Alternative Street Photography Subjects: Dogs

Digital, Ricoh GR   Italians love their dogs Continuing the Alternative Street Photography collection….It’s remarkable how many dogs walk around town with their owners in Italy, often unleashed, but always well socialized. You can find them in restaurants, bars, stores and cafes. This sharpei was simply hanging out waiting for his owner to open his tobacco shop. Nothing…

Changing “Hop” Into Hope: Staying Present To Grief

Subject: Athena. Location: Blue Ridge, Georgia & West Florida, 2012-2013. Medium: Digital, Nikon D300   Some requests come at difficult times and as a result, seem easy to dismiss. Artist, Bernadette Smith+ of Muse Fusions asked me to do a “blog hop” with her just a couple of weeks ago. This would involve writing a post in which I…

A Friday Canine Reflection

If you saw a biker dude walking a Rottweiler with a spiked leather collar, or a Coco Chanel clone with a perfectly clipped Poodle on a Shantung silk leash, you would have little difficulty seeing how those dogs were a good reflection of their owners. But what about your own dog? What kind of portrait…

Looking Through 180 Degree Shifts

Because once in a while you just need a different perspective… In the arms of caretakers somewhere in a city park in Atlanta, Georgia, there was a dog and there was a boy, meeting ever so briefly at 180 degrees of each other.

Breeding Pawsitive Transformations

Starting the year off with some web marketing fun, I had a blast helping Bob and Susan Ryder of Pawsitive Transformations of Central Illinois get off the ground with their first online presence.  They supplied the logo and some copy and I helped build the web foundation for their mission in “Good Manners” training. What…

Morning Rituals

Morning Rituals – Street Scenes Digital Shot – New York City – 2010

A Newbie’s Quick Fix Using iPhoto

How to improve dark photos in under 5 minutes Today when processing my workflow, I enjoy the versatility and professionalism of photography editing tools such as, Adobe Lightroom. But when I first started taking photography classes and getting to know my DSLR back in 2005, I only had a PC and no software to use….

Innocence

Digital, Nikon D50 Cota, Colombia, 2009   While walking through Cota, a young boy saw me with my camera… “Will you take a picture of my puppy?” he asked, in Spanish of course. “Of course!“, I said – in Spanish, of course. He beamed from ear to ear and gently placed the squirmy, smelly puppy on…

Progress not Perfection – For Life and Photography

I had an experience this weekend in my personal life that really finally made it sink in that in both in my life and in my photography, improvements are not without their ups and downs and that self criticism for what went wrong just keeps one locked in a spin. That self critic can get…