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Punk rock baseball


The view from seat 5F

As I write this, I’m in a metal tube somewhere between 30,000 – 50,000 feet above the ground heading for Seattle. As a photographer, I always try to grab a window seat. It amazes me how people are indifferent to the amazing views, silly humans take so much for granted.




Gold winner from Photoshelter

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I just wanted to make an official blog post to recognize my being named a Gold winner in Photoshelters Jump Start your Photography Business contest. It is a really nice honor, being selected out of a field of over 2000 entries from all genres of photography. Big thanks the good people over at Photoshelter, who host both of my portfolio & archive websites. They are constantly making updates and producing great free educational materials. (Here is a link you can use if you want to give them a try) Photoshelter also started a great community on Google+ for everyone who entered the contest where people can share ideas and experiences.

I also want to thank the sponsors Calumet Photographic and American Society of Media Photographers (an organization I’ve been wanting to join for years now) and everyone who has supported me. Being an independent photographer is really difficult, but the encouragement from everyone really helps me find the strength to keep going.


Life with Boo









If you follow me on Instagram, then you probably already know that recently Boo has come to live with me. She is my co-pilot, my seeing eye dog and activities director here at Steven St. John Photography. Just say go and she is ready.

Two of Stacia

Stacia Spragg-Braude, in nice light.

Stacia Spragg-Braude, in nice light.

Since it’s snowing outside today, I thought I’d share some nice warm color photos a made a few weeks back of my friend Stacia Spragg-Braude. Great light just seems to follow Stacia. I’ve had a difficult time deciding between the two pictures, so I thought I’d ask which of these you think is better, and bonus points if you take the time to articulate why. So, anybody want to play Mike Davis?