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Mike Olivella
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Almost Famous
See the guy in at the bottom of the photo? That's me, after getting run over by a Florida State University basketball player who came running towards me with a full head of steam as he tried to corral a loose ball. He wasn't able to stop in time and literal...

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Smoke It - Creating Smoke In Photoshop
The Before (L) and the After (R) -  If you've ever attempted a studio photo shoot with a fog machine you know very well what a challenge it can be to create the mood you're after. Unless you're a glutton for punishment and have the patience of a saint, usin...

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Fields Data Recovery - The Biggest Scam On Earth
As much as it pains me to tell this story, I'm doing it in the hopes of saving anyone who reads this from being scammed by a company that preys upon people who are in a state of panic and are ripe for the picking - like I was a few months ago. And, if you'r...

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Making Time For Some Wildlife Photography
Northern Pintails feeding in a fresh water impoundment Earlier this month, I had the chance to do something I haven't had the time or opportunity to do for a while - wildlife photography. I spent some time at the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge on the East C...

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My new home page.
My new home page which is now a gallery of 20-some images with a little bit of everything included I'm not quite sure what's up with Squarespace but it doesn't seem to be the same old reliable website design/creation website that I have been using for sever...

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Shooting Basketball From The Catwalks
A view of the catwalks and rafters at the Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL Normally, when one talks about being in the nosebleed section of a stadium or an arena it's usually not with a happy face. I love being in the nosebleed section when I sho...

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Grunge It, Part Deux
In Part I of my Blog post on processing images with some grunge I tried to show how using this technique can be one of the weapons you should have in your arsenal of image processing. In this segment, I'll walk you through how I create some of my grungy ima...

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In the too-cool-for-words category, I just found out that Scott Kelby published his list of Top Guest Blog posts for 2016. In his Top 2016 Guest Blogs, he included one that I wrote for him in February of last year along with posts by world class photographers like Glyn Dewis, Jeremy Cowart, and Alan Hess. I know I am not in the same class as photographers like those but it sure is flattering to think that I have been included with names like that....
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My Love-Hate Relationship With Catwalks
The view of the Tucker Center's basketball court in Tallahassee, Florida from the catwalks above the arena in 2014 Normally, when people talk about being in the nosebleed section of a stadium or an arena it's usually a sarcastic reference to being relegated...
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