Update from down south!

March 21, 2011

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? The last time I blogged was in August of 2010. Hopefully I can start making up for that.

A lot has happened since last summer. I’ve left the beautiful state of Virginia and now live in San Antonio, Texas. To say the scenes are different would be an understatement. The days are longer, the air is drier, oh – and have you heard – Texas is a little warmer than Virginia. Read the rest of this entry »

Tuesday evening I made my way back to Huntley Meadows Park to see what a dusk shoot was like.

Despite seeing little in the woods, I began to hear constant noise of chirps and motion once I approached the boardwalk. As I walked that area, Red-winged Blackbirds, Downy Woodpeckers and tons of sparrows moved among the reeds. Read the rest of this entry »

In case you’re still scrambling to find a last minute Christmas gift, I wanted to mention that today is the LAST day to order a copy of Wildlife: A Photographic Record of the Shenandoah Valley and have it arrive by Dec 24.

If you’re interested, it has to be ordered with next day air shipping by 12pm PST (3pm EST). For a $10 discount, use the code “BLURBTREAT.”

Spread the word

June 9, 2009

What’s that goofy little share button on the right side of the blog? Good question.

I’ve been fiddling a lot with different social media tools and one that I’ve discovered is AddThis (AddThis.com to those of you who are interested). It’s a simple but neat tool to spread the word about Web sites. All you have to do is click it and you’ll see a bunch of different social media sites. If you happen to be members of any of them, give them a click and tell your friends about my book.

It’s that easy, I promise.

Anyone been to the mountains lately?

New Dominion

June 5, 2009

In case you didn’t see it, The New Dominion did a little feature on the book. Check it out here.

If you haven’t ordered a copy but want to, try the promo code ‘hpfreeshipping’. That will take care of shipping up to $10. If for some reason that one isn’t working, check Google for other Blurb promo codes. There are a few floating around out there.

At long last, today I’m opening online sales for my first book. Tell your friends, tell your families, heck – tell the world. Simply head on over to the fine folks at Blurb through this link and you can place your order.

One note so it doesn’t hit you by surprise – Blurb makes people create an account to order through their site. I know, it’s lame, but it’s super easy and they won’t spam you (I promise). Other ordering options should be available in coming months, but for now this method is the simplest.

I couldn’t be more pleased to have reached this point. Thanks everyone for all your support through this project. I’ll be using this site for other future projects too so it won’t end here.

Copyright how to

May 27, 2009

Copyrights protect intellectual property. Technically, original works are protected by copyright law whether or not they are registered, but without registration, it’s hard to resolve disputes when someone tries to infringe on your material. Here’s my quick and easy how-to based on my experience with the U.S. Copyright Office for the book. Read the rest of this entry »

How it began

May 18, 2009

Throughout this year, several people have asked how I decided to make a book. For all those interested, here’s that history.

I didn’t just wake up one day and decide that I wanted to make a book. Instead, it was a gradual progression. Early in 2008, I had been spending progressively more time in Shenandoah National Park cruising Skyline Drive and, in general, just being a tourist. As time went by I began seeing more and more interesting things in my time out there. Read the rest of this entry »

Moving right along

May 8, 2009

Things are getting exciting now. Two recent developments:

1) In case you haven’t noticed, this site has dropped its wordpress extension and is now just wildlifeinphotography.com.

2) The test copy I ordered this week has already zipped through the printer’s system and is in the hands of the fine folks at FedEx. Technically it’s “in transit” right now. I’ve never been to Seattle, but my book has! I hope it has a nice trip here. I’ll look forward to giving it a look as soon as it gets here.

This weekend I’ll be apartment hunting near DC, but may have a chance to photograph some baby birds I know about as well. I’ll keep you posted!