In one of two photo lessons I've ever had, I was told to search Google before I go out to shoot and don't shoot that... That's exactly what I was trying to do here, how do you shoot the Statue of Liberty in a new way, something not shot before. Many thanks to Karlina Valeiko at MSN Australia for using this photo in her January 30, 2019 article, "Can you guess these world-famous landmarks from their close-ups?"
User: Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington DC
Taken: December 21, 2017
Used: January 2018
Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & EF 24-105mm lens
Location: Manitowoc, WI
Before I got serious about photography I was a musician and most of my circle of friends were musicians as well. This piano belongs to one of my oldest friends who goes back to my earliest days of music back in high school. I took this photo of his piano while I was at home on vacation. Many thanks to the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, DC for using this photo in their film, "Czech Independence - 100 Years" that came out in September 2018. I haven't seen the film but would love to see where/how they used my photo!
I used to walk the Silver Strand just south of Coronado, CA all the time just looking for things to photograph. I don't know how many times I walked by scenes like this and it never caught my eye, then one day... Thanks to Trailways for using this on their "Visit San Diego, CA" page in July 2018.
Photo: Rentals 2
User: Wired (Germany)
Taken: April 10, 2018
Used: September 24, 2017
Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & EF 24-105mm lens
Location: Alexandria, VA
Trying to shoot everyday items isn't as easy as it seems, especially me. I've walked by this bike stand numerous times and never thought about them, I don't know if it was the light, the shadows, the leaves on the ground... But something just seemed different this time and I'm happy to have caught it.
This was one of my first photos of Alexandria, Virginia. I wasn't familiar with the city, just decided to check it out when I moved to VA and it became one of my favorite places to shoot stock photography. Everywhere around me was something I could use, from patriotic to holiday shots, it's all here in Alexandria! Many thanks to:
Although these are thee separate photos used by different companies, they're related. It was pretty cool starting off 2018 with my Wisconsin hometown and my current city using these photos for their 2018-2019 Manitowoc, WI Area telephone book & Yellow Pages plus the El Paso, TX Yellow Pages! A huge thank you to Yellow Book and Yellow Pages as well as the cities of Manitowoc, WI, Two Rivers, WI, and El Paso, TX for using my photos!
This was taken when I went home during summer of 2016, this location was actually a backup plan. After getting mosquito bites in places I didn't know I had while shooting the lighthouse in Two Rivers, WI, I left for Neshotah Beach in hopes of not getting up early for nothing. It worked out and proved why you should always have a plan!
The photo "Morning Rays" was inverted for their use. Although this photo looks like summer, it's actually a winter photo from December 2017. It was also the first time I shot in actual cold weather, it was -17 degrees and I set up my tripod in a snowbank, five minutes later my fingers couldn't feel the touch screen and the camera battery was just about gone. The photo has been flipped horizontally from the original.
This was taken on a hot summer night in El Paso, TX from nearby Scenic Drive. I like this photo because it feels busy, like a city does, and shows contrast between the neighborhoods in the foreground and the downtown area in the center of the photo. This photo was heavily edited for sale by removing many logos and trademarked items appearing in the original above.
I took this at one of my favorite Mexican food places in Imperial Beach, CA. Actually, a lot of my Mexican food shots came from this place, it's an amazing little restaurant I've gone to for years... Thank you to:
I took this of a USAF F-22 Raptor at the 2017 Air Show at Joint Base in Maryland. The pilot was going through pre-flight check and I just snapped this not knowing how cool it looked till I got home. Thanks to: