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Ellen

She marched through the door and right over into the lighting set while the rest of the group filtered in for their head and shoulder pictures. There were 24 people and she was going first. “Hi.” “Hi.” “You don’t want to … Continue reading

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The head and shoulders picture (the case for)

Head and shoulder pictures fall short of a portrait. At least in my world and in my mind. Portraits are a notch or two more intense. A proper portrait will involve more preparation for the subject and with the setting, … Continue reading

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A time to review

Cold day outside and I decided to review some pictures from the past. Went back to 2012 where this image of Dean Williamson of Three Hearts Farm in Bozeman, Montana caught my eye. It was a good memory and part … Continue reading

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Aerial opportunity

Had the opportunity to take aerial photos from a helicopter. It was assignment work for my job at the university. No arguments from me that I have a nice job. This kind of thing isn’t going to happen very often. … Continue reading

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Seasonal affect disorder

When I was informed we’d gone more than two weeks without seeing the sun, I went looking for any patch of color. It was dreary: almost snowing, almost raining, cold, gray, winter solstice. And here was this withered up, frosted … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle

Just had an itch for a horse photo. In fact, I’m feeling guilty that I haven’t been out taking horse pictures since early November. That was a sale with lots of action and drama. To scratch the itch, I spun … Continue reading

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For the hell of it

  There’s a big difference between assignment photography and taking pictures for the hell of it. Maybe that’s obvious. But for those of us who live on assignment photography, taking pictures for the hell of it is very important. It’s … Continue reading

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she arched before darkness

Hastily at the end of the day I was working my cold fingers to get a few last night shots of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Earlier, I’d given away my flashlight to a couple of kids climbing around in an … Continue reading

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Day of photo fun in #Milwaukee

Asking for an invite is perhaps uncomfortable. But then, when @thomashawk mentioned he was going to Milwaukee, I asked if he minded company. Most graciously, he said let’s hang. Hawk was met at the Milwaukee Art Museum by myself and … Continue reading

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Horse sale

For the last seven years I’ve taken photos at an annual horse auction. The first time I was bored so I started taking pictures. Who knew a few people might want them. This isn’t a big-paying gig. Gratuities really. They’ve … Continue reading

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