• Family,  Personal,  Photography

    How Old Photos Make Me Feel and Why

    I challenge you to find any photo album or box or digital file from at least five years ago and find a photo or two of you. Think about not just how you were, but how your life was. What was going on in that season? What cars did you own, what animals did you care for? What buildings did you build or tear down? What was happening? Take 10 minutes and do this. Go, right now and do it. 

  • Photography

    Winter is not over. And that’s OK.

    As much as we here in Wisconsin are oh-so-OVER winter, especially since it literally was 60 degrees for a week and the grass was growing again. Let’s look at the positives of winter’s quick return. The sun really does exist, it’s not a myth. Winter came back around to being more typical. It is February, not the end of March when snow melt is a little more normal. Think of this warm snap in comparison to when you put on a shirt everyone else looks good in, but it doesn’t look so hot on you. Wisconsin has it’s go-to sweater back on. For those of you who are farmers, you can…

  • Personal,  Photography

    Almost a photo a day.

    What a week! It has been so full, as I’m sure yours has been too. If you have a few minutes, I’d appreciate you just sticking with me for a few more words, and I’ll treat you with photos! As I told you last week, this year I’m really working on learning as much as possible about photography and to get increasingly better at my work through a photo challenge. Along with posting photos that meet the challenge requirements, I also have been working to take photos of different things each and every day. I still miss days, which doesn’t make sense. But you know, I have to take the…

  • Personal,  Photography

    Why you should reach for the camera more often. Seriously.

    In case you didn’t know, I love photographing farms. Cows, corn, silage, tractors, bulk tanks, kids playing in the fields, all of it. Being in Wisconsin, what I love to do is really easy.  There is a barn or two down most county lanes, some sprawling crop set between the trees in every county and cows are everywhere. I mean, I’ve been known to stop on the side of the road, throw my car’s flashers on and snap an agricultural scene to share on Instagram or just have because, you know, I need to have that photo. Growing up on a farm has instilled a love of agriculture into my…