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Figure Skating

June 02, 2018 - I recently attended the Northern Blast Figure Skating Competition in Woodridge, Illinois. This was the second time that...
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Sharpness Throughout

March 11, 2018 - I commonly use focus stacking to extend the area of sharpness within a photograph. This picture of the Beckman Institute...
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Winter Training

January 07, 2018 - Each year, I dedicate time to training in some aspect of photography. In recent years, that training has been devoted to...
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Piecing the Puzzle Together

November 12, 2017 - I visited the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn, Michigan on a rainy Sunday morning. Needless to say,...
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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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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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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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Blending Galore!

September 04, 2016 - During my recent road trip to photograph the California Missions, I used blending techniques to handle a lot of situatio...
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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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Instagram

June 22, 2015 - It took me long enough, but I finally opened an Instagram account! I considered doing this a while ago, but opted agains...
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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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Columbus in High Resolution

November 12, 2014 - I recently visited Columbus, Indiana for some architectural photography. Click here to view the images from my trip. Wh...
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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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Behind the Scenes

August 24, 2014 - It was drizzling and overcast during one of my days at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. So, I searched for s...
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Forest Photography

July 06, 2014 - Earlier this week, I pulled off Spring Road in Oak Brook (a western suburb of Chicago) to capture this photograph of the...
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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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500px

May 02, 2014 - One way to learn more about photography is by studying the work of other photographers. Every few days, I enjoy viewing...
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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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When Reality Looks Fake

January 30, 2014 - During my road trip to Texas last month, I visited the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock, Arkansas. Included i...
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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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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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A Colorful Challenge

November 09, 2013 - While visiting the Kentucky State Capitol building in Frankfort last week, I experienced an unusual challenge in my atte...
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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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Life is Easier with 32GB of RAM

September 08, 2013 - About two years ago, I purchased a Lenovo Think Pad W520 laptop computer. I've been pleased with the purchase. However,...
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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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56 in a Row

May 29, 2013 - When I first started submitting images to microstock agencies, my acceptance rate for submissions was much lower than it...
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To Fill Flash or Not to Fill Flash...That is the Question

May 17, 2013 - Earlier this week, I captured a series of photographs of a female orangutan at the Brookfield Zoo. Although this animal...
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#2,000!

April 26, 2013 - About three years ago, I decided to try selling some images through microstock agencies. At first, I submitted images to...
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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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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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Correcting White Balance

January 01, 2013 - Even the most current camera sensors are challenged to portray accurate colors given the variety of artificial lighting...
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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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White Balance

September 03, 2012 - Every so often, the auto white balance setting on the camera does not render the colors as accurately as I would like un...
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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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The Old and the New

April 28, 2012 - Yesterday, I visited the Little Red Schoolhouse near Willow Springs, Illinois. The original schoolhouse, constructed in...
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