sunset shot in Bandon, Oregon

Local hospital purchased my prints

In recent months Coquille Valley Hospital along the Southern Oregon Coast, had a call to artist for their new hospital.  They wanted to decorate the new facility with local artwork. After a few months went by I figured they had chosen others and I quickly forgot about it. I was pleasantly surprised when I did…

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New eBook: Finding Focus by Nicole Young

This past weekend I read Nicole Young’s new eBook, Finding Focus: Understanding the Camera’s Eye.  I must say, Craft and Vision eBooks never disappoint! I was excited to read Nicole’s new book because I’ve been a fan of Nicole’s work and follow her blog.  She continues to share her talents with the photography community through her…

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July print sales

This month has been a great month for print sales. Typically, it’s slow in the summer as I’m so busy with trips and not promoting my business as much.  I’m finding however, that my activity on the social media sites, particularly Google+ is helping my images to come up on the search engines.  Facebook is…

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Another trip to the Gorge

Mike and I had our second trip to Portland this month. We had a great couple of weeks with our grandson who was visiting from New York.  We needed to get him back to Portland to fly home.  On Saturday, we were able to spend the entire day and Monday morning in the Columbia River…

Sunset along the Oregon Coast

What’s in a name?

When I originally set up my photography business, I called it “pddesigns Images” because I have been known for many years online as “PD Designs” or “pddesigns”.  That was my web design business name since early in 2000.  I was a freelance web designer for many years under that name.  Since I no longer have…

Golden Morning in the Palouse

Springtime in the Palouse

May was a very busy travel month for me.  Not only did I go to Yosemite, but I traveled the weekend following it to the Palouse region in Washington.  I had a workshop in the Palouse with Chip Phillips.  I had signed up for the workshop back in December, so I was really excited to…