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BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY THROUGH INSPIRATION

March 03, 2020 - Inspiration. We all need it. Photography is an art form that demands it. After years of making photos I sometimes strugg...
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HAVE YOU HEARD THE PHRASE GO INTO THE LIGHT

February 06, 2020 - Photography is all about the light. Watch an old movie and pay attention to the lighting they use. Soft, directional, ha...
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ACADIA MAINE

October 31, 2019 - We traveled to Acadia NP last year and again in the spring of 2019 for a total of 6 weeks photographing the park and sur...
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PRINT, PRINT, PRINT

December 15, 2017 - ROCKVILLE BRIDGE MOON SET i have been gone from the blog for too long and would like to thank another blogger Mark Maio...
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BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY TRY TO SEE THINGS DIFFERENTLY

June 07, 2017 - Another version of Abandoned photography. Took a trip to the old Philadelphia Naval Shipyards that closed in the 1990's...
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ABANDONED PLACES OF YOUR PAST

April 22, 2017 - As we journey through life we all go places that sooner or later fall in disrepair or ultimately close and slowly fall a...
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LIGHT PAINTING IN ABANDONED PLACES

April 04, 2017 - What do you do when the room your in (in this case auditorium) is literally a black out and you need a flashlight to see...
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WHY IT MATTERS ABOUT CAMERA SETTINGS AND ABANDONED PHOTOGRAPHY,

March 22, 2017 - I consider myself a seasoned photographer. I know my cameras, use the best gear, shoot many different types of photograp...
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EASTERN STATE PENITENTIARY, GOOD ABANDONED PHOTOGRAPHY OR NOT?

March 11, 2017 - Abandoned photography comes in many forms. There are Photographers that go into empty houses key word is empty and take...
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GIVING LECTURES USING GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY CAN GET YOU NOTICED

February 06, 2017 - So you take a few thousand photos of something spending many days going back to maybe get a new view or a sharper image.
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ABANDONED PHOTOGRAPHY...... STAGING OR NOT

September 16, 2016 - I am a firm believer in making an image and if you stage a shot then OK. Make it your own something unique. I remember m...
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GROUP PHOTOGRAPHY IS MORE THAN A SHUTTER CLICK

September 01, 2016 - Taking people photos is definitely not my thing but sometimes you just have to. When I do it will be family or friends b...
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DEFINING A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

June 23, 2016 - SILO CITY OLD FAN Went Silo City for the third time. Found myself doing some guiding to the other photographers so th...
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TRYING TO GET IT RIGHT, ABANDONED PLACES

May 17, 2016 - I know now that I am going to visit abandoned places at least twice if I can. Silo City, I have been there three times a...
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LIGHT, ABANDONED PHOTOGRAPHY'S BEST FRIEND.

February 19, 2016 - I have watched light many times as it moves in nature. The world rotates moving the natural light across the surface of...
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ABANDONED AND THE PHOTOGRAPHER

February 01, 2016 - I guess I have made the commitment to the Abandoned Photography. Most of the photographers I know and explore with are A...
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SO YOU THINK IT COSTS NOTHING TO TAKE DIGITAL PHOTOS

September 11, 2015 - SCRANTO LACE FACTORY Just about everyone makes the comment taking digital photos doesn't cost anything. They referenc...
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BLOGS AND COMPETITION DO NOT ALWAYS LEAD TO BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY

August 13, 2015 - Everyone reads some form of a blog from time to time. It can be a product review, opinion about something or just someon...
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PHOTOGRPAHY FOR A GOOD CAUSE

July 18, 2015 - SUPER HEROS Polar Plungers City Island Harrisburg Pa. Better Photography can mean many things. A great photogr...
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LEAVE NO TRACKS

July 09, 2015 - SILO CITY OPERATION MANUAL Since this is normally about doing better photography leave no tracks has nothing to d...
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WANT TO SHOW BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY

June 26, 2015 - Everyone is taking pictures by some device or another. Everyone is posting those photos on a media site. Facebook is a b...
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WHY DOES ISO HAVE TO BE SO SCARRY

June 06, 2015 - RICKETS GLEN, PA ISO seems to be something confusing to most photographers. It did me at first. There is no real mean...
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BACK TO SILO CITY HOPING FOR BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY

May 22, 2015 - LAST SILO CITY PHOTOS NO WAY OUT I found out a long time ago you can't rush and then be totally happy with the...
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BETTER PHOTOGRAPHY TRY A PROJECT

May 13, 2015 - Many or most photographers take photos in their daily movements of things around them. Some photographers make time to l...
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SILO CITY AGAIN

April 30, 2015 - Silo City Workshop Once is never enough (Last Blog). I have a Silo City earlier blog on the first trip. OLDER BLOG The...
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YOU KNOW YOU'VE BECOME A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER WHEN

April 17, 2015 - Everyone starts out the same way. Take many photos and delete few. A sure sign of a beginner. So you've been shooting a...
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ONCE IS NEVER ENOUGH

April 06, 2015 - Some will talk about scouting where or what you want to photograph. That is only the beginning. Spending time looking at...
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WINTER PHOTOS

March 26, 2015 - Winter is almost over here in Pa but it's not letting loose very easily. The question is if you are an outdoors shooter...
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A GEM AT THE BOTTOM OF ICY NIAGARA FALLS

March 06, 2015 - NIAGARA FALLS FROZEN 2015 If you want to take better pictures stand in front of better stuff. SO TRUE. To stand in fron...
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FROZEN NIAGARA FALLS

February 27, 2015 - VIEW OF THE AMERICAN FALLS FROZEN. When you think about cold places Buffalo NY comes to mind for its snow and - temps d...
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iS IT MORE OR LESS CREATIVE WITH A GROUP OF PHOTOGRAPHERS

February 03, 2015 - EALY MORNING, FREEZING TEMPATURES AND SOLITUDE When I first started to shoot I was out there everyday by myself with an...
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THE WHEEL CHAIR AT PENNHURST

January 24, 2015 - I just had to do another blog on the wheel chair at Pennhurst. I had never seen a wheel chair of this type. There were n...
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DARKNESS FALLS........ another Pennhurst

January 18, 2015 - PENNHURST While at Pennhurst this wheel chair was tucked in a room that you needed a flashlight to see your feet. Thi...
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I NEEDED A STRIP SOFTBOX SO I MADE ONE (updated)

January 11, 2015 - I just couldn't find one that I had confidence in using my speed lights and the ones available are expensive especially...
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CONTROVERSIAL YES!

January 03, 2015 - PENNHURST ASSYLUM, PHILADELPHIA PA Making an image that brings smiles to someone's face can be hard. Making an image...
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ITS CHRISTMAS HAVE SOME FUN

December 14, 2014 - No they didn't burn the house down but knowing them they would have had fun. I had this concept in mind for a while and...
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TAKE FUN PHOTOS FOR OTHERS TO ENJOY

December 02, 2014 - THOMAS THE TRAIN Everyone wants to have an unique image that no one else has. Looking at another of the posts here I re...
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EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM

November 25, 2014 - It's great to catch the extra Z's in the morning but you are missing the best time of day. SUNRISE! Of course the best t...
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LAST CALL

November 12, 2014 - LAST CALL NIKON D4, 1/250 SS, 400 F2.8, 1.4 EXT, AT 550 MM, ISO 8000 I often think about photography in terms of the...
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CHILDREN CAN IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

November 05, 2014 - Took some time off from the sports again and tried something I was thinking about for some time. I AM NOT A PEOPLE PERSO...
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SILO CITY BUFFALO NY

October 20, 2014 - I am not a work shop guy. Really never been to a work shop that was a work shop. I mostly went on Photo trips to access...
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SILO CITY AND A FEW BUFFALO WINGS

October 16, 2014 - Abandoned places with the things they used still inside is quite a draw for photographers for many reasons. Documenting...
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PHOTOGRAPHY IS NOT ALWAYS A GOOD TIME

October 06, 2014 - BEN FRANKLIN BRIDGE Took a trip to the Eastern State Penn in Philly and have to admit it was a bad idea. Anytime there...
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TAKING PHOTOGRAPHY TO ANOTHER LEVEL

September 29, 2014 - Photographers as well as those who are thinking about taking a leap usually have better equipment in mind. If we had a b...
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PHOTOGRAPHY IS SUPPOSED TO EVOKE EMOTION, GOOD OR BAD

September 22, 2014 - PENNHURST by flashlight. I have read or heard about evoking emotion with photography. I have seen parents get teary eye...
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SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE SIDELINES

September 15, 2014 - I guess you may have thought this may be about standing on the sideline shooting the action. Sure you have to be somewhe...
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KEEP SHOOTING BEFORE AND AFTER THE PLAY

September 08, 2014 - Moments right after what you think action over can be the best photos all night. Showing the Ref you caught the ball or...
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WHAT MAKES A GOOD SPORTS PHOTOGRAPH

September 01, 2014 - THE WIND UP All photographs are subjective. I joke with people about my 3 photographs theory. When you pick a favorite...
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SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY CAN BE DISTRACTING

August 25, 2014 - ALL EYES ON THE PRIZE I have been babbling along about better photography and how I got started. It's been a long roa...
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THE BETTER THE SPORTS THE BETTER THE PHOTOGRAPHY

August 18, 2014 - SETON HILL LAX I had mentioned earlier that the youth sports especially when starting out in their sports foray they ar...
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SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY WILL TEST YOUR PATIENCE

August 11, 2014 - Do you want a photo with the action as the main focus or the the perfect position of the ball? Maybe the person is the o...
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SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY WILL HONE YOUR SKILLS

August 04, 2014 - Not only is sports shooting great practice it hones your skills for target acquisition and focusing. If you understand t...
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SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS

July 28, 2014 - You have to start somewhere and why not start at the beginning. If you have kids or know kids they have to start somewhe...
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GETTING STUCK IN A RUT WILL NEVER GET YOU TO THE 10,000 CLICKS.

July 21, 2014 - Everyone does at some point. That's what I like about photography. I started chasing wildlife and did nothing else forev...
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WHITE CHANGES EVERYTHING

July 15, 2014 - I had a great run at Wildwood but something changed and it was harder to find things. It may have been that I didn't nee...
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REFLECTING ON 10,000 CLICKS

July 10, 2014 - Back from Alaska and looking through pictures. WOW! Not for the great photos but for the 50% that were severely over coo...
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ON TO ALASKA AND MORE LESSONS

July 06, 2014 - Getting to Alaska with all the gear you think you may need is a lesson in its self. I was still using a D200 at the time...
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TRIAL AND ERROR IS PART OF 10,000 CLICKS

July 02, 2014 - Another thing I had to learn about was the effect of light. When I started to use manual settings I lost the auto adjust...
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PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE AND READ THE MANUAL

June 27, 2014 - As most first time photographers the learning curve is steep. To be proficient at anything you need to do something 10,0...
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HOW DID YOU START

June 25, 2014 - Don't know how you got started however, I started in March of 2007 because I wanted to go to Alaska and never had a real...
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