Step away from the stock photography

Originally published on It’s no secret that images sell. A great photo can make your marketing piece and a vivid website image will draw in visitors. On the flip side, bad graphics can have a negative effect on your brand and corporate-y, generic, stock photos aren’t helping you either. An iStock search for “household … Continue reading Step away from the stock photography

Instagram Does Not Make You a Great Photographer

I love Instagram. It's a free app that enhances photos you take with your iPhone. It's a fun way to share your photos. That's it. Some people are arguing that this little app turns ordinary pictures into "works of art." And that it cheats people into thinking you are a great photographer. Specifically, that it … Continue reading Instagram Does Not Make You a Great Photographer

Everything’s Amazing and Nobody is Happy

I took the title of this post from this YouTube video. A twitter follower directed me to it after she read my post "Our house circa 1980-1990." I love this video. It made me laugh out loud and nod in agreement. Technology is a wonderful thing. In my lifetime we've gone from cassette tapes and … Continue reading Everything’s Amazing and Nobody is Happy

Frost in Wichita

We woke up January 13 inside a black and white Ansel Adams photo. Wichita was covered with hoarfrost: (an unfortunate name) fernlike ice crystals directly deposited on snow, ice or already frozen surfaces (from Wikipedia). Arch at Oak ParkTrees at Oak ParkTree on the riverFrost on branches

A year in photos

My favorite photos from 2009. These photos are not favorites because they are the best, but because they captured our everyday life. Some were taken with my point and shoot, some with my super-duper cool Nikon and some were even taken with my BlackBerry.  These pictures have not been "fixed," except maybe cropping. You can … Continue reading A year in photos