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Specialize or Generalize?

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When I first hung out my shingle as a photographer I was constantly hearing, “You have to Specialize!” Then hearing the exact opposite, “You have to Generalize. You should know how to do many different types of photography.” Specialize or Generalize? So I tried many different types of photography. Why not? I had done a […]

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One Year’s Progress

I absolutely love what I do. Photography is so subjective. People’s tastes are all unique. Photographers have to have general guides as to what makes a great image versus a sub-par image. Those guidelines are the 12 Elements of a Merit Image through the PPA, Professional Photographers of America. Participating in print competitions last year […]

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Fall is in the Air

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This morning we had our first hard frost, confirming that Fall is indeed in the air. Nature has a way of slowing us down due to the shorter days, cooler temps, Fall’s colorful leaves all signal chillier times are heading our way. What do you do in the Fall? Drink Pumpkin Spice drinks? Dig out […]

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Progress

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I’ve always been my own most harsh critic. Everyone says, “Progress, not perfection.” But one of my camera straps states my mantra, “Striving for Perfection.” Progress is wonderful but it only happens when I keep pushing, keep learning, keep trying harder and harder to make my images the best it can be. When I got […]

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Snow-deo!

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Colorado rodeo season doesn’t shy away from a little Springtime weather. If it snows during a rodeo is it a Snow-deo? I may have been a little frozen when that idea crossed my mind. This weekend was filled with indoor and outdoor rodeo excitement. The National Western Stock Show hosted Rodeo All Star and a […]

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Print Comp College

“I just bought a professional camera, do I need classes?” Post on social media this morning, lol. Hmm, I’ve owned cameras and studied photography since I was a kid. I have actually studied photography most of my life. I absolutely LOVE learning more and more and improving my skills. Yesterday I attended Larry Adkins, Master […]

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My Passion for Photography

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I absolutely love what I do and my photography has been a lifelong passion. The idea of “Going Pro,” actually hanging out my shingle and offering my services to the public was enticing but I was genuinely concerned that it would take the joy out of it. Photography couldn’t turn into a “Boring Job.” I […]

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Live Music

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Live music nurtures my soul. I love concerts. Red Rocks, the Paramount, the Rialto, the Bluebird, county fairs, rodeos or little “dive bars” we have a large variety of venues. Our area has some great music venues. Over Christmas I got to see Tim Elliott play Captain Archie’s on the waterfront at North Myrtle Beach. […]

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A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born 2018 I’m super selective about movies.  Yesterday I took a movie break and went to the 2018 movie, A Star Is Born.  I absolutely loved the 1976 version of A Star Is Born with Barbara Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.  But I have to admit Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga did a […]

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PPC Print Comp is in the books!

PPC Print Comp is in the books! Yesterday I sat in a dark room watching 199 images go by and be judged at the Professional Photographers of Colorado’s Annual Convention and Print Comp.  It was the first time I had competed in PPC’s print comp and only my second print comp ever.  It was fascinating […]

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