Saturday, September 30, 2017

Street Fair Amusement Ride

Another image from the 99th Annual Ephrata Fair in Lancaster County. The bright sun easily illuminated the amusement ride against the blue sky. This one will be added to my stock image portfolio.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Stuffed Bear Prizes at the Street Fair

While walking around the 99th annual Ephrata Street Fair in Lancaster County, PA, I noticed these stuffed bears on display at a game booth, just waiting to be won and taken home.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Photographer captures Los Angeles' homeless in powerful photo essay

From the ABC7 News of Los Angles website:

 LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Local news photographer Hans Gutknecht captured the homeless in Los Angeles in 50 pictures, each with a different message.

Each subject wrote a note in their own words on a whiteboard sign, allowing them to share more about themselves in a personal way.

"I let them write whatever they wanted to write," Gutknecht said.

The complete story is here.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

How Technology Has Changed News Photography Over 40 Years

A most interesting story by the New York Times:

"How Technology Has Changed News Photography Over 40 Years"

It's a great Q&A piece about how the days of film to digital has changed so much for the news photographer.  Read the complete article here

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

VideoBlocks Becomes Storyblocks

VideoBlocks has rebranded itself as Storyblocks. The renamed company is now offering a subscription library with 400,000 images available on an unlimited basis to subscribers. It also includes an expanded marketplace of 10 million images that are available for purchase.

Here is the Storyblocks website:

Monday, September 25, 2017

Thomas the Tank Engine Chugging on Tracks

Thomas the Tank Engine was chugging on the tracks in Lancaster County. Making an appearance at the Strasburg Rail Road, Thomas poured on the steam and the smoke rolled out of the stack, allowing me to create this image for my stock portfolio.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Photographer takes photos of his dog for one year to create incredible timelapse

From 6ABC in Philadelphia:

A photographer has come up with an innovative way to capture his dog's beauty.
Andrew Knapp captured photos of his dog, Momo, every day for a year.
After a year's time, Knapp had enough photos to create a beautiful montage of Momo.

Here is the complete story. The time lapse is neat!

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Shutterstock Photographer Explains Secrets to Amazing Red Carpet Shots

Interesting article about a self-taught Shutterstock photographer and how she works the red carpet has been posted on Adweek.

The Link is here.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Adding More Traditional Website Features to My Blogger Site

I've been able to add some more traditional Website features here on my Blogger site, allowing me to customize the look and feel. Since my plan is to use this as my main site - - there are certain customizations I wanted to make.  It has been easy to add:

  • My logo - now on the main page in the column.
  • Contact forum - I added to the column using a widget, but I wanted it on its own page. So I copied the code, and placed it on its own page, which I called Contact, 
  • About me page - easy to add, I just need to add more bio information about me.
  • Footer text - another easy to add the feature. I was also able to add a referral link to Shutterstock in that area. 
  • Menu - I wanted to add the feature, and sure enough, there is a widget for that. 

Adding these extras is beginning to make this site feel like a regular hosted website.  I am surprised how easy it has been to implement these little features.

So far, I am happy with the Blogger platform and have not found a reason yet to abandon it as my website.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Photographer Traveling World for Free

 CNN Traveling Freelance Photographer

CNN has a story about a photographer traveling the world - for free. According to the article, the photographer had very little experience, and started without a portfolio.

From the story:

"I didn't know how to be a photographer or to support myself as a photographer," he says. "But this was a concept that allowed me to pursue it full time, and travel and work for myself."

Additional Domains Pointing to

I have added my other two domains - www, and - to forward and point to  A relatively easy process on - just matter of pointing those domains to my primary one, which is now associated here to my Blogger account.

Still Experimenting with Blogger as My Primary Site

Can the Blogger platform serve as my primary website?

After many years of maintaining my own website - from HTML, CSS, WordPress, and working my way from small hosting companies to the large ones, I am taking a new direction. I am trying to adapt to the Blogger platform - and to allow it to be my primary web presence.

I will probably have more to say about this over the next several weeks - and why I opted to do this - but so far, everything is going well.  Yesterday, I was able to quickly and easily forward my primary domain to my Blooger account.  It only took a few moments, and it was surprisingly easy to do.  Just some work on GoDaddy (My Domain Registrar ) and on the Setup Page of my Blogger account.  After making the addition, it only took a few moments for everything to be working.  So my domain - - is now pointing directly to this site.

Let's hope everything else goes so smoothly,

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 will be pointing here soon.

Working on reestablishing my web presence.... please check back.