How does one get known in the music industry?  Remember the way it used to be – traveling around from radio station to radio station, city to city, state to state doing interviews; plugging your songs and upcoming shows; leaving a 45 rpm record (today a CD) behind with the disc jockey so they would have the latest songs; and performing live on these 45—60 minute shows. &nb... [More]


Look3, Festival of the Photograph, Charlottesville, Virginia June 8-11, 2011 If you were wondering what was going on in the community nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains; a collection of internationally renowned photographers converged in Charlottesville, Virginia on the Downtown Mall.  Why you ask? Quite simply to continue what Nick Nichols began many years ago as a gatherin... [More]


The last post talked about the experience of shooting in cold weather and how my equipment acted when the temperatures dipped into the low teens and single digits.  I should have mentioned I was also prepared in the event it was snowing during the shoot; having a cover to protect the camera and lens from an over abundance of moisture. I wasn’t really worried with snow flurries as the ca... [More]


There will come a time when it is cold outside and you want to photograph a person(s), an event, or landscape.  And I mean cold—not 50°F, or 40°F, or even 30°F; I mean temperatures in the teens and lower, with wind chills below zero Fahrenheit. Have you ever wondered what would happen when you took your gear outside and what would happen when you brought it back inside? ... [More]


Where did the week go?  One moment I was wanting time to fly – as the week came to a close, I wanted time to go slower a little while longer. What can one say when the performances of world class biathlon athletes exceeds all expectations.  Not only were those in the stands delivered a world class performance, the hundreds of volunteers delivered world class service to the athletes, the... [More]


I have to say I was very excited to get this trip going and after talking to some of the folks in Maine about the weather along the route I decided I should start earlier than I had anticipated.  So instead of leaving at 0800 AM, I got up at 0315 (AM) and departed 0400 (AM).  Was I fully awake, I don’t remember,  I do remember putting the remainder of the gear in the SUV, kiss... [More]


Wow!  Everything is moving so slowly – I so want for these few days remaining before departure to disappear.  With the trip closing I got the SUV taken care of yesterday and still have to get myself and the gear ready.  Weather forecast is improving with temperatures forecasted to be in the low to mid-teens with small amounts of snow accumulation under an inch. The forecasters... [More]


It is now IBUWC-Biathlon-10. I am going to Northern Maine, back to my roots, to photograph the IBU 2011 World Cup Biathlon #7 in snow covered, cold, clear sky Presque Isle and Fort Kent located in the very, very northeastern part of Aroostook County, Maine.  The temperatures are zero to minus zero with wind chill factors in below -20°; not too cold, yet just enough to make one get dressed... [More]


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