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A Photo Walk in Sand Lake, Michigan

Early springtime in Michigan is a strange season, when everything takes on the color of a brownish gray hue. It’s torture for the vivid color seeker. Photographically though, drab colors allow other colors to pop. Also, there’s an authenticity to drab colors, even if vivid colors are absent. Many photographers try to capture the best …

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A Foggy Afternoon in Leland, Michigan

Fog is some of, maybe the, best light. They—or at least, someone—say that bad weather makes good photos. This is true. But, foggy weather makes the best photos. It’s subdued and moody. Colors pop and objects in the distance disappear in fog’s cloak of precipitation. Combine fog’s ability to enhance any photographic situation, with my …

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Camera Review: Why the Canon 1D Mark II Still Rocks

There’s an unforgettable scene in the movie Jurassic Park, when Dr. Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern), among others, first see a jaw-dropping vista of dinosaurs roaming along as they would’ve millions of years ago. Watch this scene if you haven’t viewed it, because that’s about how it felt to unearth my Canon …

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Some Tips On How To Be The Best Photographer You Can Be

The number of images taken each day is in the billions. BILLIONS. Today, I was in a town with a population of 377. By simply observing, I watched as passersby—from kids getting out of school to folks in their golden years—as they took out their phones and captured images. While I watched what was going …

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An Abandoned Motel: Sands Motel

Why are abandoned buildings so interesting? It’s because they have stories to tell. They’ve lived lives and been around. But, sometimes they can’t tell the complete story. It’s up to the imaginative viewer to decipher the clues. At one time—before the motel rooms were void of people and the wood was rotted—abandoned structures, like the …

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How to Spend an Amazing Day in Denver AND Make Fun Images

My goodness, Denver is incredible. We fly to, and from, there every November to spend Thanksgiving in Estes Park. Not being ones to miss out on the enjoyment of any destination, we’ve been making it a priority to spend some time in Denver before embarking on our journey through the visually stunning Rocky Mountain pass …

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