Category Archives: Travel

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.… […]

I learned an amazing way to make moody portraits from Tom Bol on a Photo Quest Adventure trip to Mongolia in 2009.  This technique works on those grey, dreary, and cloudy Ohio winter days.  Since today happens to be one… […]

I went to Morocco in 2010 with Photo Quest Adventures and the incredible combat photographer/photojournalist Stacy Pearsall.  We spent one night in tents in the Sahara Desert, which was absolutely beautiful.  On one of the mornings we woke up early… […]

I was in South Island, New Zealand in 2010 with Photo Quest Adventures and the wonderful Tom Bol.  I am not normally drawn to landscapes and nature photography but this trip had piqued my interest with its variety of shooting… […]

These are some photos from Mongolia that I took in 2009.  This man had the greatest face ever.  There were about eight photographers who flocked to him when he came out of a building.  Although I have become somewhat bolder… […]