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Gettysburg 27th Indiana Infantry Reg

It was a Living History weekend at Gettysburg National Park. Volunteers put on mini reenactments for the tourist and let me tell you.  They must really love this hobby.  I was dying in this heat and here they are all dressed up in heavy wool uniforms.  Curators explained the details of the event as the troops charged across the fields. At the end of the demonstration they informed the crowd that this weekend was in honor of one of their […]

Soccer season begins

Another exciting season for the Hagerstown Crush Soccer is just beginning.  Coach Abib has built this team from the ground up and has moved them from losing records into a winning record in a couple years.  I hope we have another great season. [nggallery id=14] You can see the rest of the season as it happens on the gallery sports page plus you can order prints and other items as well. Use the coupon code “gocrush” and get 20% off […]

Not a good week for Middletown

I was out cutting grass today when I heard the sirens and thought nothing of it.  I turned to head back to the house and saw the plumes of black smoke bellowing from behind the trees just down the road.  I ran in the house and grab the camera.  I got down to the house on Unakite and the Pumper truck was already on scene and just hooking up water.  Walking down towards the house through the onlookers I heard […]

Frederick TEA Party 2009

I went downtown Wednesday not only to be part of the protest, but to document the event. It was a pretty wet afternoon. I’m not complaining, but I do need to get a waterproof kit for my camera. It was a little rough balancing an umbrella and taking photos at the same time. Anyways, this little girl was with her family supporting the crowd message. Somehow her message is a little more bold than the rest of them. I mean […]

FCAR 2008 Awards

I was asked to photograph the Annual Frederick County Associations of REALTORS® Awards ceremony. This year was hosted by Ed Black and Trish Mills at the Frederick FSK Holiday Inn. The evening started off with some appetizers and a cash bar. Everyone, dressed to the nines, were meeting up with old friends and colleagues prior to the ceremonies.  The evening was topped off by a scrumptious dinner of either Roasted Turkey or London Broil.  I think Mary McLaughlin had a […]

Frederick Area Seniors looking for a Photographer?

Help me build my portfolio.  The economy is tough and mom and dad need to save money for college.  I am looking to build a business and need your help.  For the cost of one session $225, I will photograph you on location at one of Frederick’s local attractions or scenic areas.  This expense will include $100 worth of photos from my Price Page.  We can add more items for additional What to expect:  An hour or two of artistic […]

Granalta Fire picture made it to the FNP front page

My son and I were heading down Route 40 on Thursday when we noticed the black plume of smoke behind Frederick Towne Mall.  I told him, I knew what that means and began my quest to find it.  We headed down Waverly towards Shookstown and Kemp Lane.  That’s when the Fire Chief passed us with lights and siren blaring.  We were obviously heading in the right direction.  When we pulled up on Granalta Court, I tried to find a location […]

A couple of my photos have been published

I was please to be asked for a couple of my photos to be used lately in a variety of mediums.  My sunset over Middletown is currently being used on the Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce in Maryland.   I was also asked for one of my photos to be used in the Frederick County Association of REALTORS® bi-monthly Newsletter.   You can see the examples below.  I have a large collection of photos in the area.  If you need a stock […]

Antietam Battlefield Memorial Luminaries

I had the privilege to photograph the Antietam Battlefield Luminaries this weekend with the Brunswick Photographers Guild.  It turned out to be a very cold night but it was exciting to be there.  I am not going to talk much about the history of the ceremonies.  You can read more about it on the Official Antietam Battlefield Memorial site. It was a big learning experience for me as low light conditions are challenging to focus.  I had the basic setup […]

OK I have a Portfolio to build and a business to start

I came across an article today on the Strobist about working for free. I have been contemplating on how to gain recognition and new business with out breaking the bank.  I believe in Pro-bono work for a worthy cause and couldn’t think of a more worthy cause than myself.  I believe I have found the answer with offering up free services to local businesses for exchange for enhancing my portfolio.  Of course, my intent is to create a very compelling […]