In Vietnam there are lots of fascinating people on bikes carrying anything from pigs, chickens, to absolutely unidentifiable goods.  When is the most common time to see these wonderful subjects?  While driving, of course.  This presents some interesting challenges. While… […]

Do you find yourself drawn to the same types of subjects when you take photos? A trip to Italy last fall caused me to consider that very topic. I have been to Italy numerous times, sometimes for vacation and sometimes… […]

Last summer I spent six weeks traveling throughout China and Japan.  The first half of the trip was dedicated to photography.  The second half of the trip was split amongst taking more photos, a family vacation, taking more photos, visiting… […]

Last year I had two photographs displayed in the “Many Faces: A Celebration of Diversity “ show at Cleveland Hopkins Airport.   Both “Smiley”, a portrait of a man in Mongolia, and “Working in India #2” were displayed in the ticketing… […]

The last few family trips have allowed me to explore a side of my profession that I have had little experience with: wildlife photography.  Traveling is always an adventure.  Having four kids on your trip (five, if you count my… […]

I was fortunate enough to be in Western China during a Kyrgi Festival last summer. The locals were of course present, but many others crossed the border from Kyrgyzstan to attend. Being one of only a handful of Westerners to… […]

Anyone who reads my blog posts knows that color makes me very, very happy.  Color is the first thing that I notice when taking or looking at a photo.  There are times, however, when even a color-addict such as myself… […]

I have a lot of patience.  Having four children, you either develop massive levels of patience or the entire family turns into a pretty miserable lot.  That patience proves to be of great benefit when photographing people. Trying to photograph… […]

When I look at a photo, I love to feel some kind of emotion or connection with it.  That connection is necessary to draw me in, making me stop and take a longer look.  The same goes when I publish… […]

In Italy an adorable older lady sat on a bench in front of a sign that read the town name.  She screams Italy and the sign screams the town name.  The sense of place couldn’t get any better.   I took… […]

I have to admit that I have a photographic addiction: color.  Color makes my heart race more than any drug ever could and, well, it just makes me happy.  I truly get that photography is all about the light but… […]

This summer I spent six weeks in China and explored everywhere from the big cities in the East to the little known parts of the West.  The majority of my photos focused on the people of Western China.  I am… […]

In 2010 I went on my first landscape workshop with Varina and Jay Patel to Death Valley.  I have always been very intimidated when it comes to landscapes/nature photography, finding it very overwhelming.  It is usually about the big scene… […]

I just returned from the western area of Ireland on a trip that I took with Strabo Tours.  It was a fantastic trip filled with good friends and lots of laughs.  The mood of our group was spirited and lively… […]

In 2009 I went to Bhutan with Photo Quest Adventures.  It was an incredible trip.  If you like to photograph people, it would be my number one recommendation.  Bhutan is a tiny country landlocked between China and India.  The people are kind, friendly, and so very welcoming.… […]