• May 28, 2022

In Camera Camera Tricks

Photography is my job and sometimes I just gotta have a little fun with my work. Having fun is a necessary component to inspire creativity and the interactive playing with these ideas with other creatives inspires new ideas. Having watched a youtube video about prisms, I bought a few inexpensive items at the local Hobby Lobby and tried a few refracting in-camera tricks. There were several prism suggestions, I thought I’d just try working on two of them. First I tried a home made prism technique using three mirrors. The…

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Christmas Portraits 2017

Making a family portrait is fun and special. You might think it’s not organic because you had to make an appointment but the fun is real and that makes the expression real and that makes it intentional family time. It will be a portrait you’ll cherish for generations. And, if you need one, plan to get a headshot while your here, too!    

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The best memories are the best memories.

Give Thanks for the Best Memories

Thanksgiving can be a difficult day for people without family to visit but sometimes the difficulty is especially for people WITH family to visit. Family that we love dearly but want to keep at arms length, or maybe the people who are the anchors in our lives but anchors that we feel might hold us back. But what is really holding us back? Mothers and Fathers know us much more intimately than anyone else in our lives and maybe what is holding us back isn’t their over bearing love for…

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Sunset Cannon Beach 2015

Coasting the Oregon Coast

Part of the fun of getting away is planning but sometimes just leaving on a whim is fun. What I find is the best part of the fun is meeting people and sharing the stories. This trip was not planned. It was a last minute opportunity. Mike and I love the Oregon Coast, we have not been to Cannon Beach for a stay ever, we have gone to Bandon or Newport. I guess we like to drive. When you’re self employed you need to go far from the ever longer reach of the job…

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GlimmerGlass Engagement Photogrpahy

Lights Out!

In an unanticipated turn of events, well, let’s just say that I’ve had better days. Sunday afternoon, hoping for sun in order to do some beautiful park photos but planning for rain and as it was, it was rain. So there I was at 3pm, situating my studio for an engagement/family session expecting a group of three.  In preparation, I wanted to test my lighting setup and while my son was here, it gave me an opportunity to go through a short check list for focal distance, V-Flat situating, lighting,…

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Olympic National Forest


We spent our 29th Anniversary weekend at the Lake Qunault Lodge in the Olympic National Forest.  The lodge was built in 1926 and in 1937 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt visited the lodge. The dining room then became known as “The Roosevelt Room” ever since. The menu of what was served that day for dinner is posted outside of “The Roosevelt Room.” There didn’t appear to be choices, it looked like a menu from a traditional supper club with the side dish being a gelatin vegetable ring and cottage cheese. Although the rooms are not at…

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Christmastime in Leavenworth

There’s something more interesting to me than just the Christmas lights when I see  this series of photos we took in Leavenworth on Tuesday night.  Look at the sky. The last two, something appears in the sky over the hotel. What is it? The first image, I’m testing my exposure (and i have to say that I was extremely proud of myself because it looks pretty good). However I didn’t set the auto timer long enough and you can see my arm streaked in the lower right corner.  And the…

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A Few Fantastic Images

Back to back sessions with a couple special needs children.  It was a great opportunity for these families to get sweet, simple portraits. I’m so glad they trust us to do their images, we got some really special moments. Thank you.  

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