Category: Photography

Reviewing Life Through the Camera Roll

I hope you take lots of pictures. The payoff is sort of like compound interest – it grows with time, and it comes years later. Taking pictures gets a bad rap these days, and it’s probably earned. People are obsessed with getting their Instagram shots. I take photos which are mostly just for me (yeah, […]

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Working with the Sun

Photography for me has been a lesson in working with nature’s constraints. Want to take a photo of someone standing on that hillside? It doesn’t matter if you have a great subject, a great angle, and a great camera – if the hill is in shadow, it will be a bad picture. Before I really […]

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Take a Photo for a Stranger

There are many ways to feel happier, become more generous, and get more connected with your neighbors. And most of them are pretty simple. One of the habits I’ve picked up that enriches my life when I’m out and about is offering to take photos for strangers. I went out running and hiking today at […]

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The Power of Giving a Good Photo Portrait

There are few simpler or better gifts you can give than a good photo portrait of someone. Have you ever taken a good camera lens and tried? That’s what I did throughout the weekend at Georgia Tech hackathon HackGT. I doubt many of the college-aged participants expected to have a photo shoot as they hacked away […]

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Spring on Kennesaw Mountain – Photography and Haiku

Kennesaw Mountain is one of Georgia’s strange places of past and present. It was the site of 4,000 casualties in the Civil War and now – as a state park – it sees as many tourists in a weekend. As the site of a battle which took place not much more than 150 years ago […]

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My Photos Are Now On Unsplash!

I may be new to photography, but I’ve not been slow in getting my work out to a world in desperate need of non-terrible stock photos. That’s why I’m now a contributor over at Unsplash, everyone’s favorite source for Creative Commons Zero-licensed – do anything you want, no attribution required – photography. The whole concept of […]

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