Archive for November, 2011

Good Short Article on Photographing Dogs

November 27th, 2011 No comments

Current has published a short article on photographing dogs called: “5 Tips for Photographing Dogs” By Trevor Current

The Tips cover:

  1. Location [of photo shoot]
  2. Get To Know the Dog
  3. Find Their Motivation
  4. Be Flexible [because they are not human]
  5. To Leash or Not To Leash [safety issue]
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Pet Portraits

November 26th, 2011 No comments

Here are a couple of recent Pet Portraits [click on photo to enlarge].   In many way Pet Portraits are harder than Adult Portraits.  Pets, especially Cats, do not take posing suggests.  Additional portraits can be found here.


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Smartphone Picture Test

November 25th, 2011 No comments

I visited a local Photo Store /  Gallery where pictures from Smartphone are displayed.  I am astonished, absolutely astonished.   Before seeing this display I would not have believed the quality.  This peaked my interest and while at a local coffee shop I decided to do an informal test.  I used a Samsung Transform (mid range smart phone) and Lightroom 3.

The original jpegs from the phone were grainy, but not as bad as I would have expected.   Next I used Lightroom 3 to remove the noise and improve the overall quality of the picture.  I was quite pleased.

I’ll have to use my smartphone more often.

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Import of Blogger Content

November 24th, 2011 No comments

You will notice that the content on this blog has grown.  I decided to import my blogger photo blog ( content into this site.

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Google SEO

November 24th, 2011 No comments

While visiting a local photo shop I picked up a copy of PhotoMedia, a publication in the western Unite States.  Inside is an interesting article titled “Why Photographers Should Care about Search Engine Optimization” [here].  In case this is new to you, SEO stand for Search Engine Optimization.  This article focused on  Google but also gave hints for other search engines.  The article contained useful information that can be used on your website to make it easier for Google to index and place higher in a search rank.

Thought I would pass it along to the community.


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Model Releases (and Property releases)

November 23rd, 2011 No comments

I decided to do some research on Model Releases.  While doing so I came across the following resource by Dan Heller Photography.  It also addresses property release and how it is often widely misunderstood.  Very comprehensive.

“However, property does not have any special rights like people do. That is, buildings are not protected by privacy and publicity laws. Therefore, the people who own the property have no right to stop the publication of such images on those grounds. However, they can protect their property through trademark registration.”   – Dan Heller Photography


Sample Model Release From Dan Heller Photography

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El Tour of Tucson

November 19th, 2011 No comments

Got up early today to participate in BSA Troop 739 annual aid station at El Tour of Tucson.  The entire photo series can be found here.  Photos are part of a ongoing fundraiser to the troop.  It was a fun but long day.


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Local Mountain Scape

November 18th, 2011 No comments

Local Mountain Scape taken on one of my Boy Scout camp out.

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House Cat

November 17th, 2011 No comments


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Move to new website

November 16th, 2011 No comments

I now have a new website.

It can be found here,


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