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Raw or JPEG?

September 30, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This week I want to talk about the difference between shooting in RAW and JPEG...
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Fall Colors Workshop Waynesboro VA

September 25, 2022 - Hey Everyone! This blog is a special edition than my normal Friday blog. The Goldsboro Area Photography Club (GAPC) has...
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What is your EDC (Every Day Carry) Camera

September 22, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This week I want to talk about the camera you take with you where ever you go....
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How do you Share your Photography?

September 16, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week! As Photographers we should take photographs for ourselves first. Taking what we...
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RavPower File hub Update.

September 08, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is doing great this week. If you can remember when I took my trip to Utah I was using A Ra...
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Tripod Replacement for Urban Photography

September 02, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing great this week. In a couple of weeks I have a trip planned that will take me in an urba...
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My Urban and Street Photography Kit for an upcoming trip.

August 25, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well. For the last couple of weeks I have been fine tuning my camera gear for an upcomi...
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My Trip to Shenandoah National Park

August 18, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope your doing great this week. I just got back from a weekend trip to Shenandoah National Park. This tri...
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Photography Hacks and Best Practices.

August 11, 2022 - Hey Every one! Hope your having a great week! This week I want to go over some hacks and best practices that I have deve...
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Advantages of shooting a Full Frame Sensor Camera.

August 04, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope your having a great week. Last week I talked about the advantages of shooting a crop sensor camera wh...
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Advantages of Shooting Crop Sensor Cameras!

July 29, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This week I want to talk about Mirrorless Crop Sensor Cameras and the advantage...
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Timing is Everything! For National and State Parks.

July 22, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're great this week. I just got back from a hike with my hiking buddy "Forrest the Wonder Dog" and...
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Photographing Vast Landscapes

July 08, 2022 - Whats Up Everyone! Hope you had a nice week. In this weeks discussion I'd like to talk about photographing vast, large l...
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Advantages of having a Photography Wingman for Travel!

June 30, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is doing well this week. As you know this year I have been concentrating my photography an...
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What went right on my Utah trip.

June 16, 2022 - Hey Everyone! How has your week gone? Me? I'm still reeling from my trip to Utah. And don't worry I'll bore you with all...
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Unexpected Surprise!

June 10, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well this week. This week has been a big week for me. I traded a couple of camera's in...
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Photography an Excuse to Get in Shape!

May 20, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day. This weeks topic is kind of strange. How can photography be an excu...
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Traveling with Camera's

May 13, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope this last week was a good one for you. This week I want to talk about traveling with your camera. M...
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Accessories for Beginning Photographers

May 06, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is doing well this week. This week I want to talk about what accessories I think beginning...
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National Parks VS State Parks

April 29, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope your week has gone well. Today we have the battle of the parks. National VS State parks. First of all...
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My Big Trip of the Year

April 21, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a great week. This weeks blog is about my big trip this year. I have been hinting around it b...
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Congaree NP Photography Trip

April 14, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing great today. This week I want to tell you about a weekend trip me and some other "Photo...
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What's in your Camera bag?

March 18, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you've had a good week. This week I want to talk about what you have in your camera bag. That's right...
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Trip to New Jersey

March 17, 2022 - Hey everyone! Hope you are doing well today. This week I want to talk about a trip I took with a photography explorer fr...
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Trip Planning

March 11, 2022 - Hey Everyone! This week is about trip planning! I am currently in quarantine due to Covid symptoms so I have plenty of t...
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Roadside Photography

March 04, 2022 - Hey Everyone! I hope that you are doing well and are healthy today. This weeks topic is Roadside Photography. What is Ro...
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How Things Change But One Thing Stays the Same

February 25, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope today finds you well and safe. Today is another soap box day. Just an old guy griping about days gone...
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Shoot with Purpose!

February 18, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're having a great day! This week I want to talk about how you shoot. When you either go out on a...
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What Plug-ins I use in Lightroom

February 11, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing fantastic today. This week I want to talk about plug-in's and what I use with Light...
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Using Old Tools with New Cameras

February 04, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing great today! This week I want to talk about old camera tools that still work today with...
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What Digital Photography Has Given Us

January 28, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing fine this week. Today I want to get on a soap box a little and Reminiscing of film...
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New "New Years Tradition"

January 21, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well so far this New Year! Back in 2020, my photo buddy, Robert, and I went to the coas...
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What My Filters Do

January 14, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well this week. This week's topic came from one of my camera club members that read an...
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Off Camera Lighting. Settings TTL vs Manual

January 07, 2022 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a super week! This week is a continuation of last weeks blog. Off camera lighting. If you hav...
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Updating Firmware on Everything!

December 31, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is well and healthy today. This week I want to discuss something I don't think I have talked...
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2021 Help Portrait Recap

December 24, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing well this week. This week I want to talk about the way I do community service as a...
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Using Camera's as Tools

December 17, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope this week finds you healthy and excited about photography! This and every week I give you my though...
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What Lens is best for Street Photography?

December 10, 2021 - Hey Everybody! I hope this day finds you well and Happy! Today's subject on what lens is best for street photography is...
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Troubleshooting , Its what we do!

November 26, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing great today! This week I wanted to talk about the act of capturing your image. What...
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Family Portraits over the Holidays

November 24, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing great! The holidays are coming up and its a really good time to get your camera out...
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GAPC (Goldsboro Area Photography Club) West Virginia Trip

November 19, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope Everybody is doing great. This week I wanted to tell you about my photography club's trip we took to...
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Buy New or Used?

November 12, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope ya'll are doing well today. This weeks topic is a big one for me. New or Used? For most of us money...
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What I Don't Miss Anymore!

October 22, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone has had a great week! This week I want to talk about something new in my bag. Something I ha...
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Lens Hoods and UV Filters?

October 14, 2021 - Hey Everybody! Hope your week is going well. This week I want to talk about two pieces of equipment that can be controve...
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The Myth About Always Shoot at 100 ISO!

October 08, 2021 - Hey Everybody! Hope this week has been fantastic for you! This week I want to talk about ISO settings on your camera. On...
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Buy Nice or Buy Twice!

September 30, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well today. This week I want to talk about purchasing equipment. Now I have GAS (Gear A...
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What Color Space Should I Use? SRGB or Adobe RGB

September 23, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope your having a great week! This week I want to talk about Color Space. What color space is and what yo...
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Learning Your Photo Equipment

September 16, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope y'all are doing great this week. This week I want to talk about learning how your equipment works. Ev...
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What Camera should I get?

August 19, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing great today. This week I want to talk about cameras! Yay! I haven't talked about cameras...
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New Photography Style for me!

August 13, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope y'all are doing great today. This week I want to talk about shooting something new. Something that is...
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Will things get back to Normal?

August 06, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope your week has been good. This blog will be more of me just talking to you instead of telling you abou...
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If you Pack it in Pack it Out! Please

July 23, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing fine this week. This week I want to talk about all of the new people that have started...
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Hiking Footwear

July 02, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope y'all are doing great this week. This week I want to talk about hiking and backpacking footwear, prob...
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Favorite Backpacking Accessories

June 25, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope you've had a good week and everyone is healthy and safe. This week I want to talk about some of my...
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The 10 Essentials of Backpacking

June 18, 2021 - Hey Yall! Hope everyone is doing fine this week. This week I wanted to cover the 10 essentials of things that you need t...
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Cooking on the Trail

June 11, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you've had a great week. This week I'm going to be talking about cooking on the trail while backpacki...
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Backpacking Camera Kit

June 04, 2021 - Hey everyone! Hope you are doing well today. This week I want to talk about my backpacking camera kit. Now if you have f...
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Pack Third Item of the Big Three

May 28, 2021 - Hey everyone! Hope you are having a great day! Today we're going to discuss the final item of the big three for backpack...
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Sleep System 2nd of Big 3

May 21, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you had a good week! Today we're going to talk about Sleep Systems, the 2nd part of the Big Three. Th...
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Where Can I Backpack?

May 07, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope everything is great with you today. Today we are continuing Backpacking theme. This weeks question...
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Backpacking-More than Just Hiking!

April 30, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. This week I'm going to start a series on backpacking. What it is,...
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Remote Shutter Release

April 22, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and happy! Today I want to talk about using a remote shutter release, why y...
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Camera Bag First Aid?

April 16, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and happy. Today I want to talk about first aid products that I cary with m...
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Spring is here!

April 09, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope you're doing well today! Spring is here! In North Carolina spring is in full force with pollen, sprin...
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My Studio Light Setup

March 05, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you safe and healthy! Today I want to talk about my studio lighting set up and the stro...
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My GoPro Setup

February 26, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. This week I want to talk to you about my GoPro action camera setu...
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What Photography Phone Apps Do I use?

February 19, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. It has been rainy and dreary here in North Carolina the last coup...
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Trip Planning "How I Plan for a Trip"

February 05, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today's topic is "Trip Planning." I love to take trips to photogr...
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Exploring your Backyard

January 29, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today I want to talk about Exploring. I think exploring is embedd...
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My New Photo Projects for 2021

January 15, 2021 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe today. I have finally done it. I have made the decision of what my proje...
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My Photography Bags and How I Use Them.

January 08, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today I want to talk about something that is near and dear to my...
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Monitor Calibration - When and Why

January 01, 2021 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today I want to talk to you about why I think you should calibrat...
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Idea Board "What is it?"

December 25, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe! This week I want to talk about coming up with ideas that can beco...
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Shooting in Black and White "Monochrome Experience"

December 18, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. This week I want to talk about black and white photography and wh...
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The Scoop on Light Meters

November 27, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is healthy and safe this week. This week I want to talk about light meters. There are basi...
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Do You Need a Tripod?

November 13, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today I want to talk about the three-legged monsters known as tri...
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Ole Betsy! How she takes me places!

November 06, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is healthy and safe today. Today I want to talk about an old friend of mine, Betsy. Ole Be...
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Visit Your State Parks

October 23, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe today. State parks are one of your state’s treasured resources. These hi...
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Under-Rated Car Camping?

October 09, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe today. Today I want to talk about car camping. First, let's describe wha...
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Where's Your Gallery?

August 28, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Where's your gallery? What a question. I thought of this at my vi...
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My Landscape Lens Setup

August 21, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. This week's blog is about my landscaping lens setup and what I th...
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Gear Review Lume Cube 2.0

August 07, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope you are doing well. Today is a review of a new addition to my camera bag -- the Lume Cube 2.0. This i...
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What Camera Mode to Shoot In

July 31, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope today finds you healthy and safe. Today's topic is what camera mode should you shoot in? Let's go b...
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Photographer’s Are the Ultimate Scavenger Hunters

July 24, 2020 - Hey everyone! Hope ya'll are doing well and are healthy and safe. What's up with the title this week, "Photographers Are...
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Landscape Photographers "Leave No Trace"

July 17, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe. Photographers are tearing up the landscapes we love. With the growing p...
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How to "Slowly" upgrade your Photo Equipment

July 09, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe. As you know photography is an expensive hobby. Unless you're one of the...
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Do I need to upgrade to full frame?

July 03, 2020 - Hey everyone! Hope everyone is healthy and safe. This week's topic is about upgrading your camera kit to a full frame se...
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Basic Tips to Astro Photography

June 26, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope everyone is doing well and is healthy and safe. This topic is a spur of the moment one that just occu...
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I’m all in, are you?

June 19, 2020 - Hey, everyone! I hope everyone is doing well and is healthy. I'm all in, are you? What does the title of this blog mean?...
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Pre-Photoshoot Checklist

June 05, 2020 - Hey Everyone! Hope y'all are healthy and safe this week. I've got a question for you. Have you ever gone to a photoshoot...
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Backyard Camping

May 08, 2020 - Hey everyone! Today's topic is about camping in your backyard. Yes, your backyard. I know a lot of you haven't slept in...
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Luminar 4 Review

April 24, 2020 - Hi Everyone! This is a review of Luminar 4 and the editing possibilities that it brings. As you know, I have been a true...
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10 At Home Photography Ideas To Try While You're Stuck At Home

April 10, 2020 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone is healthy and safe. During the Coronavirus situation that we have going on now, a lot of...
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Finding the Silver Lining to Self-Quarantine

March 27, 2020 - Hi Everyone! I hope that all of my friends and followers are safe and healthy. The last week or so the Coronavirus has b...
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Composite Photography/ Fake News?

February 07, 2020 - Hey Everyone! What a title. I thought of this subject while at my photography club's meeting the other night. We were go...
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I'm Back! What I've Been up To

October 06, 2019 - Wow! It's been a long time since my last posted blog. I've had a lot of family things going on and really haven't had th...
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Luminar 3 with Libraries First Look

January 13, 2019 - Hey Everyone! I hope everyone's new year is starting out good. In this blog post I want to talk about the new Luminar 3...
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Keeping Photography Sharp During Holidays

December 16, 2018 - Hey Everyone! The holidays are upon us and everyone is hustling and bustling to get things done before the family comes...
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Help Portrait "Photographers Giving Back"

December 08, 2018 - The first Saturday in December since 2008 has been Help Portrait day. All over the world on this day photographers get t...
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Photography Trip Packing

November 10, 2018 - Hi Photo Buddies! My last blog was about my photo trip I took to Washington DC with my camera club on our annual Fall Wo...
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Fall Workshop Washington DC

November 03, 2018 - Hey everyone! Its been a while since I've written a blog sorry for that but we had our yearly fall workshop with my phot...
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1961 Canon Canonet 19

July 14, 2018 - The Canon Canonet 19 is a sleek retro looking camera with great lines and a non-cluttered look. It was the first of the...
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My Film Project

June 05, 2018 - I have started shooting film again. Why, you ask? I began my photography obsession many years ago in the mid '70s, which...
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Does Gear Really Make the Photo II, Post trip conclusions

October 28, 2017 - Hey everyone! I hope you've had a good couple of weeks. Well, this is a Part II to the "Does Gear Really Make the Photo?...
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Product Review Neewer N40S

September 19, 2017 - Hey, Everyone! I've got a new product review that I want to share with you. As you may know, I have fallen in love with...
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Does Gear Really Make the Photo?

August 14, 2017 - They say that admitting to a problem is the first step in solving a problem, so here goes. I have been a gear hound for...
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Hiking Gear

December 09, 2016 - As a landscape and nature photographer, hiking is kind of second nature. You have to get to great locations to get great...
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2016 Fall Colors Workshop

November 15, 2016 - Yet again I have had a long break between blog posts, mostly because of my laziness, I guess. Life gets in the way. My w...
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Day Trip to NC Transportation Museum

January 22, 2016 - I got to ride on a CHOO, CHOO! I took a day trip to the NC Transportation Museum. It is a fun Museum to visit especially...
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Fall Colors Workshop

November 06, 2015 - I attended my photography's club 2nd annual Fall Colors workshop in the mountains of North Carolina. Last year 8 of us w...
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Adobe Lightroom "Map Module"

October 30, 2015 - What is the Map Module? The Map Module in Lightroom lets you see where your photo's were taken in Google Maps. It is als...
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Adobe Lightroom "Library Module"

October 23, 2015 - Organizing, Rating, Culling, Exporting, Social media, Collections, Key wording. These are all things that Adobe Lightroo...
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Adobe Lightroom "Importing Photo's"

October 16, 2015 - This is the first in a series of tutorials on Adobe Lightroom. While I was at a local Photography Club meeting I overhea...
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Post Processing in Lightroom "My Work Flow" The 5 Step Tango

October 09, 2015 - Post Processing is a huge subject and could be talked about for years on the how to's and such. There are many photo edi...
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What's in My Bag? Or Bags?

October 02, 2015 - There are many "whats in your bag" blogs or videos but I just don't have one bag, I have many. I have my daily carry bag...
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The Photographers Eye! How to See the world like a Photographer!

September 18, 2015 - People often say you take good pictures or where do you go to get good Photos? The real answer is that good photographs...
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Three Legged Monsters! "Tripods"

September 11, 2015 - Tripods, Tripods, Tripods! Tripods can be a very controversial subject among photographers. Some don't even own one and...
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Groupies! Photography Clubs / Organizations

September 04, 2015 - One of the best decisions that I have made "photography wise" was to join my local photography club. For years I have be...
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