Masked Kitties - zadflowers

An artist streak runs in my family. My father painted and gave me an old Kodak camera when I was young. Painting frustrated me, as I was never able to put on canvas what was in my head. So I was always taking pictures. I loved animals from a very young age, having a “pet” squirrel that would follow me into the house, which would make my mother so mad. We weren’t allowed to have pets, so I made pets of any wild animal that trusted me. They were my subjects and for the most part, still are (like Masked Kitties). 

Masked Kitties - Forest Cat

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Getting to Know You: Behind the Lens with Jill Wellington

When I first saw photos from Jill’s Vintage Val series I knew I wanted to talk to her about it.  As an avid thrift shopper and junk enthusiast myself, I love how Jill incorporates found objects into her vision-driven photos.

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Jill Wellington is a portrait photographer in Michigan.  While she still photographs several sessions a month, she is now teaching photography and photo editing through her blog, video tutorials on her Youtube Channel and weekly newsletter.  She just opened an Etsy shop to sell the digital backgrounds she spent years producing for her own professional photography.

 What’s the silliest photo of yourself that you’re willing to share?

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Harold Davis - Translucency of Rosa on Black

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Harold Davis - Road Less Traveled

Road Less Traveled © Harold Davis

When I lead workshops, I often find myself repeating the common saying, “Want to make more interesting photos, put yourself in front of more interesting things.” This is fair enough. As Ansel Adams memorably put it, “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.”

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We are back again with Jeff McPheeters as he shares his technical post-processing workflow to perfecting the storm. Learn tips and tricks for camera settings to yield better storm photography, as well as great tips for perfecting your images.

Did you miss part 1 Into the Storm with Jeff McPheeters or part 2 Catching the Storm with Jeff McPheeters? Well read them before continuing on to part 3!

Jeff McPheeters Storm Photography: Wall Cloud in Kansas

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We are back with Kansas native and photographer, Jeff McPheeters, who shares some insights on how he prepares for catching the storm. Learn how he prepares for photographing different weather patterns, what he looks for to create a great composition, tips and tricks to great storm photography, and more! Did you miss part 1, Into the Storm with Jeff McPheeters? Read it before you read part 2 and then continue onto part 3, Perfecting the Storm with Jeff McPheeters.

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