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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 […]

(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 […]

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 […]

  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 […]

Blurb is a cool company that lets you make books about anything that interests you. (View a sample of my Blurb-made book – Picturesque Olmsted Falls – http://bit.ly/olmsted-book) And if you’re interested in fashion and style—and love to show it off—making a book of your personal fashion is a fantastic way to capture your sartorial genius for all […]

I’ve loaned 17 limited edition AlumaGraphsTM for exhibition at the library. The artwork includes a fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge taken from Alcatraz, the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island appearing as if it were taken in a by-gone era and a unique rendering of a horseless buggy at Grand Pacific Junction in Olmsted Falls. I discovered […]

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 […]