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DDA 2017 Photo Setup

July 17, 2017 - I had two light setups this year. One for individuals with 4 - Profoto B1 lights and one for groups with 4 - Profoto B2...
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Out of Chicago Winter Conference

February 21, 2017 - I was unable to attend the Out of Chicago Winter Photography Conference, but I still submitted two photographs to their...
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Audition Photos

January 05, 2017 - A few dance audition photos recently. Different styles, many choices of lighting with a white background. Audition sessi...
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Happy New Year!

January 05, 2017 - Two quick fun photos I did with the boys to celebrate welcoming 2017! I bought a gel kit last year and never used it for...
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Sleeklens Portrait Actions and My Workflow

October 26, 2016 - Sleeklens recently offered me a chance to try out their Portrait Perfection Photoshop Actions. I have never purchased or...
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Portraits

October 17, 2016 - I thought I'd share a few of the portrait sessions we've done recently.
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Framing

September 26, 2016 - I have struggled for years with finding affordable framing/display options for photography for gallery exhibitions. I pr...
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Body, Action, Space

August 02, 2016 - I tried my first small project idea this year for a book submission. I didn't make the cut for the book, but I'm very ha...
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Bar Scene

August 02, 2016 - The Gaston and LeFou bar scene really stood out in the photographs. Really well done and a lot of character! Here are a...
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Contemporary

July 11, 2016 - Had a chance to photograph them on stage before the show.
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Wednesday Rehearsal

June 29, 2016 - Making my way through Wednesday, here are a few to enjoy!
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Beauty and the Beast

June 07, 2016 - I'll be going through photos from rehearsals of Beauty and the Beast. Here are a few from Tuesday night. I always love a...
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Backstage

May 30, 2016 - I have plenty of dance photos to keep me busy through the summer, probably until the October show. Here are a few from l...
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Another Tutu

April 08, 2016 - I bought another tutu!.....
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tutu

March 16, 2016 - I bought a tutu...
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PPA

March 16, 2016 - I received a copy of the Professional Photographer's of America Loan Collection Book yesterday with my photo in it. I se...
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Flowers

January 25, 2016 - Since the weather warmed up today and we even had rain, I thought it was a good day to post these. I played with a close...
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Mineral Photography

January 15, 2016 - I don't often shoot macro, but e very January I enter a mineral photography competition. This year I was musing on the c...
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D2 Sleeping Beauty

December 18, 2015 - I haven't had time to get back to the October rehearsal photographs until last week. You can view them all in the galler...
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More Fall Portraits

December 04, 2015 - Still busy with processing portrait sessions, printing orders, holiday sessions and some corporate work. Here are a few...
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Morton Aboretum

October 29, 2015 - I spent the morning walking around Lake Marmo at Morton Arboretum the other morning. A beautifully clear morning with a...
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Portraits

October 29, 2015 - I've been busy for the last few months with portrait shoots of all kinds. I've included just a few below, enjoy!
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Fluids

October 09, 2015 - You've probably seen stuff like this these days. The white image is quite a standard shot in photography. I feel the oth...
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Elgin Fringe Festival

October 07, 2015 - I had the opportunity a few weeks ago to photograph a few of the performances at the Elgin Fringe Festival. It was great...
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Backstage

August 24, 2015 - I finished all the photos from this summer's Alice in Wonderland. Here are a few from back stage....
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Horses

August 11, 2015 - I had a chance to do a few quick photos of a friend's family and their horses. A lot of fun, and the boys had the chance...
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D2

August 11, 2015 - A few photos from one of the D2 dances earlier this summer. I thought that dancers really carried a lot of the emotion i...
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Alice in Wonderland - Thursday Rehearsal

July 20, 2015 - The last day of Alice in Wonderland rehearsal. I picked a selection of photos to represent the story, following Alice on...
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End of Rehearsal

July 15, 2015 - The end of Alice where things go crazy and she wakes up.... And then two last ones from the duet. The black and white o...
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Storms

July 15, 2015 - The other night we had an absolutely fantastic storm. There were stunning clouds to our south rolling in at sunset. It w...
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D2

July 13, 2015 - D2 Performing Company made it big at Nationals this last weekend. A few photos from the few quick excerpts I saw of the...
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Queen of Hearts

July 11, 2015 - The Queen's dances are some of my favorite in Alice in Wonderland, dramatic with quite a bit of subtle character.
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Mad as a Hatter

July 09, 2015 - The Friday casts' rehearsal is divided across Tuesday and Wednesday. So where we left of on Tuesday, these photos are fr...
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Wednesday Rehearsal

July 07, 2015 - A few shots of various dances before Alice in Wonderland got underway on Wednesday evening.
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Seniors

July 01, 2015 - The HS seniors always perform a dance at a rehearsal. Always a fun but tearful event, here are a few really nice moments...
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Pointe

June 30, 2015 - There is just something about pointe shoes and dancers en pointe. I could just sit and photograph ballet forever......
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Down the Rabbit Hole on a Tuesday

June 26, 2015 - A quick selection of the first part of Alice in Wonderland from Tuesday's tech rehearsal.
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Dance Recital

June 18, 2015 - I've been posting a bunch on Facebook, and realized my blog and Google+ were missing out. Our recital week was last week...
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Good Morning, Chicago

April 23, 2015 - A failed computer upgrade left me without a computer for quite awhile, but I'm finally back to going through my catalog.
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St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2015 - Spent a quick few minutes taking some St. Patrick's Day photos. And not really related to St. Patrick's Day, but a...
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Activities

March 05, 2015 - I've been busy the last few weeks with portrait sessions, Some work was up at Side Street Studio for the month of Feb...
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More Platinotypes

January 21, 2015 - I had a successful platinum printing session the other night. This time I humidified some Arches Platine paper, allowing...
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Rocks and Minerals 2015

December 28, 2014 - At the beginning of this year, I entered a few photos into a rock and mineral photography competition. To my surprise, I...
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A new modifier

November 18, 2014 - We tested out a new acquisition the other week, a 1'x6' soft box. Most of my studio lights are manual, but I also recent...
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Autumn Leaves

November 17, 2014 - Living in a new development, we only get a handful of leaves in the yard. They normally blow away before you even notice...
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Cinderella Backstage

November 11, 2014 - I didn't take many photographs while backstage, it was a quick performance with prop/scene changes every few songs. Ther...
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Sunset Senior

November 10, 2014 - Not quite sunset, but the closest we've come during a senior session and I'm always excited to use a studio light on loc...
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Cinderella Rehearsal

November 09, 2014 - A great show with some really nice moments, and quite a few funny ones. You can check them all out in the gallery http:/...
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Backstage Saturday

November 07, 2014 - My editor was finally inspired to make the selects of the final set of photos from June (and October!). Just a few nice...
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Backstage Friday

October 17, 2014 - In between moving props and helping backstage during the performances, I always take a few photos. I finally had a bit o...
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Down by the river

October 15, 2014 - We had a chance a few weeks ago to do a large family group outdoors. It was a perfect day and this location really has t...
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Kids!

October 15, 2014 - What an adorable group of kids and such a fun session!
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La Groove Fatale

October 06, 2014 - The last of my evening of my volunteer performances at the festival. La Groove Fatale, a tribal fusion belly dance compa...
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Warped Dance Company

October 03, 2014 - Another performance that I was lucky to be able to photograph at the Elgin Fringe Festival. Warped Dance Company (WDC) p...
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DDA Thursday Rehearsal Finished

October 01, 2014 - I finally finished all of the DDA rehearsal photos from Aladdin! I still have the backstage recital photos to go through...
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Project606

September 30, 2014 - Another Fringe Festival event, I had the opportunity to photograph Project606. They presented Three Duets and a Jenny, d...
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Fire Dancing

September 26, 2014 - On my way home from the Elgin Fringe Festival a few weeks ago, I came across some "fire dancing" just outside of Side St...
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DDA Thursday Rehearsal

September 22, 2014 - The final day of rehearsal!....From 3 months ago... what a busy summer! I'm making quick progress through these, but I d...
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Core Project

September 21, 2014 - Last weekend, I had the opportunity to photograph a few of the events at the Elgin Fringe Festival. The first event was...
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Senior Photos

September 20, 2014 - We love doing senior photos. The sessions are longer and always a lot of fun. Often, for a few photos I get the opp...
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D2 - Wednesday

September 04, 2014 - I finally finished the Wednesday rehearsal photos! I was excited to see the D2 Performing Company dances this year, even...
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Wednesday Aladdin Photos

August 22, 2014 - I still have the post show photos to go through, but finished the Wednesday Aladdin rehearsal photos. Enjoy!
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Aladdin Rehearsals

June 19, 2014 - I always tell myself that I'm going to stay focused and limit the number of photos I take during rehearsals. That never...
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Happy St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2014 - We had some fun this weekend with the pot of gold themed photo shoot that I've done the last two years. Happy St. Patric...
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Platinum

March 10, 2014 - I tried my first platinum prints this last weekend. All too dark, I'll try lowering my exposure times this week, but the...
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Year One Celebration

February 24, 2014 - Thank you to everyone that voted for me recently on Facebook! I received enough votes to be part of the Year One celebra...
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Rethinking Past Movements

January 31, 2014 - In my fevered haze last week, I decided to reprocess a series I did last year. The series was one of a few from when I s...
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Mineral Photography

January 04, 2014 - Happy New Year! Something a little different for me to start the new year... Gemology is my dad's avocation, like me an...
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Sometimes you wake up crazy….

October 11, 2013 - I’ve been at home the last week and have gotten to spend everyday hanging out with my family and playing with my son. No...
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Adorable

August 25, 2013 - I always take about two weeks to get through processing a photo session. I average about 30 finished photos for an hour...
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