Wordy Wednesday #442: Homage to Jerry Garcia
May17

Wordy Wednesday #442: Homage to Jerry Garcia

“I’m gonna beat it on down the line.”—The Grateful Dead Jerry Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist, best known for his work with the band the Grateful Dead, which came to prominence during the counterculture era in the 1960s. He performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire thirty-year career (1965–1995.). The VW Microbus was also a symbol of the 1960s....

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Wordy Wednesday #198 “Barn in the Snow”
Feb24

Wordy Wednesday #198 “Barn in the Snow”

Whenever I get a new camera of my own, or one that I’m testing for Shutterbug magazine, this blog or our sister bog, Mirrorless Photo Tips, I like to test it by photographing a favorite location. Now that I’m living on Daisy Hill, I drive into Parker, CO and walk around O’Brien Park often photographing the gazebo there. But when I lived North of Denver, there was a farm that I went by on my daily walk and over the years I photographed...

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Documenting a Changing World
Jan12

Documenting a Changing World

Everybody needs a hobby, and in my case, I like to photograph barns and as the Colorado landscape has become ever more urbanized I’ve been forced out onto the eastern prairie in search of old farm structures. If my avocation sounds interesting to you, here’s my personal rules for photographing barns. Keep in my that these are my rules for me. Treat them as suggestions for your own photography. Rule 1: Always ask permission. Don’t walk...

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Photography: Is it Art or Commerce?
Mar30

Photography: Is it Art or Commerce?

“Drinking beer doesn’t make you fat, It makes you lean….against tables, chairs, and poles.”—Anonymous Sometimes I think that photography is a lot like Miller’s Lite beer. Instead of tastes great or less filling, the argument would go — is it art or commerce? One of the problems with the business side of photography is that we always don’t get to choose the kind of assignments that come our way. Bread-and-butter studio or...

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Wordless Wednesday #002, “Eagle Taking a Bath “
Mar21

Wordless Wednesday #002, “Eagle Taking a Bath “

Eagle at the Denver Zoo Taking a Bath. © 2012 Joe...

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Transportation Thursday: Photographing Your Own Car
Aug29

Transportation Thursday: Photographing Your Own Car

Automobiles make great photographic subjects. Whether photographing a Ferrari on a road course or enjoying the quiet elegance of a vintage Packard Sport Phaeton parked on the manicured grass of the 18th Hole at Pebble Beach, cars and photography are a natural combination. Get out your camera and lets make some pictures of these cars! On any given weekend there’s a car show or Concours d’Elegance happening somewhere. You will find...

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