Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bridesmaid's Tattoos...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sarah Cripps

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Friday, December 18, 2009

Sarah Wright

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Courtney's Hood

I tried some new techniques on this one. There are loads of presets available online for Lightroom and I started with one called "BW Beach". I then adjusted to my liking, cleaned and sharpened.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


This one was shot over a year ago before I had a true understanding of light and motion. The image still works thanks to Sarah's pose and expression. Anyway, I added a desaturated softlite layer, sharpened and then added a vignette. I like it.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

More Courtney...

A few more from last weekend's shoot.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


This is Courtney and the image is from my recent marathon day of shoots....I especially like her reflection in the window...

Monday, November 16, 2009


Again, nothing too special here. Just a little desaturation with softlite overlay, some vignetting, and sharpened.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Brittany Revisited

I shot this one last Spring....This girl can't help but look good in photographs.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hailey's Wedding

I think she makes a beautiful bride....

Friday, October 16, 2009

Lars Raun

Another gorgeous portfolio! Just click the name above for today's Photographer Of The Day.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Jochen van Eden

Please click on the name in the title above to view the beautiful work of Jochen van Eden!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Workshops and Lessons

I have been teaching much more this year and am pleasantly surprised by all of my students. There is a LOT of talent out there. Some are more advanced than others, but all are dedicated to becoming better. Thank you to all who have entrusted me with a portion of your continuing education. I appreciate all of you and it has, truly, been my pleasure.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Camilo Margeli

Please click the name above for a link to today's Photographer of the Day.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jessica B&W

I like how this headshot turned out. Nothing special, just a little level and curve adjustment.

Photo Contest Results

Of the three categories I entered, I took first prize in two and third in the other. Thank you to all who gave their input and suggestions!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fashion Photography Workflow

Click the link above for an excellent article on digital photography workflow by Patrick Lavoie.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Jessica Brown

This was shot with bright sunlight behind the model and a single strobe shot through an umbrella. Jessica is a dance instructor and a nursing student...

Friday, September 4, 2009



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Beach Fishing

I found this scene in Hilton Head, SC last week....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Photograph of the Day

Please click the "Photograph of the Day" title above to be redirected to a gorgeous photo taken by Andre Napier. Andre produces striking B&W images that excite me to pick up my camera....

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lightroom 2 Update

First impression....WOW !!! I have used the software on just one wedding so far and I am amazed at how cleanly and quickly it works. My workflow has been streamlined and I am enjoying the post work for the first time since I began shooting weddings. Lightroom 2 is totally worth the investment and I am excited to learn what more it can do for me.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Adobe Lightroom 2

I finally splurged and purchased a new copy of Adobe Lightroom 2. I am on a fast track to learn all of the pertinent features and will be posting tidbits as I go along. Please feel free to email me if you have any advice or pointers!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


This one was an exercise in retouch work for fashion mag potential. I like it.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Flower Girl II

This is from one of last weekend's weddings...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


I had the pleasure of photographing this young lady last evening. She is looking to build her portfolio and is seeking a future as a print model.

Cindy Crawford

Please click the title above to be redirected to Cindy Crawford's website. Who else has left such a mark on the modeling world and done so without all the controversy?

Monday, July 20, 2009

Gown Adjustment...

Another from last weekend's wedding blitz.

For Aspiring Models

I peruse quite frequently and especially enjoy the forums. I found this in a forum post written by Benjamin Kanarek. I think this speaks volumes:

"The model arrives. Felicity Gilbert turns out to be a London girl from Maida Vale so I have someone to talk to. Slim and willowy as you’d expect, she looks impossibly young and innocent out of makeup. She’s actually 22 and has been in Paris working as a top rank model for two years. Her fresh, almost teenage face is hard to reconcile with her portfolio. In makeup and with the right clothes (or no clothes at all) she looks incredibly chic. It proves the point that the pretty girl you see on the street would not necessarily make it as a model. If she looks even slightly curvy she is probably four dress sizes too big, if she has a cute face she would look distinctly chubby on camera and if she has strong features she, and not the clothes, would dominate the shot. Being a blank canvas is not as glamorous as it sounds and much harder work than you’d think."

Sunday, July 19, 2009


This was my busiest wedding weekend thus far. I photographed three events in two days. This is Melissa from the Saturday morning wedding in Lebanon....

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bethany Beach Delaware

I shot this one in Bethany in December 2008

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Image Sharpening

Click the title above for a great article on image sharpening!

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Today's bride....

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Here's one from an impromptu shoot last year. Jennie is a wonderful model to work with.
As for editing, a little bit of level and curve adjustment, some textures, and a desaturate softlite layer.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Jean-Pierre Zanotti Photography

I like how he tells stories with his images....

Friday, July 3, 2009

Jennifer II

I like this image of Jennifer. I tried a new technique where I added a desaturated, softlite layer. This adds a different form of contrast and I controlled it with the opacity slider.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Evgeniy Shaman Photography

I like Shaman's work....It has a diiferent feel and there is emotion in every image.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Played around with some new techniques and then ran a highpass layer. I think this is a nice photo of my beautiful wife.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Hilary and Andrew

Just a bit of vignetting and a little background blur...

Tree Subdued

I photographed this tree last Sunday in West Lampeter, added some contrast curves, a couple of b&w layers, a color layer, a texture layer, sharpened, vignette, and finally an overlay...

Friday, June 12, 2009

Photos by Marc G

I will occasionally post work by others that I find interesting. I hope you do as well...

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Sarah Wright

This one is from my "Dancer" series that I shot last Summer for my West Chester show last October. This image didn't make it to the show but I still like it.

Gallery Thoughts

I have been wanting to show my work on a more consistent basis but keep coming back to the same struggle. I know I have a good "eye" but that is not enough for me. I enjoy portrait and wedding work but want to produce art. I can't draw, I can't paint, I am not a musician.....But I can compose images in my camera AND manipulate those images until I more or less achieve my desired results. I think I will begin dedicating a few more hours per week so I may get some fresh pieces completed, and then start shopping them around...

Monday, June 8, 2009


Shot this with a SB600 on a stand through an umbrella and fired by my on camera flash.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Dylan's Wedding...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009