Capture Brevard 2017 – A look at the lifestyle on the East Coast of Florida

Cocoa Beach Pier - Cocoa Beach, FL

Cocoa Beach Pier – Cocoa Beach, FL

For the second year in a row, I participated in a project to “Capture Brevard”, highlighting the lifestyle of the place I call home along the Central East Coast of Florida. Brevard County, also known as the “Space Coast” is the 10th largest county in Florida. Located halfway between Jacksonville and Miami, residents and visitors enjoy 72 miles of beaches, and vast inland waterway lagoons. Of course the Space Coast is known world-wide as the origin of space explorations and rocket launches.   Continue reading

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Lessons Learned on the Road to Creativity

I have learned many lessons on my road to being a more creative photographer. Probably the most important is studying other artists work and art design are critical to development.  One of the best resources I have found is Extraordinary Vision Photography Magazine. Editor Angelo Ioanides does a phenomenal job compiling useful articles from professional and amateur photographers. The e-magazine format provides stunning images, and active links to videos and other internet content. With a remarkably low subscription rate, it also must be the best deal in photography education available anywhere. If you subscribe before August 1, you also get 10 free back issues in addition to the latest 3 issues. . . all this in a 30 day free trial subscription! 

May I suggest you subscribe today. Read Angelo’s article series on composition design principles. One of the best references on the subject you will find anywhere. And make sure you check out my article in Issue 60 too! – Lessons Learned on the Road to Creativity. 

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Exploring Cumberland Island Georgia – A step back in time

Cumberland Island, GA

You have the beach all to yourselves on Cumberland Island

If you ever want to drop out from the real world and get away from it all, a visit to Cumberland Island Georgia should be on your bucket list. Exploring this remote island’s beautiful landscape and history will transport you back to a time and place when life was probably a little more difficult, but at the same time far less stressful.   Continue reading

Images and Stories from 2016

I hope your 2016 was happy and healthy. I left the year feeling truly blessed.

Several years ago, I found selecting my “Top Ten” photos of the year is a great way to relive those special places you visited, remember the people you met, and rediscover a few new things you learned. . . or relearned. Selecting ten favorite photos in years past reflected those images that were most recognized by publications, photo contests, or social media. Don’t get me wrong, I like the recognition as much as anyone. But this year, I decided to share a few of my 2016 photos I personally like where I have a story to tell about the image.

I read somewhere that every photograph has three stories. The story about how you came about to capture the image, the story the photographer intended to tell their viewers, and the story the viewer of the image sees in the image. Obviously, all three stories are not always the same. I will try to convey the experiences and stories behind my favorite 2016 images, but I would love to hear about the story you see in any of the images too!

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