Apple Mob

Date October 23, 2011

I’ve worked with ImprovAZ in the past & had an opportunity to photography a “secret prank” today as 30+ individuals wore a blue t-shirt with what looks like an apple logo and heart mashed together. Originally we wondered if the flash mob would out number the employees/customers in the store but today it was packed! […]

Mayor Jay Tibshraeny called me about the Multicultural Festival

Date March 2, 2011

Recently there was a Multicultural Festival in downtown Chandler, AZ; I thought it was pretty cool event so I took my camera and headed out. I enjoyed the citizenship ceremony and the events. I made several photos and then shared them with groups that were involved including the City of Chandler. Recently I noticed a […]

Boyce Thompson Arboretum photowalk

Date July 12, 2010

When you tweet about photography you tend to gravitate towards other local photos and them to you. This is how I came to know Tom Boggan a local former East Valley Tribune photographer who is now a professional freelancer. Prior to Easter I’d heard about this photowalk where Tom answered questions and shared whatever information […]

Mayview State Hospital; or, dump the film, punk.

Date June 16, 2010

I was driving by an old abandoned building this morning in the rain and came across a woman on the side of the road with a Canon Rebel & binoculars. I pulled over to say hello and see what she was shooting. She said she was “birding” and lived in Houston. I told her I […]

Have Faith in your Art

Date June 8, 2010

I am the editor for The Music Matters Project, a not for profit music photography benefit project out of Arizona in conjunction with Sweet Relief a benefit for terminally ill recording artists out of California. Today I wrote a post on art, what it means, and why we, as artists, need to have faith in […]

Top 10 Rules for shooting family portraits outside

Date November 30, 2009

I was hired to shoot a Christmas family portrait session and frankly I was nervous. See, I’ve been paid before but it’s usually candid, or sports. Nothing where I set it up or anything, and the “customer” has always been faceless. This time it was a friend who wanted family photos for the holidays. She’s […]

Urban Exploration

Date August 5, 2009

Several months ago I was searching through Flickr looking at random shots and categories when I came across a few photos that really caught my eye. They were shot in old, beat up, dilapidated buildings somewhere. They were shots from photographers who do what they call “Urban Spelunking” or “Urban Exploration”. It seems there’s a […]

You too can be a Yearbook photographer!

Date February 11, 2009

In 1989 I was a Yearbook staff member and met some phenomenal people, like Jackie Sullivan. She was a tall, thin wisp of a woman who worked in the Children’s Museum on the Northside of Pittsburgh. We lost touch when she graduated but a decade later I was the yearbook advisor in Mt Lebanon High […]