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  • The Joy of Printing

    This past weekend I took a class on fine art printing at the Minneapolis Photo Center. The class was two afternoons, Saturday and Sunday, and covered everything from adjustments in Photoshop to make your photos look better in print to different types of paper and how they affect the look of the printed image. I…

  • Splityarn Camera Straps

    Hate your camera strap? Feel like it’s boring, or has too much camera brand advertising on it? Just want something a little different? A new Splityarn strap might be just the thing for you. I purchased my Splityarn SLR camera strap as a replacement strap for my 35mm film camera as I wasn’t crazy about…

  • Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

    I hate to admit it, but my photography has leveled off. I have a decent grasp of the use of depth of field, how to make artistic use of long shutter speeds and how to get an accurate exposure. But I know I still have a lot to learn if I want to reach my…

  • Finding Beauty in the Sparseness

    While I’ve seen many winters before, this year, as I’m taking pictures and spending more time really looking at winter, I’m struck by the sparseness. Everywhere the branches are bare, the lakes are frozen expanses of empty white snow, the walking and biking paths devoid of people. The is a lot of beauty in the…

  • Tapping into the Curious Soul

    There are days when I just don’t feel creative. I feel like everything I shoot is the same, and I’ll never come up with a shot that’s fresh and new. But I’ve made a commitment, so I have to shoot something. Tuesday was one of those days. I let the day go by without taking…

  • Help! Lighting Newbie!

    Last night I had my first class learning studio lighting for product photography, and I found I really have a lot to learn. Studio lighting is brand new to me – I only learned what Alien Bees are a few weeks ago, and currently know very little about different lighting types and how to use…

  • New 365 Project Page

    I’ve added a new page to the site for my 365 photography project so that you can follow along a little bit easier.  The page can be found on the page bar above the header image.  The photo thumbnails are arranged in a calendar format to make it a bit easier to see when each…

  • Top 5: Blogs about Photography

    In no particular order, these are my top 5 favorite blogs about photography. You’ll notice that the major review sites are missing. This is because once you have gear, there’s no point in reading those sites. It’s time to get out and shoot. The below sites focus on improving your skill and finding inspiration, something…

  • On the Fly

    I took this photo last night from the skyway between the Target Corporate Headquarters and the building that houses the Target store in downtown Minneapolis. I was on my way to meet Jim for happy hour at Brit’s pub and caught this view out the window. I had my camera with me, like I do…