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Sometimes My Head Is In the Clouds….


I’m the first to admit I can easily get lost in taking pictures. Capturing various images is honestly fun. Not to mention, the best way to learn is to practice. A few years ago I became obsessed with shooting cloud photos.

At first I thought something was wrong with me. Why capture clouds? Continue reading Sometimes My Head Is In the Clouds….

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Creative Jumpstart: Create In Black and White

Black and White

Last week I spoke about shading and how you can spark your creativity. Today, let’s talk about that creative spark through making art in black and white.

I love a good, powerful, black and white image. Think about the last time you saw a beautifully composed photo in black and white, how did it make you feel?

What about a drawing?  Continue reading Creative Jumpstart: Create In Black and White

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Find Shapes In Nature And Architecture



The basics of art and photography are shapes. Even in nature, I’m looking for shapes.

Trees, hills, bushes, flower petals, you name it. It’s about shapes. And drawing, especially mandalas is well, shapes and lines.

Take the picture above, it’s nothing more than lines and simple shapes.  Continue reading Find Shapes In Nature And Architecture

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Landscape Photography: Lake Minnewaska, New York

New York State is an absolutely beautiful place to live or visit. The landscapes from Long Island to the Finger Lakes give us photographers much to shoot.

Last weekend, the family and I took a little day trip to Lake Minnewaska in the Mohonk Preserve. Located in the Mid-Hudson Valley just past New Paltz, this state park is a gorgeous area. Picnic, hike, bike, swim, or just sit and take in the natural.

I used to visit as a kid and would go hiking with my dad. Now, I’m the dad and take my little man on the trails.

Here a few shots to give you some inspiration:

A little-hidden rock formation. Reminding me of something from a fantasy novel.

The view from a break in the trees along the Red path.


One last shot of the view. It was a beautiful day and perfect for a hike.


Live each day. Get out into nature. Bring a camera. Remember that phone you’re attached to? Take some pictures and enjoy the beauty of our natural world.

Remember too, when you’re on marked trails, stay on the path. Don’t disturb what nature gives us. No photo is worth destroying the nature we enjoy.

Go. Live. Be.

P.S. I captured these images using an LG Stylo 2. 

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5 Beautiful Photos To Inspire You

I believe art and photography inspire us in ways nothing else can. So, since it’s Wednesday and the proverbial “hump day,” why not find some inspiration in some beautiful photos by some awesome photographers!

Sam Ferrara


Massimo Mancini


Graham Holtshausen

Patrick Hendry

Chris Holgersson

Live. Love. Go.