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Catching up on Photography

It happens to the best of us, those of us who labor to maintain a personal website: with so many social media outlets around, sometimes the personal blog is the last to receive some love. I used to have plugins here that would automatically repost my posts to whatever site I wanted – but then I started using sites that either don’t play well with repost plugins, or I simply didn’t want to have the same exact content on each […]

New Photoset – 4th of July Fireworks!

A friend invited us to come take in the fireworks from a deck right on the ocean in Malibu…there was a barge that was anchored off the shore, just in front of us, so it lent itself to a phenomenal front-row-seat perspective. I played around with exposure settings so I could paint with light on some of them. Inspiring! Head over to Flickr to see the whole set.

November Roundup: New Pricing, The Luminaries, and a Swanky New Year’s Eve

November went by far too fast for my tastes. There we were, celebrating Halloween, and seemingly in the blink of an eye Thanksgiving has come and gone and we’re staring down the barrel at the end of 2011. How’d that happen? It’s been a year since I had my photo show, which affords me a chance to look back and contemplate the state of my photographic life. I had no lofty goals in mind for this passion of mine; just […]

Joseph Chad Hill, 1979-2010

Joseph Chad Hill: A Photography Retrospective

A dear friend and fellow photographer, Joe was remarkable for not only his eye, but his entire philosophy of making every day of his life count. He knew his time was limited, due to a degenerative condition; his gusto for exploring new realms was commendable. Most recently, in October/November 2010, Joe returned to Ghana for the fourth time, to capture its essence and to bring back hand-carved djembe drums for good friends. Shortly after his return, Joe’s health declined rapidly […]

New Photo Set – Salton Sea, Salvation Mountain & Slab City

Recently I spent a day in the Salton Sea area of California with some photographer friends. In all its desolation and desperation, there’s a certain level of ingenuity evident from those who choose to eke out an existence in those harsh circumstances, and it’s permeable if you pay attention. It’s not a life I could envision for myself but I admire those who can. I’ve posted the shots to a set on Flickr.

Softly Lit Studios Photo Store Open for Business

Just in time for my show this evening, I am pleased to announce that my online photo store is open for business. If you are a fan of photography and haven’t checked it out yet, head over here to see what there is to offer. I’m still working out a few things so there may be some minor changes occurring in the weeks and months ahead, but it’s ready to be seen. I hope you enjoy. If you like what […]

Softly Lit Studios 1.0 Launch

It brings me great pleasure to announce the launch of this new¬†Website for my artistic endeavors under the mantle of Softly Lit Studios. Why Softly Lit? It describes a mood, or a favored lighting technique. It’s also a bit easier to spell than my last name. I happen to just like it too! Welcome, and have a look around. The Photos link will take you to my portfolio, which will be a fully functioning store just in time for my […]