Macro Photography

Getting up close and personal with a subject and showing details that most people overlook is something I thoroughly enjoy.  Check out my latest!

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Frogs!

I have been wanting to photograph frogs for a while (don’t ask…), and I finally got the opportunity to.  Check it out!

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Star Trails!

Have you ever seen a night time photograph that looked as though the stars were raining down from the heavens and wondered how the photographer did it?  Check out my “how-to” on Star Trail photography.

Star Trail Tutorial

Picture Me, Loving You

A love story gone wrong, told through pictures.
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Mormon Row

Still one of my favorite photos, this barn from “Mormon Row” in Grand Tetons National Park is supposedly one of the most photographed barns in the Country.  I can understand why!

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Beautiful Tibet

One of the most captivating places we’ve visited, Tibet was shocking to our Western senses and extremely beautiful.

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Holly's Story

Holly’s blog about surviving breast cancer and living life after the fact.

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Black and White

Black and white photography has quickly become one of my favorite styles of photography.  From the unique challenges to the timeless result… I love it.

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Prague

Easily one of our favorite cities in Europe, Prague is full of beauty around every corner.

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Following the Winds of Change

Okay, I was originally planning on continuing my series on South Carolina today, but my heart is in Poland right now, so I’m sharing this picture… from Germany. LOL I’ll explain how I got there in a minute.

It is interesting how life twists and turns. If you had asked me this time last year what I’d be doing right now, I’d have told you I would be in Poland, leading a kids camp. For those of you that know us, or at least that have been following along on the blog, you know that for the last three years Holly and I have been going to Poland to take part in a kids camp there that the church we attend partners in. When we finished the camp last year I was certain we would be going again this year as leaders because the previous leader wasn’t able to return in 2015. As 2014 continued, however, I began to feel restless. The previous years the decision to go had come easy, but now, suddenly, neither Holly nor I could honestly say we were feeling the push to go. We sought counsel and ultimately decided to bow out, fearing that if we did go, it would be for the wrong reasons. Fast forward to today, everything is much clearer.

Around the same time as we were struggling with the decision to go or not to go, I was also putting a lot of thought into my job. I had been with Claris Networks for almost 10 years, and while I loved my job and the people I worked with, I sensed the winds of change blowing. It was almost as if I felt that everything that had been solid for the last several years was now unhinged, and floating… waiting to be pieced back together into something, perhaps different. Holly was feeling similarly. In December everything starting taking shape; Holly left her job to begin pursuing meaningful volunteer work, something we’d been working towards for a while. In April, I left my job at Claris to join another company named 451 Research. Both of these moves will ultimately allow Holly and I to travel more and invest more deeply in the things that matter most to us… but we needed a moment to put it all together. We needed a moment to listen closely to where God was leading us.

So here we are in July again, and tomorrow starts the kids camp in Poland. As I’ve been watching our American friends post pictures of themselves with all our Polish friends, and listen to the anticipation of all the week to come will bring, it caused me to reminisce, and thumb through my old pictures of Poland from years past. That is when I stumbled upon this image, one that I had previously overlooked. The symbolism of the windmill standing tall in the golden field after a passing storm seemed too true to ignore. Just as the windmill does no work on its own, but rather by the power of the wind blowing through its “arms”, so too are we called as Christians to stand tall, arms out, ready to go wherever the Holy Spirit takes us.

–Dan Thompson

Explaining Picture Me, Loving You

SPOILER ALERT!! Fair warning, if you haven’t seen or finished Picture Me, Loving You yet, stop reading now.  No really… I’m about to ruin the thrill of figuring it all out for yourself.  Seriously… click here and start from the... read more

Hunting Island Lighthouse

As I mentioned last week, our family went to a new location this year for our family vacation. As beautiful as Fripp Island is itself (you can see lots of pictures from there on my Facebook page), I think the bulk of my favorite images came from neighboring Hunting... read more

Happy Annimather’s Day!

So Picture Me, Loving You started just after Mother’s Day, and ended just before Father’s Day… on paper I’m sure this looks like I was a masterful planner, but I assure you it all happened that way by accident! I’ll take it though!... read more

Origin Story: Starlite

Every good character has an origin story. With the characters I create it is no different. It’s often difficult to spend time while dressed as these characters explaining the depths behind some of these characters and how they came to be, so today I thought I’d try... read more

POTW: The Killing Chair

   Happy Mother's Day!! LOL When I planned this Philadelphia series out, I specifically wanted to end on this photo because I thought it would be a good segue into the Picture Me, Loving You series that starts later this week (YAY!!)… however... read more

POTW: Downtown Philly

   I think I probably said this a few times on social media, but when it comes to my list of places to see, Philadelphia wasn't near the top.  Actually, let me just be honest and say it probably wasn't on the list at all.  Holly had... read more

The Opposite Side Of The Lens

Or…Three Things I've Learned From Being The Subject   When Dan asked me to collaborate with him on this project, I was very enthusiastic. For me it was more than just a chance to get show off my skills as a costumer, it was a chance to be in front of... read more

POTW: Prayers for Nepal

   I wanted to take a timeout this week from the Pennsylvania series I started last week, and point focus to a place that has captured my imagination for some time now; Nepal.  As I'm sure you've heard by now, Nepal and some of the surrounding... read more

Even more stuff!

Picture Me, Loving You

Picture Me, Loving You

It’s different, and maybe a little whacky, but it will hopefully have you intrigued! Check out the photo-narrative!
Holly's Story

Survivor

Holly was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33.  Holly’s Story is her blog about breast cancer survival.

Project Car

Project Car

Dan may or may not have an obsession with cars.  Follow along with his dream car build up; a 1967 Camaro.

Dan on TV

Dan on TV

Did you know that Dan appears regularly on TV in the Knoxville and Chattanooga markets?  Check out some of his segments here.