Category Archives: Fine Art & Personal Projects

Recent Published Images and Fine Art Wholesale (Bloomington Normal Photographer)

Licensing previously created images continues to be a steady line of business, usually because buyers find my keyworded images via this blog. Continue reading

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Medium Format Film Photography Series Part 2: Garden of the Gods (Phoenix Fine Art Photographer)

Last week, I posted medium format photography images from Acadia National Park and Ogunquit, Maine in Part 1 of this series. In today’s Part 2, I’ve posted fine art photos made in Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado, when … Continue reading

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Medium Format Film Photography Series: New England / Acadia National Park (Phoenix Fine Art Photographer)

My 120mm film has been piling up in recent years, but I am finally catching up! I shoot 120mm / medium format photography with my Rolleicord. This is the first in a series of posts I’ll share in the coming … Continue reading

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“Donkey in Sonoita” Published in Black and White Magazine (Cheyenne Fine Art Photographer)

I recently achieved a long time goal: getting an image published in Black and White magazine, one of the best magazines for photographers. I was particularly proud that the image they selected for publication is one of my medium format … Continue reading

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How to Sell Fine Art Photography (with Romy Owens @ OKC SMUG)

Our February OKC SMUG meeting featured local fine art photographer Romy Owens, teaching us about how to create, market, price, and sell fine art photography. Romy is an incredibly accomplished and well-networked fine artist – you know, the rare kind … Continue reading

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2011 Wrap-Up #6: My Life in Word Pictures

When you shoot often enough, certain motifs unintentionally pop up in your work (like cigars or food and drink). For the final post in my 2011 Wrap-Up Series, I created a slideshow of my iPhone images from 2011 featuring word … Continue reading

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Part 7: Conclusions From My Signage Project (What is the Best Camera?)

Earlier this year I embarked on a personal photography project which entailed shooting retro-styled signage around Oklahoma City with three different cameras (iPhone 4, DSLR, Medium Format Film). In six previous posts, I shared images from that project and explained various … Continue reading

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Framed Toyota FJ-40 Print Ready-to-Hang, Perfect Holiday Gift Idea for a Car-Lover

This print of a bunch of old, decaying Toyota FJ-40s I stumbled upon in an alley was recently exhibited at the inaugural Oklahoma Creativity Forum , and now it needs a permanent home! If you are interested in owning him, please … Continue reading

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Part 6: Is A Camera’s Aspect Ratio Important? (Tower Theatre / Retro Oklahoma City)

Does aspect ratio really matter? I mean, you can just crop images to any aspect you’d like in post-production, right? I mentioned previously that I used three different cameras in this personal photography project. One of the reasons why I … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Grand Opening in OKC: Before-and-After Construction Photos

Hurray! The OKC Whole Foods Grand Opening is Wednesday, October 12th, at the newly developed Triangle at Classen Curve. (Note: The images in this post, and other related images, are available for license through my website.) When we first moved here, we … Continue reading

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Part 5: Dynamic Range Tutorial + Camera Comparison: Hi-Lo Club (Oklahoma City Signage Project)

Since explaining my methodology for this personal fine art project in Part 1 of this series, I’ve considered which type of camera makes the best final image (Part 2) the best raw image (Part 3) Now, for Part 4: Which camera has the best dynamic … Continue reading

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Part 4: Vintage Restaurant Signs in Oklahoma City (Oklahoma City Signage Project)

Without commentary…enjoy these images, both captured on 120 film with my Rolleicord.

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Part 3: Before and After Images, Ritz Theatre (Retro Oklahoma City)

Everyone loves to debate whether a “good camera” is required in order to take “good pictures.” (If photographers had a dime for every time we’ve heard “you take such great photos; you must have a really good camera” we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Part 2: iPhone vs. Instagram vs. Full-Frame DSLR vs. Medium Format (Retro Oklahoma City)

Recently I explained the goals, equipment, and process behind my most recent personal photography project, images of retro signage around Oklahoma City. One of my intents was to study the differences in quality among various camera formats. So,  – here we … Continue reading

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Part 1: My Latest Personal Photography Project – Goals, Equipment, and Process (Fine Art Photography)

Personal projects are important for all types of photographers. I aim to regularly engage in projects in order to test gear, study different techniques, grow my portfolio, add to my stock inventory, and stay connected to my love of photography. … Continue reading

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What Happened Last Night at Photo Slam

Last night I was honored to be among the 12 Oklahoma photographers that presented their work at the second Photo Slam, hosted by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Each Photo Slam participant had … Continue reading

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My Image in CONNECT (Oklahoma City Museum of Art Magazine)

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art selected one of my fine art works for the promo for Photo Slam in Volume 2011, Issue 2 of CONNECT (excerpt used with permission of OKCMOA): I hope you can join me and the 11 … Continue reading

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Europe Trip #9: Medium Format (Rolleicord)

I brought along my Rolleicord (medium format camera) to Europe. I used in-camera meter on my DSLR to meter exposure when needed. I am thrilled in particular with the quality of the color images – I used Kodak Extar (120) at … Continue reading

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Europe Trip #7: The Swiss Alps

If you go to Switzerland, make sure you actually go UP into the mountains. Viewing them from Interlaken alone is only 10% of the experience. The Alps are truly stunning. While they aren’t the highest mountains in the world in … Continue reading

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Europe Trip #5: Rural Germany and Switzerland

Quick: When you think of Switzerland, what do you think of? Heidi, cows, chocolate, yodeling, cheese, mountains, chocolate, chocolate, cheese, cheese, cheese. Cheese from cows. Do you think this guy knows how good he has it? Hiking in the Swiss … Continue reading

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