On my drive home from work last month I pulled a Common Snapping Turtle out of the roadway. Thankfully I got to him before a large truck smashed him into turtle pie! He spent the night in the back of my pickup truck and got a photo session the next day. Taking him to a shallow mud puddle, I laid on my belly and got some shots at that low perspective. The eye-to-eye level made him look much bigger than he was in person. Although not as big as some snappers, he was just as feisty and snappy as the big... continue reading
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Over the weekend we got a lot done in the yard.Tomatoes planted, green beans are in.House cleaned, music going what a beautiful weekend.But, I just couldn't contain myself I needed to grab the camera and hit the road.My Husband and I started the cruise on a backroad and these beauties came alive enjoy.Please share your weekend adventure I would love to here some of your stories. Getting snap happy! continue reading
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between people with successful careers in photography and people that just dream of being photographers? Is it simply a matter of talent? I don’t think so. I think that, often, it’s a difference in confidence and drive.Some of the best advice I’ve ever been given is, “Someone is going to do it; it might as well be you!” Okay, so that’s probably the best advice I’ve ever given. I was trying to be humble. But the fact is, someone is going... continue reading
The much talked about headlines now (in Europe) is the extreme cold weather we are experiencing.In Geneva, the strong wind, cold weather and water from the lake combination created icy condition at Lake Geneva waterfront.Some resulting in very interesting ice formation.This picture earns me US 5.00 since DT selected it to be in the IN THE NEWS section.The rest are here as follows:-Stay warm and stay safe. continue reading
My wife, my son and I just returned from vacation in the Eastern Caribbean.We saw Grand Turk Island, Half Moon Cay and Nassau in the Bahamas.I think we all had way too much fun, but I did manage to take some good pictures...none of which I plan to submit here.As I have already learned, there is a stark difference between "snap shots" and stock photos. I will continue to take better photos, whether they are snap or stock, but I have already noticed better compositions and quality in my vacation... continue reading
Trying to pack too many photos into too little time can result in photos of everything but few, if any, terrific shots. To document your vacation as well as taking some great shots for Dreamstime, you need to plan ahead. It's not just about getting the best airfare and hotel for your money.I'm going to write several blogs on vacation photos over the next month as we enter prime holiday time. You'll see that a lot of the information isn't about photography.It's about planning to maximize your photographic... continue reading
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