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Every so often, an amazing product grabs my attention that I just gotta have! Recently, I was contacted by USB Memory Direct to try a sample of their USB flash drives. I’ve seen these at trade shows where exhibitors give them away with their logo and website imprinted on them. I always thought they were a pretty cool way of […]

Probably the most iconic building in Cleveland, Ohio is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As a photographer, I just love the distinct design created by world renowned architect, I. M. Pei. Almost every view of the building offers a unique view of Lake Erie or the downtown skyline. See more views of the Rock and […]

(NOTE: You can spin the video all around by clicking on it and moving your cursor in any direction.) Lauren and Josh Allen decided to celebrate their one-year anniversary with portraits taken in their wedding attire at Huntington Beach… in DECEMBER! All I could say was BRRRRRRR! Lauren was a SpectraLight Photography SpokesModel when she […]

Call it “midlife crisis” or just a little insanity. Last Saturday was my latest “bucket list” moment as I joined dozens of Northeast Ohioans for the 2015 Arctic Plunge at Edgewater Park near downtown Cleveland. After jumping out of a perfectly good airplane two years ago, I thought it would be fun to dive into […]

Over the years, I’ve found some of the best portraits require climbing a ladder or laying on the floor or ground. Olmsted Falls High School class of 2015 student, Tori Pishkula, her mom, Colleen, and I set out for a “photo safari” in The Flats near downtown Cleveland this summer to create something a little different […]

Yep, I knew it would happen eventually. I’ve been waiting to be asked to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge but I never thought it would come from our Australian foreign exchange student from 24 years ago – Rebecca Freeman Haines! I asked her to do the ice bucket honors. She came all the way from Australia to […]

  For years I’ve been bored with photographing fireworks. Fighting the crowds to get a good spot, dealing with hot and humid July weather, bugs, crying children… the list goes on. I’d much rather stay home and chill-out with the Mrs. – UNTIL NOW! I recently read an article by a photographer who captured some great […]

  $$ Go Green! $$ – A Green Screen Presentation by Bill Morley of Bill Morley Photography based in Independence, Ohio. The program will cover: ● How to incorporate green screen into engagement sessions, senior sessions, families and kids – in rain or shine! ● Event photography: offer green screen as an alternative to cheesy photo booths  ● Where to get free backgrounds on the internet and with your own camera ● Foolproof lighting techniques: blend your subjects seamlessly into exciting backgrounds! ● Comparisons of green screen software ● And much more!  See how your studio can have fun and save money! Join us for this fun and informative program that will change the way you look at green screen! This program is offered by […]

Tonight, I’ll be teaching local professional photographers how to turn their client photo sessions into simple-to-create videos that will help their studios be found easily on YouTube and Google searches. The presentation is titled, “Explode Your Business with Simple-to-Create Videos and Your Own FREE YouTube Channel.” It will be held at the North Olmsted Library […]

You’re a winner!” Yes, those could be the words that a few lucky Cleveland area photographers hear after judging is completed for three amateur photo contests – one local, one national and one international. The local contest is the “Photo Safari at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo here you can try your hand at animal photography. All […]