Save The Date Cards

Save the Date Cards. This is something that seems to be less popular over the years with engaged couples, and it is a shame. For those of you who do not know what Save the Date cards are, it is a card that is mailed out traditionally about 6 months from the date of the… Read More

Philosophy of Energy

Philosophical Energy. It’s time to get a little deep.  I believe that everything in our world is made up of energy. In that world, there are two kinds: positive and negative. We can also call it light and dark, or good and bad. Most people on an average day will experience both kinds. Positive energy… Read More

K9

The term K9 usually refers to a Police Dog. As some of you know, I’ve been a police officer since 1984. As a photographer I’ve wanted to do a shoot with a K9 team for a long time, and it just never worked out. Last week, I did it, and I’m very proud of the… Read More

Review – Kahiki Chicken Pad Thai

KAHIKI I want you to think of this as my Public Service Announcement. It could really save someone’s life. That’s why I post this stuff. That’s how I roll, and that’s the kind of guy I am. Before I get fully into the Review, let me preface by saying that my wife works nights, so… Read More

Blocking Uncle Bob

Uncle Bob ruining the kiss photographUncle Bob is a term that wedding photographers use to describe a wedding guest who sometimes (usually) gets in the way of the hired photographer to get a picture on his camera or cell phone. I understand Uncle Bob. There’s usually at least one at every wedding. They want to be the FIRST one to post a video clip or a picture of the wedding on FaceBook or other social media. They all know the wedding couple have hired a professional wedding photographer, but they still feel it is their responsibility to get that shot because surely they have a better view or angle than that “Pro” does. They will get in the aisle while the bride is coming, or they will pop up to get the picture of “the kiss”. Read More

New Camera For Christmas

A Digital SLR For Christmas!!   You tear open the wrapping paper, and you see the magic words “Nikon”, or “Canon”, or “Sony” You got a real camera for Christmas! Your very first DSLR! (Digital Single Lens Reflex) This is a big step up from a “Point-and-Shoot” or an iPhone camera. Whether the camera is for taking… Read More

I Hate Drunks

I discriminate. Yes, there… I said it. Not against a race, ethnicity, sexual preference or gender. I love all races, ethnicity, and love my gay friends. I’ve discovered after many years that I am mean to people who drink excessive alcohol. Without going into detail WHY I’m writing this, I just want to give some… Read More

Cropping and Aspect Ratio

When you go shopping for a picture frame, what’s the most “common” size you’ll find?  8″ x 10″.  It’s been like that for… well, longer than I’ve been around.  I remember when I first got into photography, (the film years) and took my film to the drugstore to get processed.  I had 4″x6″ prints made,… Read More

Get Out Of My Head Whataburger

My Foil Hat I’m a little worried about Whataburger. Apparently, they have figured out a way into my parietal lobe of my brain and figured out what makes me salivate like a starving Great Dane. I heard a commercial on the radio the other day that they were introducing a new burger: The “Chorizo Burger”… Read More

A Photographer For Every Client

Sometimes I get a little off track in my blog, venturing off into dieting, politics, humor, motorcycles and other topics. Today I want to talk about money, and photographers. Today I saw a prominent photographer griping/ranting because someone on social media was looking for a photographer for a family portrait. This photographer has, in the… Read More