professional photographers

“If there are junk yards in hell, love is the dog that guards the gate”- Bukowski

……that one time I was hired to photograph Sheryl Crow but security didn’t believe me so I had to sneak up front…..



When we visited my family in Kansas this year, we loved hearing about their new “baby.”  Their John Deere planter is by far the biggest tractor I’ve ever seen.  It paired beautifully against the colorful, Kansas sunset that we fell so in love with out there.

Kansas Landscape Photographers

Aerial Innovations has been working on a book of the construction progress (from the air and from the ground) of the new convention center in Nashville, TN. The Music City Center is set to open May 20th. The image chosen for the cover of the book is my photo and I’m so excited. 

Flickr Changes etc.

“There’s no such thing as Flickr Pro today because [with so many people taking photographs] there’s really no such thing as professional photographers anymore.”-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. 

As a Pro Account holder and avid Flickr user for several years these changes are a slap in the face to what Flickr was originally founded on. I’m ok with change, but when you alienate your original customer that’s just bad business. The reason people used Flickr was because it’s not like every other jumbled up in your face social media site out there. Most (including myself) use it as a portfolio for their work and to connect with other artists/photographers.

Ms. Mayer there is still a difference between a Professional Photographer and someone who can hold a camera and take a picture! Photography is an art and not everyone possesses the eye, skill, or knowledge to be successful at it. People hold degrees in the field for goodness sake. As a Professional Photographer I am absolutely disgusted and offended by your statement!




I dream that someday the step between my mind and my finger will no longer be needed. And that simply by blinking my eyes, I shall make pictures. Then, I think, I shall really have become a photographer.

Alfred Eisenstaedt