Photographing Cars at Outdoor Shows
Apr20

Photographing Cars at Outdoor Shows

The images you see here were made at the April, ’15 Cars & Coffee event sponsored in part by Vehicle Vault, 18301 Lincoln Meadows Parkway Parker, Colorado 80134. The next event is May 9, 2015. Starts: 9:00 am, ends: – 12:00 pm Light has four major qualities: color, quality, quantity, and direction. As photographers seeking to master the art of exposure, seeing that light is the key mastering the art of exposure If...

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Your Photography is What You Make of it
Apr17

Your Photography is What You Make of it

“Vitaque mancipio nulli datur, omnibus usu.”—Lucretius (96-55 BC) In case your Latin isn’t up to speed, one translation is: “Life isn’t given to anyone, but just given on loan to everyone.” When applied to my own photography I think this means making the kind of images that I like. I believe that the process of making photographs extends far beyond merely snapping a shutter. Manipulating images has been a part...

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Valentines Day Photo Walk
Feb09

Valentines Day Photo Walk

The Vehicle Vault in Parker, CO partnered with Cars and Coffee “to host this popular series of social gathering and to bring you to Parker to start what will grow into being the best and only place to be for car lovers”…and (if I can add) photographers too. I’ll be there, although I’ll be parking my car instead of showing it off, and hope to see you there at well. I’m hoping to have something more interesting...

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Photographing Corvettes at Grand Lake, CO
Aug15

Photographing Corvettes at Grand Lake, CO

It’s that time of year again—Car Show season—and classic cars are rolling onto manicured lawns for Concours d’Elegance and shows with Hot Rod are popping up an the nearest asphalt surface. This Sunday is the Fifth Annual Corvette Mountain Madness People’s Choice Car Show in Grand Lake, Colorado. Admission is free and runs from 10 AM to 2 PM. Click the link for more information. Update: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mary and I will...

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Photographing Cars at Outdoor Shows
Aug02

Photographing Cars at Outdoor Shows

It’s that time of year again when classic cars are rolling onto manicured lawns for Concours d’Elegance and shows with Hot Rod start popping up an the nearest asphalt surface. Tomorrow, is the 8th Annual Chenango Car Show in Centennial, Colorado and I’ll be there. The show features classics, hot rods, antiques, trucks, in short…anything with wheels. Admission is free and runs from 10 AM to 2 PM. Click the link for...

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It’s Collector Car Appreciation Day
Jul11

It’s Collector Car Appreciation Day

When some people see the above photograph they often assume  I was just walking by this little tableaux and happened to have my camera with me and took a picture. The truth is much more complicated than that.  Read the whole story here. The U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 493 designating July 11, 2014 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” The date marks the fifth commemoration in what has become an annual event to celebrate and...

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The Importance of Testing
Apr10

The Importance of Testing

Back when everybody was shooting film, testing was an important part of improving your photography and most people wouldn’t shoot an assignment or important images before testing the concept or gear beforehand. Medium and large format studio shooters used (expensive) Polaroid film before clicking the shutter and others would shoot test rolls or run clip tests before trying some thing new. Along comes digital capture with instant...

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