Saturday, December 6, 2008

At the Scene of the Crime

This guy had no problem remaining at the scene of the crime yesterday. That bird feeder is supposed to be in a tree...

Monday, November 17, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

NOT Our New Pet

The infamous Eastview bear finally made it to our house the other day. I'd just gotten back from a shoot and glanced out the window only to see it chowing down on the contents of our Hummingbird feeder.

He or she would have probably hung around the rest of the day, but I had another shoot to attend, so I ultimately made noise inside the house until he headed into the woods. Prior to this, at one point he was as close as two feet to the back door.

The DNR officer I called suggested we remove our bird feeders and keep our trash cans in the garage to help ensure that our yard wouldn't be added to the bear's usual route through the neighborhood.

I like nature as much as the next guy, but I have no desire to see this, or any other bear, at my home again.

The not so great pictures were shot through a double pane window that could have stood to be cleaned, but alas, no time to do so.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Autumn is Coming...

...and if you have any doubt, check the Weis Market entrance area....

Friday, August 15, 2008

Another FCC Ad Campaign Shot

...with thanks to Pierre Bowins for giving it the star treatment.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

FCC Ad Campaign Begins

The first ad I shot for Frederick Community College's latest campaign ran in print and online recently. I really like the design of these.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Lorenzo Moscia

Really strong photojournalism.

I can't believe I've never heard of him until today.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008


...has officially replaced Autumn as my favorite season. They're both beautiful times of the year here, but Autumn isn't tainted with the large scale leaf management operation that I have to anticipate as winter approaches...

Wednesday, May 7, 2008


I don't do a ton of food shoots, but for whatever the reason most tend to be of sweets; candy, cookies, etc.

This is great, because we always have to have more product on hand than needed for the photos.

I'm not talking about morsels that we've had our hands all over and arranged in the studio, but the extra pieces which are left in the packages after the ones for the beauty shots have been selected.

I'm the lucky guy who gets to keep most of the leftovers.

Yesterday I shot a number of products for Catoctin Popcorn. If you visit their web site you'll see that this is not your everyday popcorn.

Tuxedo is one of their newest specialties, and it tastes as good as it looks in the photo below.

Here's a quick G9 snapshot of some of the other leftovers which currently reside in both my kitchen and my stomach:

While popcorn is this company's specialty, they also have numerous other treats available, including gormet nuts, brittles, and more. Good stuff!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I Made The Cut

I made a submission to former Men's Journal and Outside magazine Photo Editor Rob Haggart's call for photographs to be included in a slide show. He's circulating it among other photo editors of national magazines and assorted big shots.

Hopefully all 297 of us who made it will now become rich and famous.

I understand that there were over 3300 photos submitted, all told.

I'm very pleased to have a shot in the show. Thank you, Rob Haggart!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Call Me Old Fashioned

This post has been deleted due to a blown link (not my fault)!

Monday, April 7, 2008

You Too Can Be a Photographer

If you'd like to try your hand at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition photo shoot while saving tens of thousand of dollars in photographic equipment, logistical nightmares, trip planning, and ego massaging, you now have your opportunity right here.

What, pray tell, will they think of next?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Time Passes

I shot this yesterday. Here's what it looked like in 2005.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Remind Me Not To Complain...

...about anything....
The Photographer
The Story

Friday, March 14, 2008

Latest Cover

I have the cover shot on the new Destination Frederick County magazine, published by the Tourism Council of Frederick County Inc. and designed by Jean Peterson Design.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Colin Makes the Evening News!

My son the composer can be seen here in a WCCO Minnesota televison news broadcast of the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Arts. His original composition is performed at the 1:14 mark and he's seen with his laptop at 1:22.


Sunday, March 2, 2008

Reason #999...

... why I'm glad I don't shoot weddings can be found here.

That said, if I was a wedding photographer the only question in my mind about this ceremony would be, "Is their money as green as everyone else's?"

If so, I'd be there with cameras in hand, a smile on my face, and best wishes for the happy couple.

Monday, February 25, 2008

REALLY Heavy Metal

By choice, I shoot very little work for artists, because there's usually just too much baggage attached.

It's usually the I don't know what I want but I 'll know it when I see it! syndrome along with You want HOW MUCH to photograph my artwork?

But today was different.

Back in the dark ages of the early 1970's, I knew Scott Cawood casually at our small high school. Then, we went about 30-couple of years without any contact.

We hooked up last year via our mutual client, Metropolitan Choppers. This will give you an idea of the kind of stuff Scott is into these days, among other things.

He does a lot of other extremely unique things too, and you can see them on his web site.

Scott would be the first to tell you that he had no real inclination towards art while a student, but after doing some time in the Coast Guard and then working for a company that produced exhibition mounting fixtures for museums, he just knew he had to do it.

And do it he does.

We shot two of his latest projects; both completely hand fabricated custom motorcycle gasoline tank motifs. These things just knock you over with their awesomeness!

Scott said he has a bunch of other ideas in mind for more of these unique sculptures, and I can't wait to see them. He's a really good guy and and as far as I'm concerned his mind is just up there on the astral plane when it comes to creating things that fulfill his vision.

Bear in mind that Scott starts out with scrap metal.

Here are a few of the photos:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

About Photography No. 2

... I love photography, not cameras. I love my teeth to be clean, but have no particular affection for my toothbrush.
- Tommy Ga-Ken Wan

This guy's got it going on, and his great work is here.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Heavy Metal

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


What I did on my winter vacation (when I wasn't coughling and wiping my nose)...


Thursday, January 3, 2008


...ages 24 and 17 and they're still on speaking terms; not only with each other, but with me as well!