Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

This is the time of year when you and I are encouraged to identify things in our lives for which we are thankful. You know the drill. However, there are a host of things that have a life and an influence of which we are not normally aware. Behind the scenes, or behind closed doors, … Read more

A Very Good Year


It was 1998. That year, Apple introduced the ultra-thin MacBook Air. The world’s largest particle accelerator, a circle with a 17-mile circumference, came on line in Switzerland. The Lady Vols won yet another NCAA championship. Nine months into the year, Nashville got professional sports with the Titans moving here from Memphis and the Predators winning … Read more

A Woman for All Seasons?

Dorma Tabisz - A Woman For All Seasons

What else could I call Dorma Tabisz? After all, I witnessed her opening her oven and sticking a toothpick into two large trays of brownies for “doneness”; being down on her knees tightening set screws in a stool’s legs with an allen wrench; having her show me her printer that was about as wide as … Read more

4 Knights and a Princess


Yep, the Brentwood Photography Group has Knights and Princesses, and we also have a Roundtable; several Roundtables, in fact. Let me explain. A couple of times each year, instead of having a program that is listened to by everybody, we set up breakouts for discussions on different topics related to photography. You choose your own … Read more

Don’t Be a Photo Sniper


A “photo sniper” isn’t what you think it is; I will need to explain it. And…I wish I had been cute enough to come up with that title but I’m not. Credit belongs to one Mitchell Kanashkevich, whom I just recently discovered on YouTube with a video with the title I am using. (A link … Read more

A Question for You

The camera I own now is 4-years-old…and counting. Should I be thinking about upgrading?  An “improved” model was introduced two years ago and an upgrade to that will be coming this Fall. Undoubtedly, more pixels, newer sensor, more menu choices, and more buttons are on the way. There are several ways I could approach an … Read more