Lunar Eclipse, the Blood Moon

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So this post is going to have technical jargon.  No way around it. It won’t be astronomy jargon, I’m as lost as the next guy in that department, it will be photographic jargon.  Over the last few days, leading up … Continued

Activity Photography Usage and Sales

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The school year has begun and so have the children’s activities.  Our summer “break” is over and we are back to the seasons of carpools, quick dinners and calendar coordination that is impressive to say the least.  That being said I … Continued

Back to School

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The end of summer this year has brought my family into the school year in a few new ways. Both of my children are now in high school. My wife is attending classes at Bridgewater College working on her accounting … Continued


Determination as defined by the almighty de·ter·mi·na·tion diˌtərməˈnāSHən noun 1. firmness of purpose; resoluteness. “he advanced with an unflinching determination” synonyms: resolution, resolve, willpower, strength of character, single-mindedness, purposefulness, intentness; staunchness, perseverance, persistence, tenacity, staying power; strong-mindedness, backbone; stubbornness, doggedness, … Continued


Last night the Grottoes Little League Junior Team won their District Tournament, which means they are heading to the State Little League Tournament in Abingdon, VA on July 17th.  I couldn’t be more proud of these young men.  They have … Continued

Cool Places to Take Pictures in Harrisonburg

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Hello all, Aimee again blogging on behalf of Dan. I don’t call myself a photographer. A writer, yes…reluctantly…but a photographer? Nope. No way. I don’t have near the knowledge and experience that Dan does. Ask me what an F-stop is, … Continued

What Should I Wear to My Photo Shoot?

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Hello, Aimee here blogging on behalf of Dan today. Dan has booked a lot of family portraits lately, and I thought it’d be fun to publish a short blog post on what to wear and what not to wear to your family photo session. The … Continued

Background Extraction: Love It or Hate It?

I’ve been shooting youth sports for a number of years.  We have photographed at sunset, under harsh daylight, cloudy conditions and also indoors. We have used tents, umbrellas, canopies, flashes and studio lighting on different occasions. We have shot against … Continued

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