Hoping for Spring



Three of our pear trees have been blooming and the other day I thought I’d go out and snap some pictures of it. In the days when I was only a nature photographer, I used to hunt down every single tree or flower I could find with blossoms. My subjects now are mainly people, and while I love portraits, it’s always fun to shoot pure flowers now and again.

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Indoor Photography: 3 Tips


Whether you’re shooting people, pets, or petunias (how’s my alliteration?), taking pictures indoors can be confusing and annoying. Some days the pictures may turn out great, and other days…not so much. I used to hate my pictures that I took inside, but I discovered in time that there as an art to it, like everything else. I’ve now done an entire photoshoot inside, not to mention lots of stock photography for my blog. Without further ado, my 3 tips.

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My Three Go-To Lenses


Like many photographers, I’m afraid I’m a bit of a gear-hoarder. It’s known as G.A.S. – Gear Aquisition Syndrome. I believe I have around 5-6 lenses, which is pretty small compared to some of my colleagues! Nonetheless, in my experience hoarding gear, I’ve found some really epic lenses and today I’m going to delve into my favorite three lenses – the ones I always pick up and the first to include when I go on vacation or out on a shoot!

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Visiting the Old Farm


For a while, I’ve been very interested in history and farming. Granted, I live on a farm, so let’s say I’ve had plenty of encouragement for that interest, but I’ve found both fields extremely fascinating and enjoyable. When my Granddaddy decided to visit his sister, my Aunt Susan, in TN last month, I asked if I could join him and go see the farm that he grew up on in the sixties.

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Best of 2017


Man, I can’t believe 2017 is almost at an end! What a crazy, fulling year this has been! I think the biggest, most exciting thing was launching Aria Photo – no regrets! My photography journey has come so far in the past year and I can’t wait to see where it is going to go next year. I’ve had the chance to photograph some amazing people and travel to stellar locations!

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