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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 […]

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 […]

  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 […]

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 […]

  $$ Go Green! $$ – 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 […]

I’m really excited to be asked to show how to take better vacation photos at the May 20th meeting of the North Ridgeville Arts Council. I will be presenting “Discover 7 Secrets to Better Vacation Photography.” The information can be used to improve vacation photography, pictures of friends and family, sporting events and more. Topics to […]

Here’s a message I received from Pinterest this morning: Hi, Mark! I had two thoughts driving home from the hospital with my wife, Divya. The first was, “I can’t believe I’m a Dad.” The second was, “I hope I can get our new baby, Max, out of that new car seat when we get home.” […]