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New Group + Features

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 11, 2010, 8:22 AM


There is a new group on dA that is photography related. It is called Extended Shutter and is a group for photographers that shoot with their shutter open to create artistic effects such as soft water, light trails, etc.

If you are interested in contributing to the group, head on over to: extendedshutter.deviantart.com…


To support that group, here are some examples:
Bond Falls by jazzkidd   Canyon Falls 2 by jazzkidd

Rushing Rapids by jazzkidd   Lake Superior Rocks by jazzkidd

Unnamed falls HDR by jazzkidd   Waterfall by Syzygy001

Waterfall by invisiblewl   IN WATERFALL by THOM-B-FOTO

Waterfall by newcastlemale   Waterfall by soulm4n

Waterfall by VMorbidLullabyV   waterfall by atdilives

waterfall by Jay-In-A-Half-Shell  :thumb24819600:

Waterfall by LanGreyfox   waterfall by yamiyalo

Waterfall by alb-albastru

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  • Drinking: Soy Milk

Special Request!

Journal Entry: Mon Dec 14, 2009, 5:52 PM


I am looking for digital material that you may have used in a photography course, or just something that you may have found useful while learning more about photography.  This could be websites, blogs, pdf files, etc.  All material that can help others learn more is greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance to all your help.

P.S.  If you could pass this on to anyone that might be able to help that wouldn't normally read this journal, I would appreciate that as well.

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  • Drinking: Soy Milk

Camera For Sale + Feature

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 2, 2009, 1:47 PM






News
  

I am selling my Nikon D70.  I can include a zoom lens and a wide angle lens.  Note me your offers.  The camera will come with 3 batteries, charger, and multiple memory cards.



Monthly Feature




Evening Light At The Old Barn by kkart
This months special feature goes to kkart




Weekly Feature

I just returned from a week in DC with some of my students.  In honor of that, here is a DC feature.  I'll slowly be uploading my own.

Washington DC by asoi   Union Station Washington, DC by DavidMCoyle

The City Beneath the City by gilad   DC by MELANCH0LIA

Washington Memorial by meross   Cherry Blossom Festival DC by Paperback-writer-00





CLUBS

Stamps



Nikon by Krolikus   Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido   Flag: Wisconsin by TheStampKing   Monster Energy by TheStampKing

If God Brings You To It... by TheStampKing   Flag: Christian by TheStampKing

Flag: Finland by TheStampKing   Flag: Italy by TheStampKing


Flag: Colombia by TheStampKing





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  • Drinking: Soy Milk

My Baby is Finally Here! +New Website

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 12, 2009, 8:51 AM






News
  

I haven't updated in a long time due to lack of time itself.  But for good reason!  My baby girl, Ellia Jane, arrived on July 28 at 6 lbs 15 oz and 20 inches long.  She is such a bundle of joy!  I love spending as much time with her as possible.

Secondly, we now have a new website promoting our new healthy energy drink.  This drink gives you sustained energy without a crash and tastes a heck of a lot better than others on the market.  Only natural sugars from real fruit juices are in this drink.  Check out the page at let me know what you think: www.therealenergydrink.com



Monthly Feature




Maroon Bells by LarryGorlin
This months special feature goes to LarryGorlin




Weekly Feature

Shameless self-promotion: Here are a few shots of my new baby girl.

Ellia 1 by jazzkidd   Ellia 2 by jazzkidd

Ellia and Dad by jazzkidd   Ellia 3 by jazzkidd

Little Feet by jazzkidd



CLUBS

Stamps



Nikon by Krolikus   Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido   Flag: Wisconsin by TheStampKing   Monster Energy by TheStampKing

If God Brings You To It... by TheStampKing   Flag: Christian by TheStampKing

Flag: Finland by TheStampKing   Flag: Italy by TheStampKing


Flag: Colombia by TheStampKing





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  • Reading: Social Media Marketing
  • Drinking: Coke Zero

Thumbshare Feature

Journal Entry: Sat Jul 4, 2009, 12:22 PM






News
  


Well, we are waiting for our baby girl to arrive any day now.  The official due date is July 19th, so she's ready.  I can't wait... I'm really excited.  I'm actually kind of bored being on summer vacation.  I miss the kids.  I love being a teacher and can't wait to go back!

The county fair is coming up next week, so at least I'll get a chance to see some of my students showing at the fair.  

On a side note, I've started P90X and love it!  I feel better every day even though I haven't been noticing major improvements yet.

As for the features, I chose to do another Thumbshare feature.  My picks are below.



Monthly Feature




Maroon Bells by LarryGorlin
This months special feature goes to LarryGorlin




Weekly Feature

This week was a ThumbShare Feature.  I posted in the ThumbShare forum advertising a week feature, and here are my picks!

:thumb95905686:   Come and play. by PiaBobacka

Early morning by PiaBobacka Eyes by toosas

:thumb126697178:   panza by RothermRebeka

La Grande Roue by the-sashimi-frog   Schooner and Adele Island by Catherine-Elenore

Brighton 00 by aaron-thompson  :thumb108574256:

Crayola by MichelleRamey   Pastels by MichelleRamey




CLUBS

Stamps



Nikon by Krolikus   Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido   Flag: Wisconsin by TheStampKing   Monster Energy by TheStampKing

If God Brings You To It... by TheStampKing   Flag: Christian by TheStampKing

Flag: Finland by TheStampKing   Flag: Italy by TheStampKing


Flag: Colombia by TheStampKing





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Journal CSS Made By DigitalPhenom
  • Reading: A Leader's Legacy
  • Playing: COD 5
  • Drinking: Soy Milk

ThumbShare Forum Feature

Journal Entry: Sat May 16, 2009, 1:22 PM






News
  


No news this week.  Just 3 weeks left of school and then summer!



Monthly Feature




:thumb120930291:
This months special feature goes to Goodfoot42




Weekly Feature

This week was a ThumbShare Feature.  I posted in the ThumbShare forum advertising a week feature, and here are my picks!

:thumb109141909:   The Long walk by Dean-Irvine

   Warwick Castle by helmisade

Vintage Eiffel by nyl   Coming to Get Me by deylac

Walk Away by deylac   Flower 0.4 by 1---ROB---1

Stuck in the middle by liquiddarkers  :thumb121031609:

Peace and Quiet by eKBS   I Will Wait by leaver

No More Runnin' by leaver   I'm not just a beautiful face by CrazyPersikGirl

More Sunflowers by BelaBoosMim   Don't hide the eyes by dincha

Way Home by balduris  :thumb100924119:

yellow field by rattattart  





CLUBS

Stamps



Nikon by Krolikus   Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido   Flag: Wisconsin by TheStampKing   Monster Energy by TheStampKing

If God Brings You To It... by TheStampKing   Flag: Christian by TheStampKing

Flag: Finland by TheStampKing   Flag: Italy by TheStampKing


Flag: Colombia by TheStampKing





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Journal CSS Made By DigitalPhenom
  • Reading: A Leader's Legacy
  • Playing: COD 5
  • Drinking: Pink Lemonade

Keyword Feature: Baby

Journal Entry: Sun May 10, 2009, 8:01 PM






News
  


Only 9 more weeks!  I can't tell you all how excited I am to be a dad!  The nursery is for the most part done, what a pain in the butt that was!  Cindy had two baby showers already and OMG do we have the stuff now.  Unfortounately my photography stuff had to move since that room is now the nursery.  Time for a bigger house :)

I hope you all like this weeks features.



Monthly Feature




:thumb120930291:
This months special feature goes to Goodfoot42




Weekly Feature

This week was a keyword feature.  I searched the word "baby" for the past month's submissions.  Here are my favorite results:

baby by GenevieveAlbert   baby by utangach

Baby Unknown by Louti   .Baby C. by emelia1502

Baby by BergenMovement   baby 1 by Eline-photo-design

   my babies by Lady-Twiglet

herro by Lady-Twiglet   wondering III by mi9ba7

...ethan... by Lady-Twiglet  :thumb120702324:

Look up by carollaa  :thumb120746498:

:thumb118714877:





CLUBS

Stamps



Nikon by Krolikus   Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido





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Journal CSS Made By DigitalPhenom
  • Listening to: POD - Youth of the Nation
  • Reading: A Leader's Legacy
  • Playing: COD 5
  • Drinking: Soy Milk

NEW CSS + Features

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 14, 2009, 8:32 PM






News
  


I've been watching an amazing artist on here for some time now.  He's not a photographer, but an amazing graphic designer.  One cool thing he does is create free CSS journals you can use.  Please stop by and support DigitalPhenom



Monthly Feature




Dandelion by zuckerblau
This months special feature goes to zuckerblau




Weekly Feature

This week I decided to feature the kids that I have favorite recently.  I choose this topic because I love my job.  I just love being a teacher and getting to work with kids every day.  I couldn't imagine doing anything else.  I also chose this one since we have a little girl on the way as well.

Sonny III by Sonny2005  :thumb118807462:

Daisy 1 by CreativeExpressions   princess by CreativeExpressions

:thumb90292334:   Beautiful Boy 11 by angelbearlina

Baby Noah....1 by CreativeExpressions  :thumb92510855:

:thumb109126556:  :thumb115988963:

:thumb115306737:  :thumb116738721:

Mauritania 27 by HARUNOBU



CLUBS

Stamps



Nikon by Krolikus   Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido





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  • Reading: A Leader's Legacy
  • Playing: COD 5
  • Drinking: Soy Milk

The Perfect Business

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 25, 2009, 7:39 PM
Here: leadershipforlife.blogspot.com… will find a link to the greatest business concept ever created.  Whether you already know of, or have never even heard of Robert Kiyosaki, you need to watch the video in that blog.  

Those concepts have really impacted my life and could change many peoples economic situations around.



And finally, some features:
:thumb82929038: money... by SocreZitu

:thumb116538166:   Corporate Philly II by joejoesmoe

<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"


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Clubs I belong to on dA:
:iconart-photography-club: :iconfeatureshare: :iconlimitless-skies: :iconnaturpics-club: :icontheunknownartists: :iconmusicalphotography: :iconthumbshare: Waterscapes Stamp by BuckNut :iconpurephotography: :iconmacrophoto: :iconphoto-hut: :iconsunsets: :iconeverything-nikon:






Nikon by Krolikus Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido


















  • Listening to: Dan Hawkins on Team Talk
  • Reading: Personality Profiles - Dr. Rohm
  • Playing: COD 4
  • Drinking: Soy Milk

Advice needed on portfolio hosting....

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 25, 2009, 5:48 PM
I'm hoping you all can give me some advice.  I'm trying to figure out if I should go with Zenfolio or SmugMug.  I am looking for unlimited storage (both provide) and the ability to sell my prints easily.

Here's the differences:

Printers:
Zenfolio: MPix
SmugMug: Bay Photo

Cost:
Zenfolio: $100
SmugMug: $150


Do any of you use these and have a preference either way?


Thanks in advance for your help!

<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"


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Clubs I belong to on dA:
:iconart-photography-club: :iconfeatureshare: :iconlimitless-skies: :iconnaturpics-club: :icontheunknownartists: :iconmusicalphotography: :iconthumbshare: Waterscapes Stamp by BuckNut :iconpurephotography: :iconmacrophoto: :iconphoto-hut: :iconsunsets: :iconeverything-nikon:






Nikon by Krolikus Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido


















  • Reading: Commerce Through Community
  • Playing: Poker
  • Drinking: Soy Milk (I'm officially addicted)

Street Photography Tips... or Just Smile!

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 29, 2009, 5:08 PM
If you guys are looking for tips on how to interact with people while doing street photography, I highly recommend you watch this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk980… If nothing else, it will at least make you smile :)




Features:

None this week.  Although, if you are the 10,000 pageview to my site, screen shot it and send me a link and I'll feature you!

<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"


I hope you've enjoyed this week's features. If so, add me to your watch list so you can get the journal update every week with a different theme!



Clubs I belong to on dA:
:iconart-photography-club: :iconfeatureshare: :iconlimitless-skies: :iconnaturpics-club: :icontheunknownartists: :iconmusicalphotography: :iconthumbshare: Waterscapes Stamp by BuckNut :iconpurephotography: :iconmacrophoto: :iconphoto-hut: :iconsunsets: :iconeverything-nikon:






Nikon by Krolikus Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido


















  • Reading: Commerce Through Community
  • Playing: Poker
  • Drinking: Soy Milk (I'm officially addicted)
If you guys are looking for tips on how to interact with people while doing street photography, I highly recommend you watch this video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cbk980… nothing else, it will at least make you smile :)

Thumbshare Feature

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 18, 2009, 6:49 PM
<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"

I've decided to do a thumbshare feature from the forums since I haven't done this in a while. Please stop by and show these deviations some love! Here are my picks for the feature in no particular order:


<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"



Phoenix Tears by Kate419882   This Masquerade by perfect12386

   Mom? by Flame-of-the-Phoenix

   See Your True Colours by sweetviolenturge

Line and Tone by simonsbrush   Stay Afloat by raemarshall

winter time. by liv-colour   Plitvice Waterfall III by Luke-ro

Into the Depths by diado   One Round Left by diado

Search by PlayBoots   Evanescence by Fant0me

Nautilus by Fant0me   Bloody Sunset by Phillysoul11

:thumb109325145:   Missing the Show. by samtheflash82

   Bonne Annee by f33t

Snowbanks by goldomega   Annulus by goldomega

:thumb109141909:  :thumb36653532:

:thumb106289116:  :thumb106334624:

<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"


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Clubs I belong to on dA:
:iconart-photography-club: :iconfeatureshare: :iconlimitless-skies: :iconnaturpics-club: :icontheunknownartists: :iconmusicalphotography: :iconthumbshare: Waterscapes Stamp by BuckNut :iconpurephotography: :iconmacrophoto: :iconphoto-hut: :iconsunsets: :iconeverything-nikon:

:thumb68704501:





Nikon by Krolikus Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido


















  • Reading: Launching a Leadership Revolution
  • Playing: Guitar Hero
  • Drinking: Soy Milk (I'm officially addicted)

Health and Wellness

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 12, 2009, 7:00 PM
<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"

Those of you that know me, know that I like to stay pretty healthy. I typically do a couple of mountain bike races a year, I'm a coach for various sports, and I love to stay active.  This led me to become a distributor for a fast growing health company.  Just recently, our company was featured on the show "The Doctors" as one of the top 10 health trends of 2009.  Check out the clip on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk-2ZW… As you can imagine, I'm pretty pumped about this because it's really going to cause business to boom.

Do you want to capitalize on the health and wellness in your industry?  I'd be more than happy to coach you in the process.

But enough about that, on to the art.  I've decided to do a keyword feature on health and wellness (two separate searches).  As unusual as this is for me, I've ventured out of the photography realm for this feature, I hope you like the picks!


<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"



Health resort by mjagiellicz   Imaging Wellness by kalysto

:thumb64373358:   Tierra y Libertad. by Ikaila

wellness days by allysamosuch   Wellness center for couples by jagoda

:thumb37608494:   sunny lemon by fbb

flieder by fbb

<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"


I hope you've enjoyed this week's features. If so, add me to your watch list so you can get the journal update every week with a different theme!



Clubs I belong to on dA:
:iconart-photography-club: :iconfeatureshare: :iconlimitless-skies: :iconnaturpics-club: :icontheunknownartists: :iconmusicalphotography: :iconthumbshare: Waterscapes Stamp by BuckNut :iconpurephotography: :iconmacrophoto: :iconphoto-hut: :iconsunsets: :iconeverything-nikon:

:thumb68704501:





Nikon by Krolikus Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido


















  • Reading: Launching a Leadership Revolution
  • Playing: Guitar Hero
  • Drinking: Soy Milk

Keyword Feature

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 13, 2008, 6:35 PM
<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"

Yeah, I know... a long time since I've done an update.  I've been busy around here doing some portrait stuff and working on our home business.  I've never been more dedicated to anything before this.  It's so great to see how my life has changed and continues to change.  I never imagined that being plugged into such a positive program could change my life, my family, and my friends.  It's just awesome watching us all grow together.

Well... I hope you enjoy the keyword feature.  There is a reason for the choice :)



<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"



baby d....02 by CreativeExpressions   baby t by CreativeExpressions

Textures by TimelessImages   baby face by theprodiqy

:thumb104759335:   So little by SoliDeo

You Spin Me Right Round...Baby by fallchildphotography   Snow Baby 1 by Aeburse

Baby by chrisstina   baby on a table by ScottMoore

:thumb73956939:   baby by GenevieveAlbert

baby by utangach

<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"


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Clubs I belong to on dA:
:iconart-photography-club: :iconfeatureshare: :iconlimitless-skies: :iconnaturpics-club: :icontheunknownartists: :iconmusicalphotography: :iconthumbshare: Waterscapes Stamp by BuckNut :iconpurephotography: :iconmacrophoto: :iconphoto-hut: :iconsunsets: :iconeverything-nikon:

:thumb68704501:





Nikon by Krolikus Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido
  • Reading: The Last Lecture
  • Watching: UFC

Keyword Feature: Summer

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2008, 3:25 PM
<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"

As of tomorrow, summer is officially over since I go back to school.  So I've decided to do a keyword feature on summer.



<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"



Summer. by MellyBaldin   it was summer by Lost-Wave

Summer Time by LanceRamoth   Summer by scotto

summer flowers by earam  :thumb93747411:

<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"


I hope you've enjoyed this week's features. If so, add me to your watch list so you can get the journal update every week with a different theme!



Clubs I belong to on dA:
:iconart-photography-club: :iconfeatureshare: :iconlimitless-skies: :iconnaturpics-club: :icontheunknownartists: :iconmusicalphotography: :iconthumbshare: Waterscapes Stamp by BuckNut :iconpurephotography: :iconmacrophoto: :iconphoto-hut: :iconsunsets: :iconeverything-nikon:

:thumb68704501:





Nikon by Krolikus Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido

Back to School -- Kid's Features

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 11, 2008, 3:00 PM
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It's been a long time since I've updated or even posted.... a very long time.  This summer has been crazy.  I vacationed to Colombia, have done and been in a few weddings, and have been working on my business.



With it getting so close to school starting already, I decided to feature some photos of kids.  The photos chosen just stood out to me by either being of excellent portrait quality, finding the mood, or are just plain funny.  Seeing these pictures reminds me why I teach and how I love working with kids.  It almost makes me excited for summer to be over and back in school...... almost :)


<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"



child by fabiii   See Through Child by gilad

:thumb35136209:   child..... by Sbay

Child In Time... by AstralWind   Mother and Child 03 by Coffee-Monster

Child by sergey1984   Child 2 by fotograff

:thumb52631869:   Child In Time by blue-bruise

The Eyes of a Child... by jkiner   child by ohnurre

Happy Child by eskimoblueboy   feral child by iamkatia

just a child... by punk-girl000   child by sarpmurat

Flower Child II by jbesgrrl   Child. by N2ssu

eyes of a child by jbirdee  :thumb9096156:

Rocker Girl 01 by StudioFovea   Monkey Girl by Teeslpscreations

girl by dandanfotoman

<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"


I hope you've enjoyed this week's features. If so, add me to your watch list so you can get the journal update every week with a different theme!



Clubs I belong to on dA:
:iconart-photography-club: :iconfeatureshare: :iconlimitless-skies: :iconnaturpics-club: :icontheunknownartists: :iconmusicalphotography: :iconthumbshare: Waterscapes Stamp by BuckNut :iconpurephotography: :iconmacrophoto: :iconphoto-hut: :iconsunsets: :iconeverything-nikon:

:thumb68704501:





Nikon by Krolikus Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido

New Business Progress +Features

Journal Entry: Mon May 19, 2008, 7:49 PM
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Well, in my last journal I let you all know how Cindy and I decided to go into business together.  Well... we couldn't be happier!  The business is taking off quite fast, faster than expected actually.  I never realized how fast you could actually grow a home based business.  Just this weekend we pulled in more than I would make at a full week of work at my regular job.

I highly recommend this company to anyone that wants to start a home based business.  So to all of you who don't live near me :wink: check out the website for more information. www.mymonavie.com/naturessuper…



This week I've decided to feature some images from my watchlist.  I hope you like my selection!


<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"


:thumb85493729:   before the storm. by twilightphoto

The Eye of the earth by fiamen  :thumb85920349:

Dandelion by zuckerblau   Peaceful Night by Mystik-Rider

Dreaming of a spark by ninereeds-DA   Last Snowfall by adeb1113

A Kiss to the Horizon by Adarhay   Pit Stop Serie VIII by closer-to-heaven

relaxt by dini25   Meadow dream by Mathadogg

Trigg Beach Wave by Furiousxr

Stormy Perth Night by Furiousxr

<img src="www.digitalelementonline.com/d…"


I hope you've enjoyed this week's features. If so, add me to your watch list so you can get the journal update every week with a different theme!



Clubs I belong to on dA:
:iconart-photography-club: :iconfeatureshare: :iconlimitless-skies: :iconnaturpics-club: :icontheunknownartists: :iconmusicalphotography: :iconthumbshare: Waterscapes Stamp by BuckNut :iconpurephotography: :iconmacrophoto: :iconphoto-hut: :iconsunsets: :iconeverything-nikon:

:thumb68704501:





Nikon by Krolikus Nikon artist stamp by argentoliquido

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