Monday, July 29, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
it was a sunday afternoon
we rented bikes, my brother and i
and rode through the hills of tuscany.
we took a wrong turn
and found ourselves on a path longer than our intended.
a rainstorm came and drenched us,
causing us to find shelter in a small church
in a remote italian village.
it was empty, for the most part
and being the sabbath, we prayed.
the rains stopped and we once more took to our bikes
riding along the countryside.
we found ourselves in the center of san gimignano
eating pizza and watching the locals
breathing in the sites.
italy is so welcoming, like an open door.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
all images taken with kodak portra 400 & kodak tri-x 400
Monday, July 22, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
i love helping others develop their skills with cameras and increase their abilities to take better photos. these tips that i share are just as much for me as they are for you. through teaching photography i'm in touch with a lot of concepts and questions that help me to decide what types of tips to share. i also really appreciate personal questions from you. i've received various messages regarding my photo tips on facebook and through emails, and there are questions that i have yet to answer. but keep them coming. i promise to get to every single one of them answered in time.
have you missed some of the tips that have already been shared? if you have here is a list with links for you to explore.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
if you've ever been to rome you know...
that there are italian men dressed outside of the colosseum
offering to pose for photos
only to charge you for it.
that busy roads weave in and out of roman ruins.
that amazing gelato is on every corner,
that nothing beats a fresh italian margarita pizza,
and that whatever happens in rome
doesn't really stay in rome...
if you've been there it stays with you forever.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
the monastery was cold at night
the hallways long
bikes for rent
the smells so fragrant
the train from rome was crowded
and arriving in certaldo
we trusted that our ride would be there
to take us to the hostel
and then we slept