In The Middle

In The Middle

“In The Middle”


“In The Middle”, the center of a blooming bearded iris, is the last of the Flora Series for now, as I’ll be moving on to experiment with a new series (still in the works).

In order to say thank you for all the wonderful support towards my art, I’d like to offer a very special discount on all prints and canvas gallery wraps:


Discount starts today and runs through August 20, 2012. Use coupon code: 20SPEC in the shopping cart after you’ve made your selections at

Please enjoy!

A Little Vote Goes A Long Way

Every once in a while, a contest comes along that intrigues me enough to get involved. FineArtAmerica is currently hosting such a contest!

I have three photographs entered:

Each image needs at least 250 votes by May 31st in order to be eligible for jury by the FAA staff members and industry professionals. Ultimate prize? Selected images will be included in a nationally broadcast TV commercial!

I know it’s late notice as there’s only a few days left to vote, but I would deeply appreciate the help!¬†Voting only takes a moment and you can log in via Facebook.

Thank you!

Photoshop Allergies and Chicken Awards

I think I’m one of the rare photographers today that has a serious allergic reaction to Photoshop. Sure, I use it, but do I really use it? Not so much. I tend to photograph digitally the same way I did with film. Plan it out, double check everything, know my gear inside and out, then shoot. Yes, I have large cards to store a lot of files, but I don’t use the spray and pray method. Getting it right in the camera is very important to me, so that when it does come time to do some editing, it’s very simple (read: Fast). The less time I spend on the computer means more time for photographing new things.

I used Photoshop mainly for minor tweaks and re-saving. When Lightroom was introduced, that became my weapon of choice. It was easier for me to understand, without the multitude of other tools staring at me accusingly because I didn’t ever use them. It offered me the fastest and smartest method for my personal workflow. I enjoy¬†working in Lightroom. And yet, I felt a little guilty that I wasn’t using all the tools at my disposal.

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