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Remember, by Roger Raepple; A Photographer's Tribute to our Military
Remember, by Roger Raepple; A Photographer's Tribute to our Military
Photographer, Roger Raepple, and I met several years ago on a photography workshop in the Great Smoky Mountains. We shared a car most of the trip and so we got to know each pretty well over the course of the week.  At one point, Roger asked if I was a veteran. I later learned that he often...
The Paramount Theatre; An Historic Gem in Anderson, Indiana
The Paramount Theatre; An Historic Gem in Anderson, Indiana
The Paramount Theatre in Anderson, Indiana, is one of only a few surviving atmospheric theaters left in the United States. What is an "atmospheric theater?" Atmospheric theaters, popular in the 1920s, are, according to Wikipedia, "... theaters designed and decorated to evoke the feeling of a...
Duex Max Portable Monitor for On-the-Go Editing
Duex Max Portable Monitor for On-the-Go Editing
It's great to be traveling again and traveling means working on the road from a laptop computer.  To make that a little better, I've added a portable monitor – the Duex Max by Mobile Pixels, Inc. – to my Mac Book Pro and so far I'm really enjoying the extra screen real estate...
Webinar: Lightroom Mobile for iPhone and Android!
Webinar: Lightroom Mobile for iPhone and Android!
Lightroom Mobile for iPhones and Androids has become one of the most powerful and effective ways to edit our photos on-the-go using our smartphones, iPads, and tablets. Join me Tuesday, April 9, as I delve into this remarkable tool and share settings, processing tips, and demonstrate workflows...
Sugarcreek Photography Gallery; A Hidden Gem in the Heartland!
Sugarcreek Photography Gallery; A Hidden Gem in the Heartland!
[The image Mom's Tools (above) was made by my friend, Beth Larsen.] On a Saturday, March 16, 2024, I drove to Bellbrook, Ohio, to visit photographer friends who exhibit their work at the Sugarcreek Photography Gallery. The Gallery sits on the main street of Bellbrook, a quiet town of 7500...
iPhone Infrared: New Filter Mount Option!
iPhone Infrared: New Filter Mount Option!
[The image of the tree at Crown Hill Cemetery was made with the 15 Pro Max Native Camera with Night Mode and processed in Lightroom Mobile. I used the the JJC Magnetic Filter Mount described in this post.] Creating infrared photos with the iPhone is something I've been exploring since about the...
Distressed FX Plus Update and Work-Around - Mar 18, 2024
Distressed FX Plus Update and Work-Around - Mar 18, 2024
Last year the mobile photography community world-wide mourned the untimely death of the talented artist, Cheryl Tarrant, creator of the highly acclaimed and much loved iPhone app, Distressed FX Plus. I had the opportunity to interview Cheryl for a blog post a few years ago and learned that she...
Surrendering to Being; A Photographer's  (a Human's?) Greatest Challenge
Surrendering to Being; A Photographer's (a Human's?) Greatest Challenge
Yesterday on a morning walk in a gentle rain, I stopped to watch raindrops distort a reflection in a puddle with perfect concentric circles; randomness and remarkable order coexisting, emerging before my eyes (and my camera). Later a friend, commenting on my photo, thanked me for “creating...
10 Tips for Making Remarkable Photos with Your iPhone!
10 Tips for Making Remarkable Photos with Your iPhone!
Most of us today have an iPhone in our pocket or purse and that iPhone has one of the most sophisticated cameras in the history of photography. Equipped with a little know-how, this easy-to-carry and simple-to-use camera can help you create extraordinary photographs that you'll be proud to...
Two Calabria Photo Tours Open for Registration!
Two Calabria Photo Tours Open for Registration!
Registeraion opens on February 15 for two photo tours in the Calabria region of Italy.  Calabria is in the southern most part of Italy, "the toe of the boot." I first traveled to this region in 2018 and I immediately fell in love with the landscapes, medieval villages, olive groves,...
Out of Chicago LIVE! 2024 February 9-11
Out of Chicago LIVE! 2024 February 9-11
3 Day Event and 5 FREE Pre-Event Webinars! Hi, everyone,  Some of the best-run, highest quality photo events I've ever been involved with have been done by the Out of Chicago team.  The upcoming 3-day paid weekend event, Out of Chicago LIVE! is amazing! But did you know there are...
Macro Control: Getting Close with the iPhone 15 Pro Max
Macro Control: Getting Close with the iPhone 15 Pro Max
Apple introduced Macro Control with the iPhone 13 and it’s improved each year since. It's convenient to be able to go from photographing landscapes or portraits to making macros with the touch of a button. No changing lenses like we do with a big camera and no need for an accessory lens...
Part 2: Black & White Photographers from Whom We Can Learn
Editors Note: This blog post is Part 2 of a two part series.  In Part 1, Exploring the Timeless Elegance of Black and White Films: A Watch List for Contemporary Black and White Photographers, I suggested Classic black and white films as a source of inspiration and influence for...
On Calabria's Ionian Coast, Paulo Pignataro Leads a Double Life!
On Calabria's Ionian Coast, Paulo Pignataro Leads a Double Life!
Paulo Pignataro in the Calabria region of Italy leads a double life. In one life he is the new mayor of the medieval village of Terravecchia, in the Calabria region of Italy, and his mission is to breathe new life into the historic community. In his other life, the one that has been his...
Accessories for iPhone Infrared Photography
Accessories for iPhone Infrared Photography
[Update: See my recent blog post, iPhone Infrared: New Filter Mount Option!]   iPhone 15 Pro Max, Moment Filter Mount, 720nm IR Filter Since starting to make iPhone infrared photos about three years ago, I’ve gotten lots of questions about the best accessories for attaching an IR...

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