When the fog is over

The Martin Luther King, Jr., holiday is an official day of service and celebrates the civil rights leader’s life and legacy. Signed into law by President Ronald Reagan in 1983, it wasn’t until 2000 that all 50 states observed it as a state holiday. On August 23, 1994, …

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13,363

It’s been a good ride. Today, 31 December 2022, is my final day of Federal employment after serving for almost 37 years. The last few weeks have made one thing very clear to me—it’s incredibly hard to step away from something you’ve been doing every …

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For Better…

30 years ago today, I was honored to have Renee accept my hand in marriage.  Throughout all of the challenges that life presents, she has remained my constant partner, a committed parent and my loving wife. It has been an amazing 30 years. Renee is …

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The Addams Family

Last night, I had the opportunity to photograph the dress rehearsal for the upcoming Sterling Playmakers production of the Addams Family. I have to admit, I was not sure about the show, as I was more of Munster fan during my childhood. Even so, while …

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Fatherhood

No. Your calendar is correct. It’s not Fathers Day. It is, however, my birthday. My lovely wife has filled me with Pakistani food and a glass of cold Aslin lager. What else can anyone ask for on their birthday? She is a saint. I’m going …

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Negative Space

How many times have you heard someone say “the less said, the better”? Well, I can’t think of a better way to describe the use of negative space in photography. Placing negative space around your subject is an excellent way to draw the eye to …

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Rule of Thirds

Another rule of photographic composition is the rule of thirds. This rule is well known by most people that enjoy photography, however it is also one of the rules that has the most impact on your shots. This rule can take you from “taking snapshots” …

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Leading Lines

Let’s regroup and get back to photography for a moment. Leading lines in a photograph are usually intentional and are used as a basic tool of photographic composition. All pictures are made of lines. They convey depth in a scene and provide strength to the …

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Sea Calm

How still,How strangely stillThe water is today.It is not goodFor waterTo be so still that way. – Langston Hughes, circa 1932 I am neither a poet, nor a poetry scholar. I am simply an admirer of the stillness it demands of the reader or listener. …

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