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Abstractical

April 01, 2016 - I'm always experimenting with photography. It's probably because there are so many creative people doing amazing things...
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Diverse Iowa Landscapes

March 07, 2014 - Every state has diverse landscapes, but did you know that among Iowa's 99 counties you can find glacial kettles, long fl...
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Surreal Nature Shots

January 06, 2014 - Camera movement is the best way to get that unusual shot you’ve been looking for. There are times when either the light...
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Let Photos Simmer

October 26, 2013 - There are times when a photograph just doesn't "speak" to me or seems to be missing an element of light, texture, color...
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Flash Photography in Nature

August 28, 2013 - Using flash outside doesn't normally come to mind since the majority of time there's plenty of light, but at times it he...
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Film to Digital

August 18, 2013 - Now that the latest digital cameras (including phone cameras) have more resolution, clarity and detail than 35mm film, i...
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Winter in Iowa

January 19, 2013 - Winter in Iowa is similar to other Midwest states in that there is always a wide range of weather...from rain and sleet,...
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Embrace the Light

October 21, 2012 - After a recent day-long very welcome rain, the light was on the gloomy side, with a soft, grey flatness streaming from t...
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Dreamscapes

September 15, 2012 - Photography is not all about depicting the world in a perfectly recorded state. Dreamscapes, motion blur, ICM, blending,...
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Iowa's Barns

April 07, 2012 - There are many wonderful things that catch the eye in Iowa. In this case it was a barn not far from Mount Vernon. One af...
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Depth of Field

March 18, 2012 - In the photography world, Depth of Field (DoF) is a term used to describe how much of a photo is in focus. From an artis...
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What is it About Sunsets?

February 17, 2012 - For some reason I've been attracted to sunsets for a long time (mainly because I've honestly not seen that many sunrises...
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A Word on Abstracts

February 17, 2012 - It's difficult to find a clear definition of abstract photography. Many agree that photos falling into that category con...
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Breaking the Rules

February 17, 2012 - There are basic rules (guidelines) of photography that are time tested and true...rule of thirds, leading lines, symmetr...
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The Beauty of Black and White

February 17, 2012 - Many years ago, B&W photos were the norm, and the entire world became very comfortable viewing everything in gray-scale...
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When in Doubt, Shoot it Out!

February 17, 2012 - One weekend afternoon I was feeling like a moth to the flame as the fading sunset light gave everything a golden, glowin...
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Nasty Weather Photography

February 17, 2012 - I've read several articles from famous photographers over the years about the importance of being "out there" when the w...
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