Off the Grid in a Soulful Place

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“That area is unsafe, the roads are terrible, the people are dangerous, and you should not go.” When I hear these comments, it draws my interest to a place, one that was most likely sparked by an image I viewed that made my heart pound with curiosity and possibility. These were the comments I heard… Read more »

Artistic vision beyond the obvious

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FAR too often we get too caught up in the excitement of our subject to take a step back, take a deep breath, and allow our own artistic vision to flow. We arrive at an exciting destination and switch from artistic vision to, “getting the shot”. We travel half way around the world dreaming of… Read more »

Living with Lions

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A gentle wind blows across the plains as prides of lions lie in the shade of the acacias, waiting patiently in anticipation. At any moment now, a dust cloud will gather over the horizon, as thousands of wildebeest thunder through the tall grasses of the Maasai Mara; marking the arrival of the Great Migration. During… Read more »

Experience the Extraordinary

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“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt   It is the adventures and experiences that create the excitement that feeds one’s soul. When life starts to feel mundane, it is time to take… Read more »

Africa; Moving to Kenya, Living the Dream

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Relocating to Nairobi, Kenya I suppose this post is a tad over due, or perhaps a long time in coming; it took more than a decade. If you follow my post through my social media sites, than this news will not be a surprise. In less than three weeks, I will be boarding a flight… Read more »

Keep it Simple

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Gear, gear, and more gear, does not create compelling images. Your passion for what you are photographing is what will create those “WOW” images; the ones that pop off a page from a stream of thousands. With access to so much content these days, it is easy to view hundreds of photographers work. You discover a… Read more »

Save the Dates

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There are several exciting photography events, throughout the Los Angles and Orange county area’s in Southern California, happening in the next few months.   Many of these events are free or at a very low cost.  This is a great way to connect with like minded passionate photographers and get inspired. I  am excited to… Read more »

Inspired by the experience; my first multi-media piece

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  Four plus years ago I walked into my first lecture about shooting video with a DSL camera. I listen to the words that all photographers are going to need to shoot video and the wall of resistance instantly went up. UGH!! I had not even grasped the DSL Camera and shooting stills yet; I… Read more »

Namibia, the unexpected!

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Namibia had been on my mind for several years. I had been there once, but only for a few days. I will save that story for another time. Most photographers have seen numerous images of  Sossusvlei with the red sand dunes, the ghost town in Kilmanskop, the Quiver trees, and the sand dunes along the… Read more »

Interview with Suzi Eszterhas

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  I first learned of Suzi while at a horse photography workshop about six years ago. Since I am always speaking about my love for Africa, her name came up. I was told she was living in a tent in the Masai Mara and I should try to contact her, so I sent her an… Read more »