Great Blue Heron images from Magnolia Gardens

Today started with thunder and the threat of rain.  So I decided to spend some time editing some pics from the spring of the great blue herons nest building at Magnolia Gardens.    Going for some moodier edits that I normally would.  But the day back in February provided many unique opportunities for shots with … Continue reading Great Blue Heron images from Magnolia Gardens

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2018 Malibu Open images – ladies slalom

8/17/2018 - 8/18/2018 Below are some links to images of the worlds best female water skiers doing what they do best!   Captured at the Malibu Open Tournament at Trophy Lakes on Johns Island, near Charleston, South Carolina.   This was the second year that the Malibu Open was at Trophy Lakes.  It is a fabulous  place … Continue reading 2018 Malibu Open images – ladies slalom

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2018 Malibu Open – Open Men’s Slalom Photos

8/17/2018 - 8/18/2018 Below are some links to images of the worlds best water skiers doing what they do best at the Malibu Open Tournament at Trophy Lakes on Johns Island, near Charleston, South Carolina.   This was the second year that the Malibu Open was at Trophy Lakes.  It is a fabulous  place to have … Continue reading 2018 Malibu Open – Open Men’s Slalom Photos

Hummingbird photo hunt morning

After taking way too many water ski photos over three days... over 10K pics... at the Malibu Open two weeks before.  I really needed to have some fun before finishing editing them.   It was the first day of vacation,  and a very steamy Saturday morning and I set out to find some birds.  As hot … Continue reading Hummingbird photo hunt morning

2017 Malibu Open was AWESOME!

In 2017, the Malibu Open was relocated to Trophy Lakes on Johns Island, SC.  Trophy Lakes has been the home of many record braking slalom ski runs so it seems fitting to have some of the best skiers in the world come and show their stuff!  Below are a few little images     If … Continue reading 2017 Malibu Open was AWESOME!

Q&A: Why do I choose to shoot sports photography?

Learning photography is a journey.   I've not met anyone that could wake up one day and say I'm going to be a "great" photographer by tomorrow, next week or next year.   There are so many different aspects to be considered when taking a photograph that every one of them cannot even be learned at the … Continue reading Q&A: Why do I choose to shoot sports photography?

Amateur Photographer vs. Professional Photographer

I often am asked when I'm out to take photographs if I am a professional photographer.  Usually this happens when I am out to take sports photos.  I walk out with my relatively large camera and sometimes other professional looking gear, depending what I am shooting that day, and it is a natural assumption that … Continue reading Amateur Photographer vs. Professional Photographer

Wow! I have been bad about blogging, but I have been out shooting pics!

I have a lot to share about the last year and will be putting up some more posts very soon about what I learned and what I captured. I was also captured by friends and a selfie to start with at the beach at sunrise in the first pic on Bulls Island, Magnolia Gardens,  Bear … Continue reading Wow! I have been bad about blogging, but I have been out shooting pics!

Q&A: Why is “knowing where to stand” so important to getting a sharp image?

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”– Ansel Adams This is one of my favorite photography quotes by Ansel Adams, but you have to take into account that he was a master landscape photographer. One of my favorite images of him is the iconic image of him on top of his car to capture … Continue reading Q&A: Why is “knowing where to stand” so important to getting a sharp image?