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Wayne, America July, 2009

My parents live in Wayne, Nebraska. This past summer I finally had a chance to visit them. It was for their 50th wedding anniversary. I lived in this little town after college, to get my bearings and work. I enjoyed my time there, however I have noticed the change. It …

An hour or two with Shang

Shang Tea Co. and Quen Stone, located on the 3rd level of Crown Center in KC, is a treasure to our city. If you enjoy Chinese teas, they have the best from their own fields in China. They have whites, reds, wulongs, and many others. A fine tea is like …

August Workshop

Well it wasn’t hot. We had a beautiful day. We met at Sabrina’s studio, then headed down to 10th and Main. We were greeted by “security” informing us where we can and can’t photograph. Welcome to the city. Several of the students had many more conversations with these …

August Exhibit At ARTichokes

I will be showing my China photogravures at ARTichokes. These gravures depicts a small village in GuiZhou Province. The village is as it was during the Ming Dyanasty. Opens August 21st through November 6th. They will have an all day opening event on the 21st. I will arrive …

Photography Classes

If you would like a group study experience I teach photography at Artichokes located on 105th and Mission Rd. I hold a basic photography course which will familiarize you with the manual and semi-manual functions of your camera, and we go over some other functions specific to digital photography. I …

Private tutorials

I offer private tutorials in photography for anyone who would like one on one assistance with their camera and to better their photography. I do a minimum of 2 hours for a session which costs $120. You can pay me directly with cash or check or you can click the …

August Workshop

We will begin our day in front of Sabrina Staires Studio at 329 SW Blvd. Then hike in or drive into the city. Be prepared for a lot of walking, so bring only what you really need such as: wide angle lens, tele-photo lens, tripod, bottle of water and any …

5th Annual Dragon Boat Festival

The Society for Friendship with China, the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department sponsored the Dragon Boat Festival that was held on Brush Creek bordering the country club Plaza, with the assistance from Kansas City Chinese Association (KCCA), Tsinghua Alumni Association of Greater Kansas City, and the Kansas City Plaza …

Germany

Just a few select images from my trip to Germany. I had one week in which I visited with family met our new-found relatives and walked the cities and towns of Augsburg, Weilheim, Oberammergao etc.

Pinhole Photography 20080826

I decided to mess around with my pinhole camera today. I have a lot of single weight fibre paper left from 6 years ago when I first built the camera. I knew the paper would have a base fog, but this seemed to benefit the image by reducing the contrast. …

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