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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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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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

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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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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Prague

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

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POTW: Lighting Up the Night

Lighting Up the Night
 A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at the Blount County Photography Club meeting about night photography, and specifically star trails.  It occurred to me though as I was presenting that I hadn’t done a star trail shot in AGES.  I’m actually a little scared to go back and look.  I do remember where it was though… just up Tremont Road in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a clearing that looks down the river, and has a nice opening to the sky.  The problem with the spot though, as I found out, was that very little light makes it down to the river, and so you can’t really make anything out other than the trees.

Having tried and failed once before, I decided to try something a little different.  In my presentation I made that statement that playing around with light sources can be a lot of fun… so I decided to take my own advice, and took a long a camping lantern a friend of mine had let me borrow for a different project I’m working on.  Walking down to the river and holding the lantern up turned out to be just what the image needed to make that big black blob a little more interesting.  Now, if we can just have a few more clear nights this year, I’ll be trying this trick elsewhere!

Interested in making star trail photos of your own?  You’re in luck, I wrote an article on how to do it.  Check it out here: http://www.danandholly.com/how-to-do-star-trail-photography/

 
–Dan Thompson
 

POTW: Destin Family Picture, 2014

Destin Family Portrait

For the past two weeks, I’ve been sharing pictures from our family vacation in Destin, Florida.  The first week I mentioned that my mom and dad weren’t able to go this year because of an accident my dad had earlier in the Summer.  Well, one of the stipulations for us going on without them this year was that we take a family photo.  As has become our tradition, we all headed to the beach one evening before dinner and snapped some pictures.

We wish you guys could have been there, mom and dad!

–Dan Thompson

Even more stuff!

Photo Albums

Photo Albums

If you’ve seen Picture of the Week, you’ve seen the best… now here’s the rest!

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.