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No “Gear”-riority Complex Here!

Unfortunately, I own a lot of high-end camera gear. Why “unfortunately?” Well – I have concluded that a substantial portion of my energy is spent on selecting and fussing with equipment. Which camera body? What lens? What settings? And then there is whatever is left for actually shooting. It just doesn’t seem to make sense sometimes. Yes – there are both advantages and fascinations associated with certain equipment. However, if at the end of the day the result of all […]

“My Camera Was Like A Shield”

‘My camera was like a shield,’ says Syrian war photographer – Deutsche Welle

Smile! Wait… Don’t Smile

Now You Know: Why Do People Always Look So Serious in Old Photos? – TIME

Internet Addiction is Killing Your Photography

What I’m getting at in the headline is that the Internet is most likely the cause of your impotence when it comes to productivity. How many people pick up their smartphones and check something online or in an app in the morning, instead of picking up a camera and capturing a sunrise? Internet Addiction is Killing Your Photography thumbnail courtesy of petapixel.com

Can You Find Beauty In Hardship?

For most of us, the life of those depicted in the images from this NPR article is simply unimaginable. Still, there is an immense beauty about them that is not easily understood. Probably because hardship brings out the absolute best in us. It separates us from our comfort zone that tends to take off the pressure of truly “living life” and pursuing our full potential. Hardship builds character. It inspires the possiblity of the impossible. It humbles us to the point where our humanity radiates love, […]

Wasting Away In Consumerville

The waste generated by consumer electronics, or e-waste (primarily computers and peripherals, audio and video equipment, telephone and wireless devices, most office machines, and video game consoles), is a serious problem as you may know or will learn from the images and statistics in the Guardian article below. However, the waste is one problem and the cause of the waste is yet another. More specifically, we have allowed ourselves to become a major part of a destructive “throw-away” economy. The E-waste problem is […]

The Beauty Is In The Details; Not The Devil

We are in constant pursuit of the fountain of youth and all things new. When something gets old enough, we discard, retire, or replace it. When something gets worn enough, we polish, enhance, or renovate it. My concern is that we may be losing an appreciation for the precious relics of this earth and moreover, the beauty and richness that resides in age itself. Photographer Beth Moon successfully uses special techniques to accentuate the age of the world’s oldest trees. One such technique involves […]

Even A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day

It is fascinating to see how people from developed societies transform physically during the course of a 24 hour day. I promise this is not the case in underdeveloped parts of the world. This a a great project and the photographer has done a great job capturing this phenomenon. Beyond the novel and creative however, maybe a deeper look should inspire us to look at the effort we budget for physical transformation and that which we set aside for spiritual. Just […]

The Gift Of Memories

Local photographer shares gift of memories. ANNAPOLIS, MD. (WUSA9) – A local photographer is on a mission to make sure children with special needs know they’re beautiful – and she’s doing it with a camera. Stephanie Smith is an office manager, but in her free time she takes photos. Lots of them. Local photographer shares gift of memories – WUSA9.com thumbnail courtesy of wusa9.com

Saturn’s Southern Ring Shadow

Spectacular Photo from NASA’s Cassini Reveals Southern Ring Shadow. Shadow shrouds Saturn’s southern hemisphere as the sun shines through its rings in this image taken by the orbiting Cassini spacecraft. The image was taken in red light with the spacecraft’s wide-angle camera on March 19, 2016. Spectacular Photo from NASA’s Cassini Reveals Southern Ring Shadow – Space.com thumbnail courtesy of space.com

9-Year Old Wedding Photographer For Hire

Nine-year-old Regina Wyllie always had a knack for photography. At age three, the fifth grader from Ayrshire, Scotland picked up one of her photographer dad’s cameras and asked how to use it. And on April 15, she shot her very first wedding.”She first picked up a camera at the age of three when she asked to accompany me to a mountain bike race that I was shooting,” Regina’s dad Kevin told The Huffington Post. Couples Are Asking This 9-Year-Old To Photograph […]

The Single Most Influential Landscape Photographer

“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.” -Ansel Adams

Maya Barnes Phone Home… Not!

Maya is a 14-year-old, somewhat typical, high school student. What possibly makes her less typical is her willingness to disconnect from the digital madness that has consumed our world. Well – at least long enough to understand what she might have been missing.

A “Barely Out Of Diapers” National Geographic Photographer

Meet Hawkeye Huey, National Geographic’s youngest-ever photographer. What started as “an adventure to build blanket forts” became the trip of a lifetime for then four year-old Hawkeye Huey after he received his first camera as a gift from his dad. That Instamatic launched Hawkeye’s career as a photographer, taking him… Meet Hawkeye Huey, National Geographic’s youngest-ever photographer – Today.com thumbnail courtesy of today.com

Not Camera-Less

Life Through The Lens Of Homeless NJ Photographers: GALLERY. An empowering photography project equipped homeless NJ residents with cameras. See some of the slice-of-life moments that they captured. Newark, NJ. By Eric Kiefer (Patch Staff) – June 2, 2016 9:04 am ET. ShareTweetGoogle PlusRedditEmailComments … Life Through The Lens Of Homeless NJ Photographers: GALLERY – Patch.com thumbnail courtesy of patch.com

Antarctica Through An i(ce)Phone

The fascinating and pristine surrounds of Antarctica are a sight to behold and capturing it is no easy feat. Yet it’s something that John Bozinov, 25, has mastered by photographing his way through polar regions — using his iPhone as a camera, when it becomes too much of a hassle to pull out a full-sized camera. SEE ALSO: Photographing the magical landscape of Sweden’s Arctic wilderness “It’s much easier to be in the moment and focus on your subject when your […]

Engaging With Culture = More Distinct Photos

Tips from a travel photographer: Engage with the culture to capture more creative, distinctive photos. Your camera is bored, says Boston Globe columnist Christopher Muther. A lot of people take the same “dime-a-dozen” views of landmarks and scenery around the world, he continues. Tips from a travel photographer: Engage with the culture to capture more creative, distinctive photos – imaging resource thumbnail courtesy of imaging-resource.com

Everyday Nature

New Hope-Solebury freshman photographer finds beauty in everyday nature. Photography is one of my many passions. Growing up, I always had a camera in my hand. To this day, I still love taking photos of anything that catches my eye. New Hope-Solebury freshman photographer finds beauty in everyday nature – Bucks County Courier Times thumbnail courtesy of buckscountycouriertimes.com

Youth Sees Art In Simple Things

Photography program helps Paterson youths see art in life’s simple things. PATERSON – Eighth-grader Leidy Rodriguez was home alone washing dishes when something caught her eye about the way the water was hitting the metal sink. So the 13-year-old student at School 3 got her camera and began snapping photos. thumbnail courtesy of northjersey.com

Selfie (I Mean Selfish-ie) Overload!

Nine Places You Should Never Take A Selfie (USA.com)
Finally, someone took enough notice to at least lay down some ground rules for these things. Selfies, or as I call them “Selfish-ies,” are jamming up the cloud with images that are like plaque on one’s arteries.

The Mexico You May Not Know

Get ready to experience a kaleidoscope of color and beauty as photographer Diego Huerta introduces us to the Aztec people “through the lens of God’s eyes.” We generally do not get the benefit of this portrayal from the mainstream media but, the Mexican people are ALIVE with culture. Enjoy! Photographer Diego Huerta Portrays Beauty Of Mexican Indigenous Communities In Stunning Photos Photographer Diego Huerta has taken on the task to travel all over Aztec grounds, and with his camera, has managed to […]

It May Be Time To Get Your Photographer On!

See how 13 year old Emma Ketterer uses photography to get out of bed every morning.

Look Up In The Sky. It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No! It’s God!

God warned us He would place signs in the heavens. It’s ironic that we spend so much time walking around looking down at our phones when the real action is going on in the skies. “Amy Langley photographed this “angelic” sunrise in Koloa, Kauai, Hawaii on Jan. 13, 2016. A series of spectacular images of the sun were caught on camera this week from New York to Hawaii, with some saying they see angels, doves and crosses. A photograph of […]

Why Smile?

A smile is an expression of joy or delightful amusement. But it is also a way of giving that costs nothing. Smiling, like yawning, is contagious. This is actually a reflex God added to our design. We tend to respond to people with a like expression to theirs as part of our brain’s way of interpreting and understanding what they are feeling. So when you smile, you are gifting that smile and potentially lifting the spirits of another.

Are You A Picture Taker Or A Photographer?

A Picture-Taker becomes a Photographer when he or she has connected with the phenomenon that they capture.

Can A Photograph Heal?

Photography as a Healing Art Photographs have power. Creative photography allows us to see the world in new ways, to drop preconceptions, and to find focus in a busy, chaotic world. For some, photography is an art; for others, a job or a hobby. But there’s another, rapidly expanding avenue for camera work – photography as therapy. “Photography is a tool for meditation, mindfulness and creative living. Now the emerging field of phototherapy embraces the power of making and viewing […]

Put Your Shovels Away and Let It Snow!

I remember as a child cutting snowflakes out of folded paper and always entertained by the result. An acceptable rendition of what only God can produce perfectly. However, only when I stumbled on the work of a certain amateur photographer did I truly realize how magnificent a creation a simple snowflake is. Maybe not so simple after all. We can get up close and personal with the snowflake through the work of Alexey Kljatov. Get ready to be amazed! Photographer Alexey Kljatov uses quick bursts of […]

Miss Universe 2015: And The Winner Is… (God’s Perspective)

Beauty is in the eyes of the Creator; Not the beholder. What was the Creator of beauty’s take on the events of Sunday night’s pageant?

Up Close and Personal With Flowers

David Leaser is using new technology and special techniques to capture God’s amazing handiwork embedded in all of nature. His images draw us closer to the detail and color we often miss for many reasons. Without a doubt, with the right intent, innovation and technology can enhance our appreciation for God’s creation. It’s one thing to use a macro lens on a camera to capture the smallest details of flora and fauna. Then there’s what David Leaser does, which is […]

When Time Flies Still

A photograph has the technical ability to freeze time still.  But a photograph that stirs the emotions has the God-inspired ability to freeze time while activating our mind’s senses and the pumping of our hearts. It is a stillness embodied in motion. “I like it when time is so still that I can actually observe the clock turning under it’s hands” -gp As we train our eyes to behave a bit more like a camera, we will begin to have a greater appreciation […]

“I Do!”

Nothing says I do like “I do!” This picture captured the exact moment and what a moment it was indeed.

Closeups Of God’s Creation

Photos that close in on the most finite details of creation or those that are emotionally inspiring because they connect with the heart are what I call “Close Ups” of God.