He saw. She saw. Graffiti Art in LA #2.

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A couple weeks ago, Mary and I had a great experience touring the LA Arts District seeing and photographing street art.  Here is our blog post about how to visit the LA Arts District and make some of these photos yourself.  In this post, we’ll take a look at how Mary and I see the same subject differently. Continue reading

Creativity unleashed, texturizing images

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If you have been following this blog for awhile, you’ll know that I am a big fan of adding texture to my images.  Its a time-consuming, and at times frustrating, process as I work through hundreds of textures, different blending options, changes in opacity to try to come up with just the right formula to give me the “feel” of the place. Continue reading

Photographing South Kauai, HI

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The Kalalau Valley from the Pu’u O Kila Lookout

Mary and I have been to Kauai a few times, but have always spent most of our time on the North Shore.  On our last trip there, we spent a week in the South seeing many of the local sights and enjoying some down time.  Here are some of our favorite photography locations on the South shore. Continue reading

At what point does manipulating a photo cross the line making it photo art?

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One of the great things about sharing a passion with a spouse is you can spend an inordinate amount of time debating things that really don’t matter.  Peter and I will often find ourselves debating on whether an image has been cooked “Cajun style”.  Meaning, it is so over processed it can no longer be considered a representation of what was captured.  I, for one, wear the title of Cajun Chef with pride, and do not hesitate in viewing my images as source material to fuel my creative energy. Continue reading

What is the best camera?

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I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this question, and the response is usually, “the one you are carrying”.  I learned this lesson last week while I was working in Cambridge.  I was walking 6-8 miles a day to get between locations, dutifully carrying my Fuji XT1, in addition to my work stuff, just in case there was a great photo opportunity.  And then, at the end of a very long day, I decided to leave it in my room for my last 3 mile loop. Continue reading