Tropical Island Boot Camp for Creative Photography – Maui Hawaii

"Hawaii has the ability to bring people together in an environment of trust, positive energy, and warmth. Within this environment interactions occur that catalyze the beginnings of great things." ~ Burt Lum The journey of life is amazing. From thinking I'd never in my lifetime see Hawaii, to the serendipitous…

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Hang Time with the Family on Maui, Hawaii

"Somehow, the love of the islands, like the love of a woman, just happens. One cannot determine in advance to love a particular woman, nor can one so determine to love Hawaii." ~ Jack London All my life, I've heard of the beauty and allure of Hawaii. From the classic…

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Stephanie and Josh – Maui Hawaii Destination Wedding

Whenever Josh is gone for a day or a week, a month, whatever, I always miss him. I found I have this habit of going through all our pictures, both wedding and engagement, that we got from you. The best part is Josh told me he does the very same…

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Who Do You Work For? The Battle Inside Us

I remember an interview with photographer Gregory Heisler in which he said, "Work as hard for yourself as you work for someone else." I've always applied that work ethic to my business. The old adage of hard work pays off in the end. In the past six months, something fundamental…

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Keeping Up with the Kepples

Whenever I meet someone for the first time and they find out I'm a professional photographer with 3 girls, they always make some comment about how many beautiful pictures I must have of my girls. Unfortunately, that's not necessarily true. With one daughter in college, the other graduating high school…

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The Art of the Walkabout | San Antonio, Texas

If you stand there long enough, still your thoughts and breathe—you can almost hear the voices. The real power of photography is it's ability to isolate and preserve a moment in time. Isolate all the distractions of life in the modern age and not only preserve a moment, but perhaps…

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Physics of the Quest

Being married with 3 daughters, it's safe to assume that when we all gather to watch a movie, it's not going to be an action blockbuster. Not even a foreign film with subtitles or anything that requires more than an emotional investment. I'm not complaining. I'm more well-rounded and can…

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Before and After Portrait of Dean – Photoshop Post Production

Meet Dean. Art director for a commercial advertising client. We were scouting a location for an upcoming photo shoot. As we were talking, I turned around and saw this image. Behind Dean was the paint bay for a city transit bus (if that gives you any idea of it's size).…

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Bad Habits that Crush Your Creativity in Hacker Monthly

"I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." —Albert Einstein The only thing more fleeting than your 15 minutes of fame is your 3 nano seconds of E-fame. When I posted my article…

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8 Bad Habits that Crush Your Creativity and Stifle Your Success

"There are no days in life so memorable as those which vibrated to some stroke of the imagination."— Ralph Waldo Emerson Standing in front of this massive banyan tree on Maui, I was inspired to try something new. I had a vision in my mind's eye of this tree. And…

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