Cold Streets, Great Photos, Downtown Appleton

The Trout Museum, in the Fox Cities Building for the Arts, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Mid-March. Half rain, half snow, some sleet. Four AM. A cold wind steady out of the north. Not the best time to be outside. But a great time to take photos of empty city streets, where usually they are choked by cars and people.

From Photo to Art Print

We enjoy the process of photography, from location scouting, to framing the shot and hitting the shutter button. Even before that, we love the gear and the technology. But, even in today's world of digital everything, it really is the final print that matters.

More Love for Fat Bikes with the 2017 Running of the Fat Cupid Classic

A fat bike racer rounds a corner during the Fat Cupid Classic held in Appleton Wisconsin.

February 12, 2017 saw the second running of the Fat Cupid Classic fat bike race in Appleton, Wisconsin. For the second year in a row, the race was held by the Northeast Wisconsin Trailsorganization at Art Lecker Park, and sponsored in part by our good friends at the Recyclist Bicycle Company of Kaukauna. Check them out if you're ever in need of a fat, or non-fat bike. We took a couple cameras, and a selection of lenses, to get some shots of the action. 

New Panoramic and HDR Images Processed in Affinity Photo

Panoramic view of the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin during a snow storm.

Affinity photo is a new alternative to the ubiquitous Photoshop from Adobe. It offers all the basics you might need for most photo processing, but it also offers some very nice extras, including an ability to stitch panoramas and to produce HDR images. How well does it work?

Vintage in the Valley 2016

For the second year in a row, our friends at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley asked us to photograph their major annual fundraising event, Vintage in the Valley.