Erynn and Pixie – Happy Birthday!

Today is my daughter’s 16th birthday.  My little girl – my youngest.  Erynn is such a beautiful person  inside and out.  We could not be more proud of this young lady – intelligent, creative, quick-witted, and confident yet incredibly aware, insightful, and compassionate.  I will never forget when Dean and I…

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An open letter to Photographers – Exploitation of Children

Jodie Otte, Photographer

If this photography community were the professional company I work for, I would have written a resignation letter effective immediately Dear Photographers, I thought long and hard about writing this post.  While I really don’t want the people involved getting their narcissistic attention feed which is exactly what they want, I…

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The Story of Merlin, the deformed Kitten…. | Pet Photography

If you haven’t followed along, in May of 2014, my daughter, Erynn, and I welcomed our brand new foal, Pixie (see Pixie’s Story and picture here).  While waiting for the foal, we had spent the night at the barn.  The one morning, feeding was taking place when two tiny newborn…

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Rants….. Good Ones and Bad Ones… and those that lead to amazing things….

On this cold cold cold day…. I don’t know why, but it seemed appropriate to talk about….. Rants…. I’m a realist.  I’m an observer.  I analyze way too much.  I analyze because I’m way too curious about the world around me, about the human brain, about how it works… how…

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The hidden colors in snow. | Maryland Photographer

Snow is funny to photograph.  First, if you are new to digital photography, you may miss your exposure and end up with white blown areas – not good.  Snow in nice light, can be a rainbow of colors – it’s pretty amazing. I didn’t go to work yesterday.  First, our…

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