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Little Rocky Creek Shut-ins

  During my recent Missouri Ozark workshop I took the group to a lesser known shut-in along the Ozark Trail between Rocky Falls and Klepzig Mill.  It was not a long hike, about a half mile off the main road, crossing a couple light marshy areas through some pines and scattered hardwoods.  Soon we had […]

Christmas on the Plaza

  Went to the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City several nights back. Thought I would try to capture something with the Christmas lights for a card. Spent some time with a fellow photographer checking out a few possible locations for a nice sunset over the Plaza.  Unfortunately, the previously predicted 24% sky cover did […]

Appreciate the History of a Place you Photograph

Each Spring and Fall I conduct photography workshops in the Missouri Ozarks.  The focus is on the Ozark National Scenic Riverway   and the mills, springs and rivers in the vicinity of Shannon, County Missouri.  During my fall pre-workshop scouting, I came across a small cemetery at Akers, MO.  Noticing it was established in 1861, I […]

Maximize Effectiveness on Impromptu Photo Outing

  Arriving at my shooting location at James A. Reed Memorial Wildlife Area,  I could see that photographing the moon over the barn was not going to be an option this morning.  Well, just have to make the best of it.  Truth is, often what I expect or set out to photograph does not entirely […]