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Stairs with a Bit of a Twist

This week’s photo challenge over on The Daily Post is Twisted. This is an easy one for me this week – I love the twists and turns of a spiral staircase and am always on the hunt. I scour museums, shops, hotels, and even the darkest parking garage in search of these wonders of architecture.
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Be Where You Are: A Trip to Wayne, Illinois

Life sometimes takes us to random places. This week it was Wayne, Illinois – west of Chicago. So far west, that it’s not even Chicago (actually, it’s only about 40 miles from Chicago, but with traffic, this equates to about half a world away). I didn’t plan this as a photography trip, it’s just that’s…

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Water, Water Everywhere…

The folks over at The Daily Post have set LIQUID as this week’s photo challenge. Water is a basic element of life and even though I don’t live by the sea, water is everywhere. It’s in the smallest dewdrops….   …And in vast oceans. Water can be calm and tranquil… …or a turbulent force of…

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Creating WOW Sunset Photos

The light and color in the sky at sunrise and sunset can add a lot to your travel shots. In this post, I’ll talk about what goes into making that great sunrise or sunset photo – the type of photos that people love to like! In this post, I’ll talk about the “wheres”, “whens”, and “hows” of taking quality sunrise and sunset photos.

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My Place: From an Itinerant Photographer

This week over on The Daily Post, the photo prompt is Place in the World. Could a travel photography blogger ask for a better prompt!!?? But this is a deceptively difficult prompt. Do I choose the place that I’m from? The sweeping plains of the midwest United States with the vast skies and minimalist landscape? This is the place…

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Counting as I Travel: A Numbers Game

For years I have been pursuing a little photography game when I travel – counting as I travel. I started, years ago, with a photograph of the number “1” and I’m currently looking for #56. I count when I travel, but there are so many variations of this idea. It doesn’t matter what personal project you choose – it’s your theme after all.

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A Day at the Museum

Visiting museums is often a part of the tourist experience – even if I’m only traveling down the road a bit. This article is about photographing in museums and other artistic spaces – making photographic art from the art of others.

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Photographing the Everyday

Recently*, a podcast that I listen to fielded a question about staying photographically motivated. The question was – and I’m paraphrasing – “Help! I’m a photographer living in boring Nebraska. What can I possibly photograph?” The podcasters gave some advice, but I think there is more to say to this photographer who, like me, lives…

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Photo Journalism: How I Got the Shot

I was asked to be part of a panel at my local camera club to talk about the story behind one of my award winning photo journalism shots “Quiet Resistance,” which won the 2016-2017 Photo Journalism Image of the Year Award for my camera club. This post is about how I got this shot and the lessons I learned along the way.

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