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It’s Taking a Long Time to Replace All These Images

This is something of an “unofficial” post but it felt like it was time to update the site.  During the recent hacking/accidentally erasing my entire site debacle I lost damn near every single image in the site!  That’s right, I flippin erased them while trying to get rid of the hack all by myself.  Just use your backup you say?  I’m an idiot.  I hadn’t made one since February of 2011!  I assumed all this time that my host was doing it for me.  I have a lot to learn…the hard way.

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Consciousness, Universe and Everything

This post reflects the personal spiritual Renaissance I’m experiencing right now.  I hesitate to use the word God since it can ruffle so many feathers but “God Consciousness” is the best I can do.

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Topaz B&W Effects Review – Truly Amazing

I’m not sure if there is photography software that I like as much as the Topaz Labs bundle.  Well, besides my forever “can’t live without” it Photoshop of course!  I saw a picture of a girl with a Photoshop toolbar tattooed on her forearm the other day and instantly got it.  But I digress. Topaz B&W Effects is truly amazing. Read More

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Tips for Travel Photography Success

Many of us have experienced the disappointment of returning home from a vacation with a gazillion dull and disappointing photos of our travels.  Somehow, these photos just didn’t do the amazing scenery we saw on our trip any justice.  If you’ve experienced this and would like to have better photographic results from your next trip this helpful guide might be just the ticket. Excellent travel photography doesn’t have to be out of your league if you follow the tips in this article. Read More

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Interesting Portraits from Flickr

I’ve got faces on the brain tonight!  I usually don’t like portraits that are too contrived, although there is the occasional exception.  I don’t know…I like what I like and I know it when I see it.  I’m such a shut in taking care of my babies these days so most of my photography time involves admiring other people’s photography! I hope you enjoy these interesting portraits as much as I do. Read More

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Love is All We Need – 20 Photos

For this Moody Monday I would like to focus on a more positive “mood”.  I guess I’m in something of a personal renaissance lately.  Well, this week at least 🙂

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Topaz Lens Effects Review – Realistic Simulation of Depth of Field, Specialty Cameras, and Traditional Filters

First off, I’d like to mention yet again how much I really love using Topaz Labs software to edit my photos.  Seriously, I believe this software bundle to be my second favorite under Adobe products.

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4 Tips for Frame-Worthy Vacation Photographs

When you’re back in the real world with your busy day-to-day schedule, it’s nice to have beautiful vacation photos to refer to when you want a moment to escape in your fondest memories. Although it seems easy enough, many people can’t seem to take proper vacation photos that really capture the relaxing appeal of the dynamic destination. Taking the perfect vacation photo is an art; but it can also be boiled down to a science when you consider the following four crucial tips. Read More

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Photos of Complete Idiots Carrying Signs

I don’t wish to offend anyone and turn them away from my budding photography blog, but then again…if you are hateful like the people in this post bugger off! Read More

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Basic Guide to Photographing Landscapes

All too often photographers capture what they feel are stunning landscape photos which reflect the majestic and beautiful scene in front of them.  However, it can be a major disappointment to review these photos later and see that they are simply quite dull and unimpressive.  This has happened to me many times, although it was practically the rule in the beginning.

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