Photographer Education with Facebook LIVE | Circular Polarizing Filter In Action

August 09, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Check out my latest educational video all about (circular) Polarizing Filters and how they can enhance your photographs when challenged with glare on objects or water and/or bright skies. I take you through three examples in my home and yard, starting with glare on wood molding, followed by glare on water (my fish pond) and darkening blue skies. T...
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Emma + Scott's Engagement in Harpers Ferry WV

July 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
These two, this place 💖... neither disappointed! We powered through the heat and humidity (and the gnats) and created some really cute photos! Emma & Scott's engagement photos in Harper's Ferry, WV turned out so cute! We explored the historic downtown area, and walked across the bridge, and a local in their family took us to a couple of wonderful...
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Celebrating the 4th of July at Carroll County Farm Museum

July 04, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Like I said last month-ish, I love the assignments I get with Carroll County Tourism! This project was all about our local 4th of July activities, and where else would we go but the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster, MD. Approaching strangers and asking to photograph their families or their children can feel a bit... weird. But Carroll-C...
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Susan's Adorable Family on the Farm

June 25, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Susan booked her extended family photo session on the family farm in Carroll County, Maryland. The eldest grandchild, Emma, was so sweet - she and I amazingly had lots of one-on-one time as we walked from one cute spot to the next. When the youngest generation of a family is so amazing, you know they came from good roots! It was a pleasure to meet...
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I love photographing my family...

June 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Little Josie is the newest addition to our family, my sister's youngest sweetheart. These were some snapshots I took while we were on our family vacation. It doesn't matter where you are, you can capture adorable images of your kids no matter the setting. As long as you engage with them, let them take the lead, and get on their level... you can't g...
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It's Time to Sweat! Marketing Photos for Local Entreprenuer

June 10, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It's always fun, challenging.. and let's be honest, a bit nerve-racking... to do something a bit new. Mike's photo session was new to me. Sure, lighting and my gear and the general rules of thumb never change, but the feel and subject matter are new, and we needed to convey a certain feeling. Dedication... Determination... Outgoing... Goals... Mike...
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Tom Gordon for Carroll CountyCommissioner 2018

May 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Westminster local Tom Gordon is running for Carroll County Commissioner 2018! Visit Tom's Facebook page to find out how you can support his campaign at https://www.facebook.com/TomGordonForCarroll/. As someone who loves their community, it's only makes sense to use Carroll County as the setting for his portraits. Carroll County is abundant in am...
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Manchester Medical wit Dr. Dixie | A Miller Business Feat

May 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It's always fun to show up to a photo shoot, hired by one party, but the person I'm photographing is another party... never talked to them, no planning, no prep. And you know what? We always have a blast, and settle right into taking fun shots! That's just what Dr. Dixie with Manchester Medical Center, in Manchester Maryland, and I did. With market...
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Real Estate Listing property photos need to look REAL

May 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
A recent client, a homeowner, recently hired me to redo his real estate listing photos. He needed new shots because they decided to repaint, but he was also not fond of what the previous photographer did. The editing was too heavy-handed, HDR which actually flattened their photos. I was happy to help, and hope that their home sells fast and for a g...
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Meet Real Estate Agent Phil Popielski

May 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Phil was referred to my by my wonderful friend, Dianne Wrobel. Phil is an awesome real estate agent and he asked me to come photograph his first property in Westminster. We've had a few projects together now. To work with Phil, contact him at www.merrillpropertiesllc.com.
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Drug & Overdose Vigil

May 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
It means so much to be to get to document such a moving and heart-touching event as the Drug & Overdose Vigil. The Carroll County State's Attorney & Team do a wonderful job organizing this event and bringing our community together to heal, learn, and grow. This year, the keynote speaker was Darryl Strawberry, and his message was so outstanding. Thr...
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Commencement Ceremony at CCC

May 24, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
For a third amazing year, I have gotten to photograph the commencement ceremony for Carroll Community College... but not as the portrait photographer or as the press photographer... as an ARTIST! I often shoot projects for the college as a contractor for their marketing department. These shoots can be really fun because I get to take my artisti lib...
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The Amazing Virginia Sperry Studio - Personal Visit...

May 23, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I took a little trip to Sykesville to visit the Virginia Sperry Studio during her open studio weekend. What a magical adventure!! Here's a sneak peek - please get yourself out there next year, it is awesome and she is so very talented! Visit www.virginiasperry.com!
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Strawberry Fields Forever! Adorable Family Photo Shoot, Baugher's Ordchard, Westminster MD

May 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Carroll County Tourism gives me the best creative assignments. Today it took me to some old stomping grounds, Baugher's Orchard / Market / Bakery in Westminster, Maryland (I worked at the bakery for a couple years back in high school!!). Heather, her hubby, and 3 cute kiddos met me at the market where we loaded up on hayride tickets and took a ride...
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Muriel's Beauty Session & Experimental Photography

May 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Muriel and I have known each other since about 2003/2004. Originally from New Windsor, we met in College at Carroll Community College in Westminster, Maryland (in juggling club, of all places!!). Now she's shaking things up in Canton, Baltimore, Maryland! Muriel is the kind of person that has an energy about herself that lights up every room she s...
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