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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 […]

“Cancel the trip – terrorists have attacked New York!” Those were the words I heard my wife utter over the telephone from work the morning of September 11, 2001. There weren’t any more attacks on the U.S. after that, so just 10 weeks later,  my wife, two young daughters and I spent Thanksgiving weekend in New […]

  $$ Go Green! $$ – 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’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 […]

A rare phenomena occurring once every couple years around the world has hit parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio this week. While driving along I-80 in western Pennsylvania on Monday, a huge cluster of what appeared to be rolls of toilet paper invaded the median of the highway. At first I thought they were stacks of […]

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 […]

Picturesque Olmsted Falls by Mark Madere | Make Your Own Book   For years, people have asked when I would publish a collection of my artistic renderings of the many notable scenes of Olmsted Falls. The wait is finally over! Check out the “sneak peak” of the book – above. It has 47 total images. They […]

  Ever lose a great photo because it was out-of-focus? That may soon be a thing of the past if the Lytro camera delivers as promised! Before reading any further, click on different areas of each photo (above) to see how this camera allows you to choose any part of the scene to be in […]

One of our art photos that is available to grace the walls of your home After we posted our article about four of our scenic art photos being accepted into the University Hospitals of Cleveland Art Show, we have been deluged with requests by our readers wishing to purchase these images. We have good news! […]

The Mocha Monkey had a close encounter of the bizarre kind when he got caught up in the Carnaval parade in San Francisco’s Mission district in May. As a group of dancers passed by, one of the girls nabbed MM for a quick photo. Although it was love at first sight, MM quickly came back down […]