A Studio Portrait with Lensbaby’s Edge 80 Optic

You want to know the secret to creating a great image? Being able to pre-visualize the image in your head before you ever begin. You begin at the end, then open yourself to the creative process as you work towards that vision. Many photographers struggle with creativity in the studio.…

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Living the Dream – Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp

Who hasn't dreamed of being a rock star? The dream where you're the cool guy with long hair, tight leather pants, traveling the world, playing sold-out arenas. In-your-face rock, as thousands of fans lift their hands in the universal sign of rock, screaming at the top of their lungs. Distorted…

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Behind the Scenes of Rylander Law’s Courtroom Battle

“One does not think during creative work, any more than one thinks when driving a car. But one has a background of years — learning, unlearning, success, failure, dreaming, thinking, experience, all this - then the moment of creation, the focusing of all into the moment” - Edward Weston Close…

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WordPress Security Tips – Taking Care of Business

Cyber security issues are a growing threat for small business and large companies. Ask anyone who does this professionally and they'll tell you it's not a matter of if you'll be be attacked, but when. That's a pretty sobering thought. My first post was titled "The Blank Canvas" in 2005.…

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Professional Portrait and Headshots

Remember the old Vidal Sassoon ads from the 80's? "If you don't look good, we don't look good!" Nothing could be more true when it comes to a professional portrait. Also called headshots, although this term seems to be used more by actors and models. In March, I became a…

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Selling the Dream

"Sometimes the things we can't change, end up changing us." The times we're living in are certainly character building. Things are changing faster than ever before. It's almost a palatable hum. The kind of hum you'd find in a Stephen King novel. Most of it being generated by technology. From…

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Work:Life – Randy Kepple featured on Faded and Blurred

Faded and Blurred is a fantastic online magazine devoted to the art and craft of photography and the people who make photographs. Editor Jeffery Saddoris interviewed me for an ongoing series called Work:Life. The series focuses on creative professionals trying to balance creative, personal and business lives while pursuing their…

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London iStockalypse – The End of the Beginning

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” — Winston Churchill In every man's life, there are moments that live forever. Although much time has passed since my journey to London, it feels like it…

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London Day 9 – Hurry Up and Wait

If you've worked around the movie industry, then you're familiar with the phrase "hurry up and wait". Today's trip to the seaside resort town of Brighton, England was exactly that... hurry up and wait. Rushing around and working very hard in high pressure bursts and then standing around waiting for…

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