Become inspired to compose better photos (click to view)


I love playing tennis and I am always inspired after watching the pros battle it out in the finals of Grand Slam tournaments. I also draw inspiration from watching Olympic athletes compete, especially after hearing stories of how they faced challenges, but persisted. Watching those in the Performing Arts who sing, dance, act or play an instrument with such passion and so effortlessly also inspires me.

When it comes to photography, I find it inspiring to view other’s photos. I especially like viewing photos that

  • Capture a common subject matter in a unique way
  • Create a mood or trigger an emotion
  • Make me feel like I was there at the scene
  • Beautifully capture lines, shapes, patterns, color, tones and/or texture
  • Capture light in a striking way

I hope you can find a local photography exhibit to inspire you to raise your bar. You might also find yourself walking away with ideas of things you want to capture.

13th Annual CPA Juried Show (2020)

I’m a member of Cary Photographic Artists (CPA). They host an annual juried show in October. Normally this show has been an exhibit of prints, but due to restrictions on face-to-face gatherings to contain the coronavirus pandemic, they organized a digital exhibit.

For this year’s 13th annual show, they received 404 remarkable images from photographic artists throughout the country.

You can view the 50 images that were accepted into the digital exhibit from their website: