If anyone steals any of my photos, I will track you down and break your fingers slowly and painfully!!! If I don’t think my stuff is good enough yet to sell, you shouldn’t either. Sell your own crap or leave RB. Have a nice day. acknowledgement for partial-quote to Eastsider, an equally dangerous woman

I have always enjoyed a good photograph and really got interested in photography via the 4-H program. I was amazed at the terrific photos that some of the kids took. I started listening to judge’s comments, reading about technique, attended some composition workshops and started studying photos in the newspapers and magazines. I eventually became a Beginning Photography Leader (teacher) with our local 4-H program. I’ve done a little bit of judging and have put together slide show presentations (pre-PowerPoint) for the State program.

May 16, 2009- I finally entered the digital age! My film camera died (Cannon Eos Elan with 28-80 ultrasonic and 100-300 ultrasonic zoom lenses and Cannon Speedlight) and I didn’t have the really big bucks to get a DSLR. So, I now am learning to use my new Olympus SP-565UZ. I wanted to go with Cannon, but the equivalent was much bigger, heavier and didn’t have as many SLR type options as the Olympus. I am hooked! I love the instant feedback from the digital; what a great learning tool! I will get that Cannon DSLR some day; I have too much invested in lens/flash and I really miss manual focus and working with filters. I might even get my film camera fixed.

My favorite photo location is the north woods of Wisconsin, especially the Lake Superior area. I also enjoy photographing “things”. Most useful photo tools: Rule of Thirds and cropping. Most difficult genre: sports/action, especially hockey (now where’d that puck go?).

I really don’t care it I never sell a single thing. I see RB as a learning tool to get feedback & critique on my work, so let it fly. One thing that you may notice is that I sometimes should have moved the camera a little to the left. I have a parallax in my right eye and I sometimes forget to compensate for that. I also have hand shake, so sharp focus is a challenge and frustration. I really need to get a monopod.

You might be familiar with my niece Michelle, another RedBubbler. Thanks Michelle for introducing me to RB and thank YOU for checking out my portfolio.

  • Joined: February 2008


Sooo excited!!!!

Not 1, but 2, TWO of my photographs made it in to the Dept of Administration (DOA) 2011 State calendar! The theme this year is Wisconsin Icons / Tending the Bar (Up-North tavern culture) / Sun Kissed (Fishing season)
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If You Don't Like The New Bubble

Try this link / Don’t know how long this will work.
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This Is A Real Crapper!

Imagine this. You’re the principal of LaFollette High School in Madison. You get a phone call- the President of the United States is coming to your school in 15 minutes. Usually you are at the school. In fact, according to your wife (whom I work with) you live at the school. However, when you do get the call via the school office, your office, you and your family are standing on Bascom Hill on th…
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I would like to announce the launch of a new group, The Great Lakes of North America is now open and accepting members. I am co-hosting with JK Kimble, Megan Noble and Lynne Prestebak.
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