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Photo: Piano 1

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!


Photo: US Capitol 8

User: Inquisitr

Taken: April 10, 2018

Used: August 10, 2018

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & EF 16-35mm lens

Location: Washington, DC


Taken in front of the US Capitol and the Capitol Reflecting Pool and the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial.  Many thank to Patricia Grannum of the Inquisitr.com for using this her August 10, 2018 article entitled, "D.C. Restaurants Warn White Supremacists That They Aren’t Welcome This Weekend."


Photo: The Strand

User: Trailways

Taken: October 8, 2016

Used: July 2018

Camera: Sony A7rii & FE 24-240mm lens

Location: Coronado, CA


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.


A big thank you to the Wired Staff in Germany for using this in their July 6, 2018 Wired Germany article "UBER will in Berlin seine Jump-Fahrräder aufstellen" or "UBER wants to set up its jump bikes in Berlin."  Click HERE for a translated article.


Photo: Capitol 6

User: Global Financial Market Review

Taken: April 10, 2018

Used: May 11, 2018

Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & EF 24-105mm lens

Location: Washington, DC



Photo: Crawfish 2

User: Marina Life Magazine

Taken: April 29, 2017

Used: Spring 2018

Camera: Sony A7rii & FE 24-240mm lens

Location: San Diego, CA



Photo: Patriotic 22

User: Debt.com

Taken: September 19, 2017

Used: May 28, 2018

Camera: Canon 6D mkii & 24-105mm lens

Location: Alexandria, VA


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:


- Newsweek.com for using this photo for their 2018 article called, "Which States Have the Most STD's?"


- Joe Pye of Debt.com for using this photo in his May 28, 2018 article called, "Which State Saves Best in America?"


- Thanks to The Body Image Therapy Center for using this on their "Locations Page" at their website in 2018."


Photo: Patriotic 18

User: Realtor.com

Taken: July 3, 2017

Used: May 28, 2018

Camera: Sony A7rii & FE24-240mm lens

Location: Coronado, CA


My last Fourth of July weekend living in Coronado, CA back in 2017 was spent walking around looking for patriotic subjects to shoot.  There was so many scenes like this one!  A big thank you to:


Menards home improvement centers for using this in the garden centers "Patriotic Outdoor Decor" section.


- Wendy Herman of Realtor.com for using this photo for her May 28, 2018  called "The Surprising Way America's Military Is Investing in Real Estate—Revealed."



Photo: Stops

User: Reader's Digest

Taken: June 30, 2016

Used: June 2018

Camera: Canon 6D & EF24-105mm lens

Location: Virginia Beach, VA






Many thanks to Reader's Digest for using this photo at their website for a June 2018 article by Taylor Markarian called "13 Haunted House Mysteries No One Can Explain."


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Photo: Walk the Dog

User: Yellowbook

Taken: August 9, 2016

Used: January 2018

Camera: Canon 6D & EF24-105mm lens

Location: Two Rivers, WI


Photo: Morning Rays

User: Yellow Pages

Taken: December 19, 2017

Used: 2018

Camera: Canon 6D mkii & Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens

Location: Manitowoc, WI


Photo: Sundown

User: Multiple

Taken: June 18, 2016

Used: 2018

Camera: Canon 6D & EF24-105mm lens

Location: El Paso, TX


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, WITwo 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.



Photo: Two Flags

User: The Regulatory Review

Taken: February 27, 2018

Used: April 16, 2018

Camera: Canon 6D mkii & EF 70-300 DO Lens

Location: Washington, DC






I love to try to capture different angles while taking photos at the White House, it's pretty difficult to do considering how much it's been photographed...  Thank you to The Regulatory Review for using this on April 16, 2018 for an article entitled "Can President Trump Get Rid of Robert Mueller?"


Photo: Patriotic 5

User: Barbee Jackson Insurance

Taken: May 13, 2017

Used: April 2018

Camera: Sony A7Rii & 50mm lens

Location: San Diego, CA



Photo: Fish Tacos

User: Mashed.com

Taken: June 19, 2017

Used: 2018

Camera: Sony A7Rii & 50mm lens

Location: Imperial Beach, CA




I took this at one of my favorite Mexican food places in Imperial Beach, CA.  Thank to the travel website TravelStart Kenya for using this in their Book Cheap Flights to Cancún in the "Why Visit Cancún" section.



Photo: The Crowd

User: Eventhut.com

Taken: September 16, 2017

Used: 2018

Camera: Canon 6D & 70-300mm DO lens

Location: Joint Base Andrews Air Show, Maryland



I took this of a USAF F-22 Raptor at the 2017 Air Show at Andrews Air Force Base.  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 Eventhut for using this on their website in 2018.


Photo: Patriotic 16

User: C4SM.com

Taken: August 14, 2017

Used: August 2017

Camera: Sony A7rii & 24-240mm lens

Location: Manitowoc, WI




Thanks to Citizens 4 how to buy an essay online Service Members (C4SM) for using this photo in August 2017 in their websites "Assistance to Family Members of Fallen Service Members Program" section.




Photo: Patriotic 26

User: Buzzfeed

Taken: November 28, 2017

Used: March 25, 2018

Camera: Canon 6D mkii & 24-105mm lens

Location: Alexandria, VA





Alexandria, Virginia is one of my favorite places for shooting patriotic photos and hunting for stock subjects.  You don't need a holiday, patriotism is everywhere in this city!  Many thanks to Marie Telling of Buzzfeed staff for using this photo in her article entitled, "

18 American Quirks That Are Actually Kinda Weird" on March 25, 2018.


Photo: SD Bay

User: San Diego RV Resort

Taken: June 26, 2017

Used: 2018

Camera: Sony A7rii & 24-240mm lens

Location: San Diego, CA



This photo was taken from a sailboat in San Diego Bay and show the shores of Coronado, CA.  I added the sun spots to the left for effect.  Thanks to the San Diego RV Resort for using this on their "What's Happening in San Diego" page in 2018!


Photo: Patriotic 10

User: My Bank Tracker

Taken: May 28, 2017

Used: June 5, 2017

Camera: Sony A7rii & 24-240mm lens

Location: San Diego, CA


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