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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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Macro fun, It’s own “little world”

August 08, 2013 - Jade taking a look at the cool “bug” This little guy jumped up on my shoulder while I was sitting in the lawn chair....
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Into the future

July 15, 2013 - Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle I am so excited about the upcoming His Light Workshop that is here in Nashville...
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L’ Angelus It’s a family affair

July 05, 2013 - There is nothing like sibling vocal harmony! Every generation has enjoyed groups that achieved popularity because they w...
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Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8 Like a Leica? 2500 ISO!

June 20, 2013 - Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8 “Super Prime” I was so excited when Tom Tingle dropped of a few of the brand spankin’ new Zeiss...
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Pictures within a picture (your mileage may vary)

June 19, 2013 - Timing is everything, well almost everything. Composition is a pretty big part of what we do as photographers too. I tho...
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Fuji X100S or the camera you have with you

May 26, 2013 - The entrance to Del Webb in Mt. Juliet, TN This past week I was able to borrow the new Fuji 100s camera from our Fuji...
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Welcome Gianna Rose!

May 04, 2013 - We were all here to welcome Gianna home from the hospital today! The kids were especially glad to meet their new sister...
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A Beautiful Mistake (my exposure *faux pas)

April 11, 2013 - I’ve shown this before, but I was reviewing some images and realized I made a very amateur mistake on this photo. Before...
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An overdue “Thank You” to His Light Workshop

March 28, 2013 - Above photo by Bill Fortney As many of you know, I’ve been taking photos for more years than I like to claim. I photogr...
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More HDR Images from His Light Workshop

March 12, 2013 - My first car was a hand me down Plymouth Valiant station wagon, a real “chick magnet!” You CAN teach an old dog new...
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His Light Workshop at Old Car City, USA

March 08, 2013 - I can’t remember the last time I’ve had this much fun! What an incredibly fulfilling day, and I owe it all to my dear fr...
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Last Weeks “office” – Sewanee Archives Building

February 25, 2013 - This was my office last Tuesday, and it was a beautiful place to work. Wood floors, spot lighting, high ceiling and lots...
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What’s the best camera to own?

February 11, 2013 - People ask me this all the time? We all know that it’s the one you have with you. We are seeing better pictures from mor...
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Groundhog Day at Marathon Village, Nashville

February 02, 2013 - The window light was incredible for this portrait of Aaron We were pleasantly surprised by a visit from our son! Out...
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Bokeh – Photography Buzz Word?

January 15, 2013 - You can’t read many photography related blogs or forums without that word appearing somewhere on the opening pages. In m...
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Everything in one place: Think Tank Security V2.0

December 31, 2012 - I’ve owned one of these Think Tank bags for over two years. But before I changed camera systems, it was referred to as,...
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Snowing in Nashville!

December 26, 2012 - It doesn’t happen that often in Nashville, thankfully. But for the sake of our visiting family from California, I was gl...
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First job with my Fuji X Pro 1 and 18-55 zoom

December 18, 2012 - Our traditional “self timer pose” that will be our Christmas card portrait Some of the concerns I’ve read about are f...
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Fuji X-E1 with 18-55 zoom

December 15, 2012 - We had a beautiful day Wednesday, so I went out to test the new lens at close focusing. After all, we want to see what s...
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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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Chihuly Glass at Cheekwood

October 17, 2012 - I was looking for an image on my hard drive and came upon this one. I had forgotten I took it last year, but it caught m...
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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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Lindsay Adler Workshop at Dury’s

July 23, 2012 - If it looks like Lindsay and her crew are having a great time, it’s because they were! Her assistants Tiffany and Jeff w...
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Low Light Concert with Fuji X Pro 1

July 18, 2012 - I have to start this off with a bit of a disclaimer. Third and Lindsley is a great concert venue to see some very talent...
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Miss Jade and the Daylilies

June 18, 2012 - It was Father’s Day and I had just settled into my recliner for a little rest. My phone rings and Marlene asks me to gra...
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Underclass Lighting Workshop at CPQ

June 14, 2012 - The challenge was to take a room full of photographers and show them the importance of solid basics when shooting in a s...
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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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Teeara and Xavier Young

May 21, 2012 - Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Young I met Xavier at work a few months ago. He is a big guy, super polite but maybe a little int...
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The Oak Ridge Boys at Del Webb

May 21, 2012 - My Tamron 14mm fisheye lens was perfect for this image and the next one. This was a super fun evening. Marlene and I ar...
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The “Geezer Gatta” at Lake Providence, our new home!

February 09, 2012 - It’s called “Lake Providence” and it is really very pretty. It’s also a place we now call home and are enjoying more wit...
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No Light of It’s Own

September 11, 2011 - Last weekend was awesome! All of our children were home and we had such an enjoyable time. One of the things we try to d...
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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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“Normal” lens selection

July 07, 2011 - There are so many lens options when you buy a new camera. It can be a bit overwhelming at first look. But, if you take s...
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Mateo’s Baby and Family Portraits

May 02, 2011 - We had so much fun yesterday taking Mateo’s pictures! It was an entire family affair: he was both adorable and cooperati...
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