Fellow Photographers!

If you’re like me, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been the central focal point, or the backdrop for, some amazing photos and memories over the years. Due to the recent wildfires, lots of people that live in the communities surrounding the park have lost everything. This is OUR opportunity to give back to an area that has blessed us so richly. Steve Zigler, Bill Lea, and I have partnered with The Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA) to establish a fund specifically for the photography community to donate to wildfire relief. This money goes directly to the GSMA, which will disperse it to families in need there.

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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

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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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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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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Picture Me, Loving You

Coming May 15th – But while you wait, check out the behind the scenes blog!

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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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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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Most Recent Content:

Hong Kong’s Electric Skyline

Alright, back to Asia as Promised! I was doing some thinking about my series on Hong Kong (I actually do try to plan these things out) and I want to highlight some of the more rural places we got to visit there this time around. However, you'll recall that last year I...

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Antelope Canyon in Black and White

This week for Picture of the Week, I wanted to do something a little different (we'll get back to Asia next week). I've always said that I wonder what would happen if I didn't take a picture for an entire year, and instead, just went back and re-edited all my old...

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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.

Dan and Holly Thompson

Holly

Community volunteer with a passion for the elderly. Breast cancer survivor. Homemaker.

Dan

Security minded technologist with a passion for travel, adventure, and life in general. Guilty of the use of sarcasm and posting lots of pictures.

Holly's Story

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

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Holly’s Most Recent Content:

Pink Tie Guy

  For the last several years, the Knoxville affiliate of Susan G. Komen has selected 8 men to be community spokesmen, and advocates for breast cancer survivors and breast cancer awareness. The number is significant because one in eight women will be diagnosed...

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2013 New Balance Survivor

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is always a special celebration of life and hope for our family, and this year was certainly no different.  What was different this year though, was that Holly was all decked out in brand new New Balance gear! 🙂  Holly was...

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Race for the Cure 2012

It’s that time of year again, time for the Komen Knoxville ‘Race for the Cure’.  This has become one of those days that we look forward to every year.  It is always such a fun time to hang out with friends and family and it is encouraging and inspiring to see all the...

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Picture of the Week

One picture per week, from around town or around the world!

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Most Recent Picture of the Week Content:

The Boy in the Spiral Staircase

In last week's post I talked about how Holly and I had really enjoyed visiting the various gardens in Singapore and shared a picture of an orchid from the National Orchid Garden. This week's photo is from yet another garden in Singapore, the Chinese Gardens. Holly and...

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Singapore National Orchid Gardens

Two weeks ago I started a series on Singapore (sorry, I had to pause for a second to talk about an epic Bluegrass concert... in a CAVE), and this week we pick that back up. Singapore is a very vibrant country, with flowers and color EVERYWHERE. It's a beautiful place....

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Bluegrass… In a CAVE!

File this one under 'too cool not to share' (and I promise we'll return to Singapore next week), but this is just too cool not to share! 🙂 Our friend Dallas had posted a while back that he had attended a bluegrass concert... in a CAVE... and so Holly and I decided we...

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Travel

Holly and I have a major travel addiction, click here to follow along!

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Most Recent Travel Content:

Singapore, City of the Merlion

I wanted to start my Picture of the Week series on Singapore with a photo essay of the city's skyline, and what better image to lead off with than that of the Merlion. The mascot, or personification, of Singapore, however you'd like to refer to it, the Merlion is half...

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My 5 Favorite Photos from 2016

Last year my friend Tom Vadnais challenged a group of photographers to find our top 5 images from the year. It was such a fun and interesting exercise, that I've decided to make this part of my New Year tradition (see 2015's top 5 here). Last year I complained that it...

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Sunset from Keys View

Last year I shared a different view of this same sunset, so I thought I'd share what it looked like in the opposite direction this year. I'm a sucker for layered mountains like this, and the view from Keys View, inside Joshua Tree National Park is a great place for...

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Peru

Amazon Jungle, Bolivia

Santiago, Chile

Dominican Republic

Turks and Caicos

Mayan Rivera, Mexico

Prague, Czech Republic

Brisbane, Australia

Lake George, New York

Charleston, SC

Surfside Beach, SC

Asheville, NC

Mumbai, India

Bangalore, India

New Delhi, India

Hong Kong

New York City

Boston

Daytona Beach, FL

Shanghai, China

Singapore

Thumphu, Bhutan

Jakarta, Indonesia

Fellow Photographers!

If you're like me, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been the central focal point, or the backdrop for, some amazing photos and memories over the years. Due to the recent wildfires, lots of people that live in the communities surrounding the park have lost everything. This is OUR opportunity to give back to an area that has blessed us so richly. Steve Zigler, Bill Lea, and I have partnered with The Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA) to establish a fund specifically for the photography community to donate to wildfire relief. This money goes directly to the GSMA, which will disperse it to families in need there.