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  • Dandelion Lessons

    Last week Thursday and Friday were beautiful days here, sunny and in the 80s. On Friday I headed down to Lake Calhoun with my camera and watched the tall grass near the water blowing in the soft breeze, the buoys bobbing up and down gently in the water and the little children playing on the…

  • Patrick Farrell Wins the Pulitzer

    Photographer Patrick Farrell has won the Pulitzer Prize for his photographs of Haiti in the aftermath of the hurricanes that ravaged the country last year. If you haven’t seen these photos, you should. While we usually see the destruction of buildings in hurricane photography, Farrell’s work shows the human destruction. The images are very moving…

  • Detroit, A Cautionary Tale

    This past weekend I went back to Michigan to spend some time with my parents. I didn’t go down into Detroit on this trip, but from what I saw from the highway back to the airport, things haven’t changed much. There has been a lot made of the impact of the economic downturn on the…

  • Happy Friday!

    Need some furry cuteness to kick off your weekend? Check out the Furry Friday group on Flickr for some cute and furry fun. Have a great and restful weekend everyone!

  • No Bridezillas Here!

    This past Monday I had my first experience working with models during my wedding photography class at the Minneapolis Photo Center. It was sort-of what I expected, but not completely. I went into the experience a little nervous, but relieved that there would be so many other students there to take the pressure off of…

  • In Front of the Camera

    I’m fairly comfortable with a camera in my hands, my eye to the viewfinder, the shutter under my finger. But put me in front of the camera and I’m quite a bit less comfortable. Put me in front of the camera AND in charge of the outcome of the image and I’m downright terrified. Or…

  • Moo Me Again!

    I’ve received my second set of moo cards this week and they look fantastic! I’m very pleased. If you’re not familiar with these cards, you should be! They’re made by a company called Moo, and run $20 for a set of 100 cards. If you have a Flickr account, you can link your Flickr account…

  • Color Rush

    The bright colors of these sodas were a great pick-me-up on a cloudy day. After a nice warm-up we’re heading into another cold spell here in Minnesota, so I can use all the bright colors I can get. I’m going to make a point of seeking out nice vivid, candy-like shots at least once a…

  • Philip Bloom: 3 Days in April

    Philip Bloom is a UK-based filmmaker that lately has been doing a lot of work with HD video and 35mm film adapters. He has a number of film shorts available online at both his site and on vimeo. I’ve chosen 3 Days in April to show you as I feel it showcases a lot of…