Am I Now a Professional Photographer?

I’ve always thought you were classified as a professional when you got paid to do something. You were considered an amateur when you did “whatever” without financial payment. I’m not sure where I got this notion. Through the years I’ve had people offer to purchase my photos for various reasons. I always turned them down. I didn’t shoot photos for… Continue reading

Crepuscular Light

I recently encountered this phrase and was unfamiliar with it. Apparently it refers to light rays, beams of light emanating from a bright source through enough atmospheric haze or debris as to cause those beautiful rays of light: crepuscular light. Crepuscular rays or “God rays” are sunbeams that originate when the sun is below the horizon, during twilighthours.[3] Crepuscular rays… Continue reading

Chillin’ on the CO River, the El Dorado Ghost Town, and the Valley of Fire

We recently took a short trip out west (at the end of 2018). One of these days I’ll post a photo/video album from the trip. We both really enjoyed it, but we both really enjoy the unique beauty found in the American desert. El Dorado Ghost Town This first photo is comprised of two pictures stitched together into one. I… Continue reading

Recent Trip to the Bay Area

Around theGolden Gate Bridge I just spent a couple of weeks in San Francisco, one of my favorite cities in the US. Naturally I shot a lot of photos around the Golden Gate and thought I would share some of them on my blog. Every day began with some serious fog, which of course I absolutely love! I also got… Continue reading

My SmugMug Labor Continues

I’ve been working ferociously uploading photos to SmugMug. In fact, at this point, I’ve uploaded over 13,000 photos–literally. The Re-Org I’m not sure I’m even halfway! I’m re-organizing the photos, and that takes a good bit of time. I’ve tried really, really hard not to edit any of the photos–an all but impossible task. I see a photo from even… Continue reading

Silent But Busy with SmugMug

I’ve been silent on my blog for a couple of weeks, but I’ve been crazy busy with blog-related work: SmugMug. I have been exploring a solution to permanently replace SlideShow Pro, the best self-hosting photo solution I’ve ever seen. Sadly, it no longer is supported—a victim of the new internet standards and the death of old technology like Flash. In… Continue reading