but it was in Grand Teton NP in 2009 where I had my aha moment that wildlife photography was my calling and true passion. Since then, I have built a part-time business getting my photos licensed and published, conducting field workshops in the United States, leading photo safaris in Africa, publishing my first how-to wildlife photography…

10 May 2016

Where not to crop

We don’t always have the opportunity to include the entire body of the subject in the photo. It’s perfectly acceptable to crop the photo. Simply avoid cropping the subject at a joint, as illustrated in the photos below.

10 Dec 2015

Taking Photos in Snowy Conditions

Getting a good exposure in snowy conditions can be a little tricky. Does the snow look gray in your photos? This tip explains why this happens and what to do about it. Camera meters are designed to give exposure readings perceptually in the middle between white and black, a middle- tone value. When your scene is mostly snow, the camera meter gives a reading that brings the tonality back to neutral gray, which causes the image to be underexposed. In…