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(NOTE: I wrote this on the day I lost a very special cat on October 22, 2015. Sammy came into my life as a “foster cat” waiting for an opening at a local pet store. As a full grown cat, I felt his chances for being purchased were slim as most people are drawn to the […]

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 […]

The route to my degree in Specialized Technology – majoring in Photography/Multi-Media allowed me to explore the field of fashion photography while at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AIP). Two main challenges were finding models on a budget (Hey, I was a student paying for most of my education!) and finding unique locations to impress […]

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 […]

  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 […]

  Now that John Lanigan, the popular and sometimes controversial radio host/DJ has retired, I thought I’d share an awkward moment I had with him during an on-air visit to Cleveland radio station WMJI. I was invited to appear on a COSE sponsored segment where member businesses try to stump the DJs with the type of […]

Shooting pictures under low light has always been a choice between getting a photo that looks too dark (underexposed) or using a fast camera ISO so the photo exposure looks just right. The only problem with either choice is the photo looks “grainy” compared to one taken with adequate light. Fortunately, there is a company […]