New Year, New Directions

New Year, New Directions

I started my photography journey in 1982 with the purchase of my first Yashica SLR film camera while I was serving in the U.S. Marines. Along the way I worked in sales management, web design/development, and then full-time as a photographer

Thank you and Happy Holidays

Thank you and Happy Holidays

Thank you to everyone who has visited my blog, followed me on social media and endured my first year of videos on YouTube. I am looking forward to an even better 2017. From my family to yours, Happy Holidays.

Pad & Quill Oxford iPad Pro 9.7 Leather Case

Pad & Quill Oxford iPad Pro 9.7 Leather Case

Pad & Quill is a classic American company started by a husband and wife team from their basement in 2010. They make high quality hand-crafted leather bags, cases and watch bands tailored to Apple products.

Time's 51 Instagram Photographers to Follow

Time's 51 Instagram Photographers to Follow

I was addicted to Instagram long before most people knew what it was. So whenever I see curated list of Instagram recommendationsβ€”especially from a source like Time.comβ€” I have to share. So settle back with a latte and enjoy perusing Time.com's list of the 51 Instagrammers in the United States. Enjoy :)

2016 iPhone Photography Award Winners

2016 iPhone Photography Award Winners

The winners of the 2016 IPPAWARDS are in and Siyuan Niu from Xinjiang, China took the grand prize this year with his photo Man and the Eagle. Check out the article below from 121clicks.com for more images from this year's winners.

Photo of the Day - Traditional Humor

Photo of the Day - Traditional Humor

This is a shot I took with my iPhone 6s Plus a few months back while shooting the annual King and Queen Parade held at Shuri Castle here in Okinawa. While waiting for the parade to start the performers relaxed and enjoyed some casual conversation. I heard them laughing and turned to fire off this shot in burst mode with my iPhone. Always remember while you definitely don't need to use burst mode every time, it can be very effective for quick snaps or when there's movement.

Long Exposure Photography with an iPhone

Long Exposure Photography with an iPhone

Historically long exposure photography has not been easy to do with smartphones. While there are apps that give you some long exposure abilities they are lacking in the control you want and usually don't produce high resolution files.

Photo of the Day - Naha Backstreets

Photo of the Day - Naha Backstreets

One of my favorite things to do here is walking the back streets and alleys with my camera. This is a side street near the covered mall in Naha. I shot this with my Fuji x100t.