Monthly Archives: March 2010

Approved and signed.

(click photo to see larger) US President Barack Obama’s signature on the health insurance reform bill at the White House, March 23, 2010. The President signed the bill with 22 different pens. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy) Our president has style. I like his signature.

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The Power of Meditation

I have dabbled in meditation over the past three and a half years and it is something that I believe in. I learn more about it all the time. But with anything, it takes commitment and practice. I’m very lucky to live close to The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC. […]

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Getting out to see things – NCMA

Steven Siegel – To see Jennie smile, 23’x10’x12′,newspaper/wood, North Carolina Museum of Art, 2006Photo: Forrest MacCormack – 3/2010(click photo to see larger) One of my favorite new places is the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. The museum is situated on 164 acres of rolling meadows and woods with a bike trail and nature […]

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How to tell exactly where the sun will shine

A compass and clinometer I worked as a location scout for a few years and sometimes needed to tell the photographer if, how, and when sunlight was going to hit a certain location we were considering for photography. I still use the method I describe below to predict sunlight in my photography today. One impractical […]

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Camera feature wish

I’ve had assignments where I’ve had to shoot to a layout. Be it the cover of a magazine or a specific layout a designer has created. If I was lucky the designer would e-mail a cell or template for the design that we were working on. Back in the good ole film days (ohh so […]

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