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The Small Town Photographer

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November 4, 2018

 Yesterday I shot a wedding at 11:30 AM, for all intents and purposes, "high noon."  I needed to figure out a way to capture the wedding party without horrible shadows on their faces, yet I wanted to keep the dramatic sky, and beautiful trees that were in the backgroun...

September 14, 2017

This is my daughter, Violet. I love the pose, the look, and all the little details. As soon as I took this, I thought, "This is my daughter's movie poster for her starring role in an action film." Here's how I got the photo.

The Set-Up

I took this photo in my kitchen. Ev...

August 10, 2017

 I’m always looking for new ways to streamline my process for assembling my gear, especially my lighting equipment. I’ve become acutely aware that if I don’t get things together quickly, I could miss a moment at a wedding (or other event), leave my clients waiting, or...

August 2, 2017

For many years I considered myself to be a "natural light" photographer.  In reality, what that meant was that I simply had not spent the necessary time to get the results I desired from my lighting equipment.  A couple of years ago I decided that it was long past time...

July 31, 2017

"For school portraits, I use a blue and white multicolored mulsin backdrop.  It is impossible to iron out all of the wrinkles. Most certainly impossible for me since I honestly don’t know where my iron is and don’t even own an ironing board.  I don’t even bother.  The...

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