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70 Degrees in February in the Chicago area

Posted by Mike Voss on Thursday, February 23, 2017, In : weather 
This is what 70 degrees on a Saturday looks like in the month of February near Chicago when the norm is around 25 degrees with a howling 40 mile an hour wind and horizontal snow stinging your face.
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What is going on here?

Posted by Mike Voss on Sunday, February 5, 2017, In : black and white photography 
Sometimes photos ask questions without providing answers
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Hello out there...

Posted by Mike Voss on Saturday, May 28, 2016, In : improving your photography 
It seems that if you're not staring at, talking on, or taking a selfie with your phone you don't exist.
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Only two shows left

Posted by Mike Voss on Sunday, August 3, 2014, In : art shows 
Only two shows left. If you can, stop by and say hello -

Saturday and Sunday, September 13 & 14

10a.m. to 5p.m.

Hidden River Art Festival

Sharon Lynne Center for the Arts

Mitchell Park

Brookfield, Wisconsin


Saturday and Sunday, September 20 & 21

Dwight Harvest Days Fine Art & Craft Festival

Historic downtown area

Dwight, Illinois

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Chicago Marathon 45,000 runners & 2million spectators

Posted by Mike Voss on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, In : events 

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Blue Moon

Posted by Mike Voss on Thursday, August 22, 2013, In : events 

One lunar cycle) is 29.53 days. There are about 365.25 days in a solar
year. Therefore, about 12.37 cycles (365.25 days divided by 29.53 days)
occur in a solar year. In the Gregorian calendar, there are 12 months
(derived from the word moon) in a year, and normally there is one full
moon each month. Each calendar year contains roughly 11 days more than the
number of days in 12 lunar cycles. The extra days accumulate, so every two
or three years there is an extra full moon. The extra moon necessaril...
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Orange Crush softball

Posted by Mike Voss on Saturday, July 27, 2013, In : events 

Some days it's not easy to keep your eye on the ball.

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45,000 runners and 2 million spectators in Chicago

Posted by Mike Voss on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, In : events 

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Why should you hire a professional wedding photographer?

Posted by Mike Voss on Saturday, July 21, 2012, In : wedding photography 

A professional photographer is accustomed to dealing with people under stress,
and today’s weddings are the very definition of stressful, especially for the bride.


As a bride you don’t want to be standing at the altar ready to exchange vows
with the love of your life only to look out and wonder why ‘’the photographer’’
does not seem to be able to get his camera to work. I have attended a wedding
as a guest and witnessed this.


Part of the job of the professional ph...

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Ask permission before taking a photo. You bet.

Posted by Mike Voss on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, In : improving your photography 

Ask permission before taking someone’s photo.


I know a photographer who took a photo of a woman and her daughter
walking under an umbrella in the rain. I’m told the images were nicely backlit.
Because it was raining he shot through an open window in his car and when
mom saw him he introduced himself and explained what he was doing.
 She went ballistic. She yelled and screamed and called the police.


Legally the mom had no basis to be upset, because she and her daughter
were in a pub...

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How much time will you spend at our wedding?

Posted by Mike Voss on Monday, April 16, 2012, In : wedding photography 

That depends on your wedding and your budget. Many couples want
photos before the ceremony – the bride dressing, the men getting ready,
first look etc. Some couples opt to have formal portraits done before the
ceremony and sometimes the groups with the bridal party, family and friends
are done immediately after the ceremony at the church and/or other locations.
Many photographers prefer to finish with the reception after the cake is cut, the
first dance has been danced and the bouquet and g...

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Do we need a second photographer?

Posted by Mike Voss on Saturday, February 18, 2012, In : wedding photography 

Some photographers recommend a second photographer. Often the need
depends on the size of your wedding and on the number of guests. At some
weddings one photographer will concentrate on formal posed photos while a
second photographer will function as a photojournalist, capturing the day as it
unfolds. If that appeals to you go for it. Some studios include a second photographer
or an assistant in their package prices.

If you’re being charged extra for a second photographer be sure to ask a...

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Here's more riveting info about ISO speeds

Posted by Mike Voss on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, In : improving your photography 

You need to start with a very fast ISO speed to stop sports
action in dark gymnasiums.
There is a quality difference connected to ISO speed, and there
are some creative factors to be considered, but generally the slower
the ISO speed the smoother the tonal quality of the finished photo.
With digital media the higher ISO speeds translate to more ‘’noise’’.
It’s usually advantageous to use the slowest ISO speed possible to
make a photograph.Outdoors in bright sunlight an ISO of 100 or 2...

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