Dhaka Sewers

Dhaka Sewers

Men working in the sewers in Dhaka Bangladesh



Rickshaw in Dhaka

Rickshaws come in many flavors in Dhaka Bangladesh.

Rickshaw Ride

A Rickshaw driver smokes as he drives through the streets of Dhaka.



Elephants in the Serengeti

Elephants wander across the grasslands early in the morning deep in the Serengeti.
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Elephants walk through the tall grass on an early morning stroll.



Goodbye summer Milky Way

Well the summer is about over and the richness of our galaxy, The Milky Way, sets for another year. Even with all the light pollution nearby you can still get some decent shots of our galaxy.


The summer Milky Way sets in the west.


How to blur the background


Leopard with Thomson Gazelle. Serengeti Tanzania 2014. 1/125 sec at f/4.0 420mm focal length

A common question asked by new photographers is “How do I blur the background?”. The answer lies in the aperture setting on your camera.

Aperture is the opening in the camera lens that light travels through. The larger the aperture the more light enters the camera. The size of the aperture is given in terms of a f-number or f-stop. Since this is a quick and easy tip I’m not going to get into all the details of how it works, just what you need to know to get that blurry background. [click to continue…]

You can create spectacular images using your iPhone. apps - PRO HDR , Instagram

You can create spectacular images using your iPhone. apps – PRO HDR , Instagram

There are a million apps out there for iPhone Photography users. Here are 3 that I use on a daily basis.


This is like the all in one toolkit for iPhone Photography users. It’s been around for a while and has just about everything you need for edit images on your iPhone.
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Do you want to take better photos right now? Here are 3 simple techniques to create more interesting photographs.

1. Change Your Perspective

Look back at all the pictures you have taken. Look back at all the pictures you have acquired in your lifetime. I can bet that 99% of the images taken were shot at eye level of the photographer. This is not necessarily the “wrong” way to shoot photographs but always shooting at eye level limits the camera to one perspective.

Take a look at the images below of Pastor Samuel making cement in his orphanage in Kenya. One was shot at eye level and the other from ground level. Which one has more impact?

Eye Level
Ground Level

2. Think Negative

It’s time to think negative, negative space that is. I really like using this technique. It can work with the Rules of Composition (say the Rule of Thirds) but does it in it’s own way. Even if you don’t know what the heck the Rule of Thirds is, this technique will add interest to your photographs.

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Church Service in Kenya

While on a humanitarian mission trip in Watamu Kenya, we were able to attend Pastor Samuel’s church service on Sunday. As my son Brock described it, “If church in the United States was this exciting then more people may attend.” An interpreter gave the service in English while the Pastor gave the service in Swahili. Click on image to see larger version or share.

Pastor Samuel at the altar with his wife behind him.

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