Julia Completes Her AKC Scent Work Excellent Container Title & Advanced Buried Title

Julia and I attended the AKC Scent Work Trials at the Dog Training Club of St. Petersburg on Saturday. She completed her Excellent Container Title placing 1st and her Advanced Buried Title placing 3rd. This girl never ceases to amaze me.

Thanks to the hosting club, judges, volunteers and other competitors. Super fun time!

Special thanks to Kim Langevin at Crystal Creek Designs for the action photos.

Intentional Camera Movement Photography - Revisited

Back in 2016, I started experimenting with intentional camera movement photography or ICM. You can read the original post here. I wanted to briefly revisit the subject and share a few of my favorite new images.

As I mention in my first blog post, the idea on intentional camera movement photography is to introduce blur into the photograph using a slow shutter speed. Shutter speed should be somewhere between 1/4 of a second up to a few seconds while moving the camera vertically or horizontally. This technique can create some wonderful abstract photos.

Tip - When pressing the shutter button, move the camera slow for a shot and then try it faster. Results vary tremendously, so experiment, try different shutter speeds and move the camera at a slower or quicker motion. This is a total trial and error process. Have fun!

Now more than ever, I find intentional camera movement photography a super-fun way to try new things with no rules. Most times, multiple images are required to achieve “the shot” that I’m looking for, but it’s all worth it.

California Pacific Ocean Abstract - 2.4 seconds at F10

Florida Seascape Abstract - 0.5 seconds at F36

AKC Scent Work Trials - DeLand, Florida

Brilliant day today for Julia at the AKC Scent Work Trial(s) hosted by Central Florida Agility Club in DeLand, Florida. A big shout out to the host, judges, volunteers, and competitors. Such a fun time!

Julia titled in both Novice B Exterior and Novice B Buried. Her runs consisted of a 1st place (Buried Trial 1), two 2nd places (Buried Trial 2 & Exterior Trial 2), and a 3rd place (Exterior Trial 1). Top it all of with a High In Trial (Trial 2). Super proud of her!!!

Special thanks to Bad Azz Dogz for the photos!

Featured in Portfolio Magazine Naples, Florida

Portfolio Magazine Naples recently contacted me about featuring my photography in the August/September 2018 issue. Check out the full issue here. Thanks to Publisher, Bill Hemmer for the opportunity. Very much appreciated. Can’t wait to see the hard copy.