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Attended University of Kentucky
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A study of shadows in downtown Cincinnati.
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The importance of shadow in my photography. 
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They won their case, but the patent trolls put them $100k in the hole. Help them out and spread the word--please share!
Learn more at www.endpatentabuse.com Frivolous lawsuits threaten the livelihood of small businesses across America. One particular individual has claimed a monopoly on a common-sense and long-standing method of posting and organizing race images online. Ten photography companies have been sued, a...
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Shots from a gray day in downtown Cincinnati.
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Good overview on the National Forest Service brouhaha. I think that what it ultimately comes down to is whether or not your shooting activities would cause a disruption of park services.
Over the last week I’ve gotten a bunch of questions and requests asking what I thought about the recent news with the National Forest Service proposal ...
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Some recent articles on composition for photographers:

http://digital-photography-school.com/8-quick-composition-tips-to-help-improve-your-images/

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/09/08/composing-better-cityscapes-building-photos-ground/#.VA3iGsJdXTo

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/the-golden-ratio-applied-to-photographic-composition/

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/photography-composition-tips/

https://fstoppers.com/architecture/ultimate-guide-composition-part-one-just-say-nokeh-31359

https://fstoppers.com/education/ultimate-guide-composition-part-two-beyond-basics-32902

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/composition-guidelines-for-great-photography/

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/how-to-frame-your-shots-to-avoid-excessive-cropping/

http://photofocus.com/2014/08/08/photographic-composition-using-the-corners-of-the-frame/

http://digital-photography-school.com/using-depth-of-field-as-a-compositional-tool/

http://digital-photography-school.com/a-new-photographers-guide-to-composition/

http://digital-photography-school.com/using-composition-create-powerful-portraits/

http://petapixel.com/2014/07/14/great-presentation-gives-solid-tips-and-examples-on-composition-in-street-photography/

http://www.diyphotography.net/posing-light-selective-composition-getting-best-nowhere-location/

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/7-photography-composition-tips-you-dont-want-to-miss/

http://dmc-365.blogspot.com/2014/06/composition-choices-tension-at-edge-of.html

http://petapixel.com/2014/06/27/useful-two-part-beginner-tutorial-will-help-understand-basics-composition/

http://tinylanscapes.wordpress.com/2014/04/26/composition-and-the-viewer/

http://www.diyphotography.net/why-composition-is-so-damn-important/

http://digital-photography-school.com/using-balance-in-your-landscape-photography-composition/

http://www.mattk.com/2014/05/28/landscape-photography-and-the-rule-of-3/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=landscape-photography-and-the-rule-of-3

http://digital-photography-school.com/simplify-improve-composition-normal-long-lenses
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Random Photography Lighting Links From My Evernote Account

http://digital-photography-school.com/the-classic-portrait-how-to-build-and-use-your-own-portable-portrait-studio/

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/dynamic-high-key-and-low-key-portrait-lighting-tutorial/

http://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/08/20/useful-photography-tip-106-three-ways-make-one-light-look-like-two/#.U_88atKwIqc

http://www.diyphotography.net/15-hard-core-lighting-setups-light-like-ninja/

http://digital-photography-school.com/great-portraits-one-light/

http://improvephotography.com/29437/macgyver-clamshell-light-making-friends-look-best/

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/5-lighting-tips-to-improve-your-photography/

https://fstoppers.com/bts/beyond-key-building-subtle-light-setup-22503

http://www.lightstalking.com/12-simple-ways-to-bounce-light-and-capture-better-portraits

http://www.diyphotography.net/inverse-square-law-light-explained-simplest-way-possible/

http://www.picturecorrect.com/tips/how-to-use-a-softbox-and-photoshop-for-retro-style-portraits/

http://digital-photography-school.com/using-off-camera-flash-to-fix-lighting-problems-for-outdoor-portraits/

http://digital-photography-school.com/7-simple-single-light-portrait-setups-illustrated/

http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-use-a-gobo-to-add-depth-to-your-portraits-with-subtractive-lighting/

http://fstoplounge.com/2014/06/let-there-be-light-part-1/

http://petapixel.com/2014/05/31/back-basics-flash-photography-tips-beginners/

http://improvephotography.com/19250/rembrandt-lighting-awesome/

https://fstoppers.com/strobe-light/shoot-two-completely-different-lighting-setups-one-push-shutter-button-9308
Ed Verosky is a professional photographer and author based in New York. In this article, Verosky explains how to create classic portraits with minimal lighting equipment. To learn more about achieving great lighting in any situation, check out Verosky’s popular eBook, “100% Reliable Flash Photography.“ In photography, there are few things as compelling as a …
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This is what happens when the Thomas Kinkade of photography meets the high end of income inequity. Ridiculous.
Mr. Lik, an Australian photographer, has what many artists crave: buyers willing to spend big. But in the art world, price does not always equal value.
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I haven't updated my blog for a while, but here are some thoughts I've been having on my photography.
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Union Terminal
I've decided to take some time shooting a few of Cincinnati's well known icons for my collection. My plan is to pick one and go back there periodically at different times and in different weather conditions. Ultimately, I hope to have a nice collection of angles, processing styles and looks for each one. 

This is just a quick Lightroom edit of one of yesterday's shots, though not the one I will be choosing from that session (I'm still working on that one.) This is more of a documentary record that I was there.

To get this shot, I pulled into one of the turn lanes in the entry drive of the Terminal, and placed my tripod on top of our van. I actually used Olympus's 15mm body cap lens--mostly because it's the widest angle lens I have for my Lumix G5 at the moment--never let the lack of proper gear keep you from taking a shot you want to take.

If you want a shot like this, be set up by sunrise at this location with at least a 30mm full frame equivalent lens/sensor combination. If you want a hint of sunlight combined with the Terminal's lights, make sure you're set up well before 7:30, when they turn the lights on the building out (at least at this time of year.)
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Very nice.  One of my favorite sights in Cincinnati.
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I spent a few minutes of my lunch break waiting for someone to cross this walkway looking business - like.
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"40/50 – How to Remove Distracting Elements using the Enhanced Content Aware Tools in Photoshop CC" http://feedly.com/e/KCGHargV
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I am a full time reference librarian. My focus is teaching people how to automate the research process and become more efficient in their digital pursuits. Information is a raw material, and I want people to have access to as much of it as possible. 

My favorite way to unwind is photography. My main focus is architectural photography, because I spend my days in a city, and I have historic neighborhoods and a college campus nearby with an eclectic architectural history. I love the way light and line interact, and I love the fact that buildings don't move (much.)

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Fulfilled librarian and photographer with a wonderful wife, 5 children and 3 dogs in a very noisy house!
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