How to Shoot Overlooks

How to Shoot Overlooks
I had the opportunity to shoot quite a few beautiful vistas while I was down in western North Carolina last week. Terrestrial OceanBlue Ridge Parkway near Devil’s Courthouse, North Carolina The biggest challenge with shooting overlooks is creating depth. When looking at a two dimensional rendition of it later, you... Read More »

5 Favorite Locations

5 Favorite Locations
I’ve been doing quite a bit of location research in preparation for CAPTURE California coming up here in June, from the 25th to the 28th. Whether or not you’ll be coming to the workshop, I thought I’d share the top spots I think are best for shooting in the Crescent City area. You know, next time you plan a vacation... Read More »

The Day I Met a Pro

The Day I Met a Pro
Something quite extraordinary happened to me the other day. As I travel around the country, I inherently notice if there are other photographers around. Sometimes it feels kind of odd to be walking around airports with a camera-backpack and tripod as my carry-on items. You don’t normally see folks like that. Or out... Read More »

A Glimpse of North Carolina

A Glimpse of North Carolina
After the CEF Conference, I headed south to Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, to do some scouting in preparation for the CAPTURE North Carolina workshop which will be held October 8-11 this year. I set up camp in the Black Balsam area, at the base of Sam Knob. This is right in the middle of the area that... Read More »

Watch Your Focus!

Watch Your Focus!
This first shot was taken the other day as I was taking a walk through the woods with a friend. We were both enjoying the beautiful weather and spring smells as we chatted away. I had my camera with me and I was snapping shots here and there of the different things that we passed by. What do you notice is wrong about... Read More »

Free eBook!

Free eBook!
Let me introduce you to my first eBook ever! 10 Camera Settings Every Photographer Should Know . . . Instinctively is a concise compilation of what I’ve found to be the foundation for making the most of your SLR camera. Subscribe to the Lenspiration updates to receive your free copy! Before I take any one picture, I... Read More »

The new Lenspiration.com is Live!

The new Lenspiration.com is Live!
In case you haven’t already noticed, the new Lenspiration.com has been launched. The Lenspiration community can now begin! The appearance of the blog, the store, the portfolio, the wallpapers page . . . everything has been updated. Exciting times! But what makes me most excited is the integration of the new Community... Read More »

Big Change Coming

Big Change Coming
For a long time now, I’ve been working on making some big changes to Lenspiration. Since the beginning of 2013, I’ve had a desire to make Lenspiration more than just a design business or a place to look at pretty pictures. For over a year now, I’ve worked to branch out into the world of photography education with... Read More »

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