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Sundial Bridge

September 08, 2017 - When I arrived in Redding, California, I immediately drove to the Sundial Bridge. After capturing a number of black and...
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Brushing in Some Sharpness

April 02, 2017 - Last month, I attended the Out of Chicago Winter Conference. During this photography conference, a few hours were set as...
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Blending Moments in Time

February 20, 2017 - During my January trip to Oahu, I captured a sunrise at Waimanalo Beach in Honolulu. It rained throughout my hour long d...
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Des Moines Cityscape

November 20, 2016 - While in Des Moines, I captured a variety of cityscapes from various locations. One of my favorite vantage points is fro...
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Blending for a Tack Sharp Image

October 05, 2016 - During my last road trip, I captured thousands of images. The majority of those pictures involved taking more than one e...
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Selective Polarization!

September 26, 2016 - Many years ago, when I was shooting Kodachrome slide film, I got into the habit of underexposing my pictures a bit to br...
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Cleaning Up

September 07, 2016 - I captured this basic photograph of the exterior of the Carmel Mission during my last road trip: Although this pictur...
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Colorful Parakeets

April 28, 2016 - Last week I visited the Hamill Family Wild Encounters exhibits at the Brookfield Zoo. Within the area is a large indoor...
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Removing Obstacles

April 04, 2016 - Sometimes it's helpful to remove items from the scene before pressing the shutter. Certain items (e.g., signs, ropes, tr...
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Symmetry (and the Mirror Trick)

March 23, 2016 - While visiting downtown Joliet last week, I spent much of my time capturing pictures of the Will County Courthouse. Duri...
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From Capture to Display

March 04, 2016 - During my last visit to the Brookfield Zoo, an infant gorilla was quite active in the Tropic World exhibit. I captured s...
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Winter Training

January 07, 2016 - Each Winter, I dedicate a few weeks to photography training. Over the past few years, I've subscribed to Kelby Training...
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Challenging as a Maze

November 25, 2015 - Earlier in the year, photographed a unique subject--a mirror maze! Here are a few images from the photo shoot: To...
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Correcting "Popeye's" Skin

October 22, 2015 - Not too long ago, I was looking at some of my favorite "People" pictures. Don "Popeye" Zimmer was the subject of one of...
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The Evolution of a Photograph

May 11, 2015 - Last week, I visited the Oakbrook Shopping Center to capture some photographs of the tulips. While taking the pictures,...
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Putting Perfume on a Pig

April 27, 2015 - The other day, I walked around downtown Tinley Park (a suburb of Chicago) and was taking pictures. I liked some of the c...
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Matching the Decor

November 10, 2014 - Recently, a company purchased one of my photographs. The image will be printed very large (10 feet across) and will hang...
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Accelerate the Reconstruction

October 08, 2014 - While planning my Desert Southwest Road Trip, I was looking forward to photographing the Square Tower House in Mesa Verd...
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The Mirror Trick

September 24, 2014 - Sometimes, I use what I refer to as the "Mirror Trick" to clean up a picture. This method came in handy after a recent v...
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Focus Stacking & More

September 09, 2014 - During my last road trip, I used focus stacking for several images. Focus stacking involves taking multiple exposures to...
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Take Away the Blues

August 29, 2014 - When capturing photographs of interiors, mixed lighting sources can present a challenge. Typically, the artificial indoo...
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Reconstructing the Scene

June 22, 2014 - Sometimes, it's nearly impossible to remove unwanted items from a frame with Photoshop. Other times, it's possible to ac...
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Turning Day Into Night

April 27, 2014 - Sometimes, post processing can turn a photograph taken in the middle of the day into one that looks like it was captured...
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Cleaning Up a Conservatory

April 23, 2014 - Last week, I visited the Lincoln Park Conservatory in Chicago. It's an interesting location and free of charge. So, it's...
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Keeping Everything Sharp

January 25, 2014 - In a scene such as this one, it can be challenging to keep everything in the frame in focus. Downtown Austin is far away...
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My Annual Month of Kelby Training

January 05, 2014 - Each year, I dedicate time during a Winter month to study some of the many helpful photography training videos offered t...
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Revisiting Images

December 28, 2013 - Over the past few years, I've processed thousands of images. In many ways, I think that learning how to edit images is m...
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Saving Everest

October 18, 2013 - Four months ago, a snow leopard cub named Everest was born at the Brookfield Zoo. After he reached about three months of...
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A Very Tiny Redwood Tree!

September 15, 2013 - While visiting the Chicago Botanic Garden, I photographed a Dawn Redwood bonsai tree. Unlike the massive Sequoias of Cal...
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A Capitol Tip

August 16, 2013 - Over the past year, I've photographed eleven state capitol buildings (in this order): Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, Ne...
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A Capitol Recipe

July 22, 2013 - Over the past year, I've visited and photographed 11 capitol buildings. When sharing these pictures through photography...
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Turn on the Lights!

July 18, 2013 - On July 5th, I visited the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. To my disappointment, the doors to the House of Rep...
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Make It Fly with Photoshop!

April 12, 2013 - While visiting the United States Air Force Academy outside of Colorado Springs, I noticed this monument to the B-29 Supe...
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Skin Color by the Numbers

March 28, 2013 - Recently, one of my blog readers pointed out that the skin tone in a basketball action picture was too pink. Since Photo...
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My "Annual" Month of Kelby Training

February 10, 2013 - Each year, I dedicate time during a Winter month to study some of the many helpful photography training videos offered t...
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Evolution of a Picture

January 12, 2013 - Earlier this week, I captured a few photographs while visiting the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champa...
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Turn on the Light with Photoshop!

January 07, 2013 - Often times, it's the little touches that make a photograph work. During my recent trip to New Mexico, I noticed the Inn...
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The Case for HDR

December 21, 2012 - I use multiple exposures to create high dynamic range (HDR) images quite frequently. When photographing scenes with chal...
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Portrait Session

November 19, 2012 - Yesterday, I had the pleasure of capturing pictures of Jackson, my photogenic five year old cousin. Here are a few image...
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Screen Those Eyes!

October 26, 2012 - Sometimes, it's those subtle post processing adjustments that can improve a photograph. Earlier in the week, I captured...
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Swapping Views

October 16, 2012 - Earlier this year, I visited Fort Jefferson at the Dry Tortugas National Park. Dry Tortugas is one of the most remote na...
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Flash Through Glass

October 06, 2012 - The blue poison frog is housed behind very thick glass in an exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo. A few days ago, I shared som...
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Touching Up Colors

September 24, 2012 - Sometimes, a photo can be improved by adjusting the colors in just a few small areas of the frame. This was the case wit...
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Where Did Everyone Go?

August 06, 2012 - One thing that many viewers point out about my pictures is that generally the photographs are free of pedestrians. It's...
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Amazing Circles

July 02, 2012 - I enjoy using Photoshop to create Amazing Circles from certain images. Here are a few of my favorites: A zebra: A flow...
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Highlight and Shadow Recovery

June 15, 2012 - Earlier this week, I captured a quick snapshot of the Home Run Derby finalists for our Pony baseball league. The challen...
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