The Super Snowflake Chase, 2020-21

Two years ago, I tried my hand at photographing snowflakes. Or should I say, photographing the little miniature constructs as big, detailed, geometric treasures. The 2018-19 winter was fickle, and I was still trying to set up my snowflake-shooting equipment … a ring flash, focus stacking, a stable tripod… And even with all that, I…

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McGreevy Pro Lab saved my ass. Saved ten years of my ass.

Background. I always give credit to those who have been there for me. That includes McGreevy Pro Lab, a film developer and print shop in downtown Albany. They have been my pro lab of choice for the lion’s share of my Competition Season artworks. They will do whatever it takes to satisfy their customers, and…

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My entries into the 2020 Artful Evening

I’ve participated in the Albany Institute of History and Art’s “Work of Art” (now known as “An Artful Evening”) twice; last year with my drenched dandelion photo After the Rain, and prior to that with my infrared image Infrared Horizon 787.  This year’s event will honor my fellow Hamilton College classmate and blogroll denizen (and…

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Welcome to the List of Champions

I won’t lie.  I hold onto slights like a bear trap holds onto a hiker. Many, many years ago, when I first started entering my photos in competitions, I tried submitting my shots into the Capital District Photo Regionals.  The Photo Regionals are the preeminent show for local photographers, and I had hoped that something…

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Results from the 42nd Annual Photo Regionals

It’s Saturday afternoon, and I just received an e-mail from Albany Center Gallery. I can feel my heart pounding right now.  It’s been three years since my neon dancing artwork Step and Pivot made the cut for the then-39th edition of the prestigious Capital District Photo Regionals.  And through all the craziness that’s gone on…

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Well, ArtBeat Studios did NOT disappoint…

Background.  A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about using ArtBeat Studios, the company that produces my metallic and acrylic prints, to create a special print for an upcoming art show or auction.  Due to various factors this year, I haven’t been as active with my cameras, but I did get an awesome shot of…

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I almost pulled a Photo Regionals “audible.”

Well, it was delayed because of COVID-19, but the 42nd annual Photo Regionals will actually take place this fall.  In fact, tomorrow I drop off my three entries at Albany Center Gallery.  All submissions will be shown in a salon setting, then the best of the best will be selected for the regular Photo Regionals…

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Okay, ArtBeat Studios, I’m counting on you…

I have two photography pro shops that I swear by.  McGreevy Pro Lab in Albany has been a godsend.  They have printed some of my biggest award winning photographs and artworks, they’ve put up with my custom requests for Dream Window inserts, they’ll develop all sorts of exotic film for me – no, really, they…

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Two Chuck Miller artworks donated for an upcoming In Our Own Voices auction

Whenever I can, I will always help those in need.  In the past, I’ve donated several of my artworks to various charities for auction purposes, or for outright donations to help others. This morning, two of my artworks will join a collection of art and prizes that will be auctioned off as part of an…

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The Return of the Cemetery Photography Contest (and why I can’t enter it)

Many, many years ago, St. Agnes Cemetery would hold an annual photography contest, where photos that were taken on the cemetery grounds were displayed at a local location, and the best photos would receive ribbons and money. This was fun.  In fact, in 2010 I actually won the contest with this photo. This year, the…

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