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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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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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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The Overuse of Adjectives

I get it. A self-employed photographer wears many hats. There is no marketing, accounting or human resources department. It's an army of one. If you don't tell the world how great you are, who will? (maybe your clients, but thus I digress) There is no denying the power of social…

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10 Tips For Getting Things Done

On any given day, the biggest challenge I face in getting things done is managing my time on the phone. A few phone calls in the morning, a flood of emails and the next thing you know, my entire day is thrown off balance. We all struggle with squeezing every…

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Confessions of an Errant Blogger

"Time is what prevents everything from happening at once." John Archibald Wheeler Apparently, even time could not prevent everything from happening at once. My absence is due to many things and I'm not about to make excuses. My intentions were good and then the month of May happened. Like a…

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