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Old dog, new tricks?

May 30, 2017 - 1956. That was the year my wife and I were born. I am on my 61st trip around the sun and thankful for every single one o...
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Led lights, the wave of the future?

February 07, 2017 - One of the things to look out for is the "light source itself." Here the many LED bulbs are visible, it may work for you...
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Mansfield State Reformatory filming location of "Shawshank Redemption"

June 16, 2016 - This image looks more "Art Deco" than a former State Penitentiary I will admit it, I am an Ohio boy and proud of it. Wh...
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One of my favorite assignments in Nashville

May 01, 2016 - We moved here 6 years ago. How we arrived here is a long story, maybe I'll elaborate on that sometime. It was our first...
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Still amazed by the X Pro 2!

March 26, 2016 - Acros setting is unbelievable for portrait sessions! I was helping my friend Keith Miles on a personal project this wee...
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Fuji X Pro 2 test shots

March 10, 2016 - WOW! The new Fuji X Pro 2 is incredible! To tell you the truth, I didn't want to like this camera. I am very happy with...
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Problem solving: Taller woman for couple portrait

October 08, 2015 - Cathy is maybe 6" taller than her husband Joe. While they were both here for individual updated publicity photo's I offe...
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Lighting basics

February 04, 2015 - I have a customer that drove 4 hours to get help with lighting. Although he hadn't planned on being photographed today,...
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The difference subtle post processing makes

July 16, 2014 - If you know me at all, you know how much I hate post processing! One of the reasons I transitioned to Fuji cameras is be...
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Nashville Health Care Council

June 09, 2014 - The beautiful, Noah Liff Opera Center was the venue for this meeting of Health Care Professionals Friday evening. Typic...
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Pocket Wizard is like a Timex. "It takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin!"

May 21, 2014 - Warning: Do not try this at your studio! While teaching a lighting class I made several brand new discoveries. 1. You...
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Lighting Class at Westlight Studios

May 14, 2014 - Westlight Studios in Franklin is quite possibly the best rental studio in Nashville. There is so much more to a rental s...
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Lighting Instruction

February 15, 2014 - One feature that the new Fuji X-E2 has is built in wifi. This is a pretty cool deal, you can quickly send a few or all t...
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More location portrait lighting

January 25, 2014 - Next, my friend and our Pastor, Poly Rouse. Poly is a great guy that is a lot of fun to hang with. We ride bikes togethe...
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Lighting Location Portraits

January 23, 2014 - BYOL - Bring Your Own Light My wife and I just completed new staff shots for our church, Hermitage Hills Baptist. I'v...
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I'm a "Natural Light Photographer"...NOT!

December 31, 2013 - There are two sayings we hear at the store multiple times every single day. Nearly every phone call starts with, "Hey Ni...
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More like family than friends

November 11, 2013 - I think the word milestone could be over used. So at the risk of being guilty, we just hit one of those in our lives. I...
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Holy Happy Halloween Batman!

October 31, 2013 - For me, memories of dressing up for Halloween will always be fun characters like Batman, Robin, Superman or some other c...
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Fun with food photography

October 17, 2013 - I had the great pleasure of working with an up and coming entrepreneur in the food industry. Virginia is an accomplished...
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No substitute for a professional head shot

September 22, 2013 - Someone said, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” That is true, but yet many people don’t...
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Lighting Class at Westlight Studios

September 04, 2013 - Saturday was a great day of learning at Westlight Studios! Eight photographers and three assistants gathered for a full...
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“His Light Workshop” Nashville

August 01, 2013 - Last week was a lot of fun. It’s hard to say that when several days started at 6:00 am and ended after 10:00, but they w...
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Location portrait challenges

July 20, 2013 - I rarely have the luxury of working in a spacious studio. When I teach classes I have all the room and toys a photograph...
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Duck Dynasty at Lipscomb University

May 17, 2013 - It just occurred to me that I never blogged these images. I got them out on facebook, but not here. One of the keys t...
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College Class with Fuji X Pro and Elinchrom

March 07, 2013 - Wednesday I went to Nossi at their invitation to expose them to Mirrorless cameras. This is Natalie Nicole, an actress a...
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CamRanger, Westcott and Elinchrom at the PPO Show, Dublin, Ohio

February 26, 2013 - Like Little Dorothy said, “there’s no place like home.” Ohio has been home most of my life, until nearly 3 years ago whe...
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Fuji X Pro 1 vs Nikon D700 Initial Test

November 26, 2012 - I’ve been wanting to do a head to head comparison of these cameras for several weeks. I was hired to do some portraits o...
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Halloween Party Photography

October 28, 2012 - This is what it takes to work outside on a super windy, not many clouds in the sky day. Our great friends Mike and Lauri...
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Belmont University Lighting Class with Fuji X-Pro 1

September 15, 2012 - I have to admit that I’ve been a Fuji fan for many, many years. I loved their film and all their cameras and lenses. Rec...
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All “Pictures” are not “Portraits”

August 02, 2012 - I make a living selling camera equipment to all kinds of “photographers” at most every skill level. I realize we all sta...
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One (great) light and a reflector. Elinchrom Octabank!

July 11, 2012 - Elinchrom Octabank, the one and only! What can you do with one light and a reflector? How about this? There is no mag...
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Smiling – Fuji X10 and studio strobes?

July 04, 2012 - Vinny, AKA “Mr. Smiley Pants” doing what he does best…smiling. He looks like this most of the time he’s awake, so he’s a...
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Lighting and Posing Class at Dury’s Classroom

May 31, 2012 - We just finished up another great class at Dury’s! We tried a totally new class idea, posing AND lighting with a 20 stud...
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Kevin Ames – Sigma Pro and new friend

August 11, 2011 - I spent this past weekend with a great photographer, an author and educator, Kevin Ames. If you are a photographer, you...
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Playing At High Noon

April 14, 2010 - I was able to work with some talented photographers on Monday. Ty and Shannon Fischer from Springfield, Ohio. They are r...
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Easter Portraits

April 10, 2010 - A month or so ago we hired Jess to be our model for Friday Photo School. She was so much fun to work with and she did an...
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