Archive by Author: James

What Does It Mean To Vote?

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With the choice of presidential candidates before us tomorrow, none of which are leaders I would have chosen to be in authority over me, I am perplexed with the question of what to do. Trump has led a life of immorality, is disrespectful in his language, is pridefully self-confident, and lacks the experience and integrity […]

An Illustration of Trust

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As I was reading through Isaiah not too long ago, I came across this verse that seemed to put this entire past year into perspective: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher […]

Where We Took Pictures During CAPTURE Vermont

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Last weekend concluded Lenspiration’s CAPTURE Vermont landscape photography workshop! During the scouting excursions before the workshop began, I found it difficult to find great spots for a large group of photographers to stop and explore. New England is captured best one pull off at a time. However, I was able to find a few places […]

5 Tips for Taking Pictures at the Fair

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When was the last time you went to a fair? Did you take any pictures? Were you pleased with how the pictures turned out? It doesn’t matter if you’re using an iPad, a phone, a point & shoot or a DSLR, here’s some tips on how to make the most of your camera next time […]

A Special Day for Grandma

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I do a lot of landscape photography. It’s what I enjoy most. But there is a much greater benefit to shooting landscapes than simply personal enjoyment . . . getting to know my camera. When you know your camera well, you can shoot anything. Whatever genre you enjoy, the more you do it, the more […]

Capturing Beauty Close to Home

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A photographer friend of mine here in West Virginia has really encouraged me get out and see more of the natural beauty close to home. Just a short while ago, we went out to shoot at Valley Falls State Park, West Virginia. It was only an hour’s drive away but I had never been there […]

A Simple Answer To a Difficult Question

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Wow! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here on the Staddon Family blog! I always find myself writing specifically for photographers on my own blog at Lenspiration.com but I thought this particular concept could relate just as well to just about anybody learning just about anything! So, here goes . . . There’s […]

In Celebration of Creation Sunday!

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I don’t think I have ever written a post on Sunday before. But there’s certainly a reason to do so today! Did you know today is Creation Sunday? I hadn’t heard about it until I read OneNewsNow’s article on Defending Genesis’ efforts to celebrate the biblical Creator of the universe and the scientific account of […]