Next workshop:
  1. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
    March 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  2. Butterfly Wonderland Photo Workshop
    March 9, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Lions Tigers & Bears
    March 16, 2018 @ 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
  4. Create a SmugMug Website (The Basics)
    March 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  5. Out of Africa Wildlife Park
    April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - April 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
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10 Dec 2016

Surprise Your Friends with an Amazing New Photo Website

Now is the time to unlock your photos and showcase them for your friends and family!  With SmugMug, a superior photo platform tool, and my expert help, you will have a beautiful website that you can be proud to share in as little as ONE DAY! You’re invited to visit two new photo websites I recently built using SmugMug.  Each website is contemporary, and has its own uniqueness and individual flare.  And just as important, the websites are all built using…

01 Dec 2016

Ron Hayes asks What’s On Your Mind?

Just over eight years ago I was fortunate to make the acquaintance of a photographer by the name of John Timmis. John is not one of the “big names” but he likely should be. He is a regular contributor to Outdoor Life and Field and Stream magazines, his images adorning multiple covers. He is also a videographer; much of his work has been featured on PBS Natural World documentaries. John is a New Yorker, he is extremely verbose and there…

31 Oct 2016

Jackie Klieger’s Story

In the fall of 2012 I spent a life changing day at Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, Arizona. At Tiger Splash, I was amazed and intrigued to see 12 photographers standing behind the first fence with their long lenses sticking through holes in the fence. I immediately exclaimed, “I want to do that!” I learned that these people were part of the very first wildlife photography workshop at Out of Africa Park taught by Kathleen Reeder. Before…

28 Oct 2016

Learn How to Sell Your Photos

If you want to sell your photos, then I recommend the following two books.  They’re well worth the price. 1.  Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos, 6th Edition, Rohn Engh & Mikael Karlsson 2.  Photographer’s Market 2017, 40th Annual Edition, F+W Media My Review of the Books 1.  Sell & Re-Sell Your Photos, 6th Edition, Rohn Engh & Mikael Karlsson This book provides a useful approach to determining which of your photos are marketable.  The key is not whether an image is an…

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…