Year’s End Brings a Final First

Year’s End Brings a Final First
I’m getting back into the swing of things after spending the Christmas week with some great friends in North Carolina! Of the many activities, I would say the things I enjoyed most were taking pictures with David, learning from Mr. Stelzl’s business experience, and playing Catan late into the night. But back to why... Read More »

Midnight Clear

Midnight Clear
. It came upon the midnight clear, That glorious song of old, From angels bending near the earth, To touch their harps of gold: "Peace on the earth, goodwill to men From heavens all gracious King!" The world in solemn stillness lay To hear the angels sing. During this Christmas season, this particular... Read More »

Ever heard of SMF?

Ever heard of SMF?
It’s a first! Scripture Memory Fellowship has a 2014 calendar for sale. I wholeheartedly recommend you take a few minutes to read the blog and browse the resources that Scripture Memory Fellowship has to offer! I had the opportunity to personally meet Executive Director Jim Woychuk at the 2013 National Bible Bee last... Read More »

Stories of Winter

Stories of Winter
It snowed for the third time this season the other day! Here in West Virginia, it’s uncommon to be getting this much snow at this time of year, but it certainly is a pleasant surprise. The snow made me think of past winter pictures, so I thought I’d post a few shots as wallpapers with a wintery theme. May the stories... Read More »

Watch!

Watch!
I often wonder what it will be like when Christ returns. It will be way more spectacular than any sunrise or sunset we’ll ever see here on earth. I look at the sky a lot. I look for cloud developments, where the sun is, where the bluest sections are, where the moon is going to rise. I keep my eye on it all the time,... Read More »

Reflections and Free Cards

Reflections and Free Cards
I’m sitting by a warm, cozy fire here in West Virginia as I contemplate with gratefulness all that God has done this year! Teaching photography through the CAPTURE workshops is something I had only dreamed of doing in years past. I can’t believe they are actually a reality! Having a steady supply of design projects... Read More »

The Key to Orderliness

The Key to Orderliness
I had a lot to unpack today! Last Wednesday, my brother Donald and I drove down to Knoxville, Tennessee, to be a part of the National Bible Bee. I operated a booth for the CAPTURE workshops and 2014 Lenspiraiton Calendars while Donald worked as a runner and volunteer for various aspects of the grand event. My sister... Read More »

From the Perspective of the Other Photographers

From the Perspective of the Other Photographers
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how my pictures turn out during a CAPTURE workshop. What really matters is how the photos from the photographers attending the workshop turn out. So, forget my perspective! Here are a few shots from some of the photographers who attended CAPTURE Kansas: Photo by Brock Click here to view... Read More »

Where We Went in Kansas

Where We Went in Kansas
I can’t believe it’s been over three weeks since we finished up CAPTURE Kansas! But I didn’t want it to slip by without giving a few more details about how it went. Taking “wow” pictures requires a whole lot more than just visiting “wow” locations. You have to be there at the “wow” time! In fact, lots of “wow”... Read More »

Life on the Farm

Life on the Farm
I’ve been having a very enjoyable weekend with my family on the Our Father’s Farm in southern Virginia. The Fuhrmann family has been so hospitable and I have so enjoyed helping out with farm chores, walking the property, teaching photography, and herding cattle! It’s been a huge blessing to be in fellowship with... Read More »

A New Field of Design

A New Field of Design
I’m taking a stab at designing in a field in which I’ve never designed before: mobile applications. Just have to keep moving forward with the times! The picture on the left is what the programmer sent me, showing the basic design elements needed for the login screen; the second picture is what emerged after spending... Read More »

A New Approach to Fashion Photography

A New Approach to Fashion Photography
I couldn’t help but ask question after question when I met photographer Germaine Bellamy last week. This solid Christian man isn’t your typical portrait photographer: his family business, Patria Portrait, specializes in fashion and glamour portrait photography. With this genre’s modern emphasis on glorifying the... Read More »

What I Learned in Prison

What I Learned in Prison
It’s hard to believe that an entire week has passed and the prison Journey to the Heart is over! It was an experience I will never forget. Seeing men convicted of crime facing heart issues, restructuring their belief system around Biblical principles, and even coming to a point of thanking God for their current... Read More »

The Color of Kansas

The Color of Kansas
Glow of Sunrise God answered our prayers for beautiful sunrises and sunsets every day of the CAPTURE Kansas workshop last week! In fact, the last sunrise of the workshop was far beyond what I expected. I scouted Lake Shawnee beforehand and wasn’t overly impressed. However, it was the only good lake in the area so I... Read More »

A Photographer Who Fears the Lord

A Photographer Who Fears the Lord
A photographer who fears the world changes with the whims of the trends. A photographer who fears the Lord, influences the trends by his principle. “And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with... Read More »

Capturing Kansas

Capturing Kansas
We are having a great time here at the CAPTURE Kansas workshop! We shot the sunrise at an abandoned home built in 1878 and spent some time at an old, abandoned barn close by learning all about metering modes and exposure compensation. During the afternoon, we learned how to organize your photos, how to make... Read More »

A Rainy Day

A Rainy Day
Despite the fact that it rained most the day, I went out scouting anyway! I love the Kansas countryside. And I love it more with each passing day. I didn’t really think I would, being from West Virginia, but the wide open prairie of golden grass dotted with lonely trees and crossed with miles of fences and dirt roads... Read More »

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