Caring people waltz with elephants

Elephant Waltz 2019

The venue

The transformation is nothing short of miraculous. But, after all isn’t that what the African Lion Safari does?

The Mombasa Market Restaurant magically transforms from a safari oasis to an elegant ballroom fit for kings and beasts. The African

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Only a few tickets remaining!

I checked. There are only a few tickets left.

To what you say. Well the Elephant Waltz, that’s what.

The elephants are being fitted for new dancing shoes. The Mombasa Market Restaurant is

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Part 2 – The Algonquin Adventure

Continuing on…It’s still day 2 of our trip, February 20, 2019

Even the drive is an adventure.

Driving out of Oxtongue Rapids we picked up Highway 60 and headed east.

To put this into perspective, if you have never driven through the park on Highway 60, the drive from Huntsville to the east gate is about the same as driving from Cambridge to

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Adventure with purpose

An Adventure with purpose – Capturing winter scenic images in Algonquin Provincial Park

A visit to Algonquin Provincial Park is always an adventure. When that adventure has a purpose of creating photographic art for sale and expanding and challenging the creative eye it is an “Adventure with purpose.”

Reid and I had planned

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On the other side of empathy is trust

If empathy is on one side of the coin trust is on the other. 

In my last post I talked about the importance of having empathy as a photographer and also mentioned that I was getting my own portrait updated. So if the photographer needs empathy what does

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I have empathy

Yes,  I have empathy,believe it or not. It’s because of attending a seminar of Leon Kennamer that I have it.

The year was 1982. A flyer at Sylvano Color Labs in Toronto informed me the Toronto camera club was presenting an all day seminar

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Good-bye old friend.

It was sometime around 2008 or 2009 I think, when I bought this used Epson 7600 printer from a photographer friend.  Since then every print that is 24 inches or smaller on the short side has been printed on this printer.

Long-time clients soon

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Friends make great subjects

Friends make great subjects — especially when they’re “furry.”

About 15 years ago I approached the Cambridge and District Humane Society with the idea of doing a fund raiser. If people would donate to the humane society I would give them a mini session and a portrait print as a thank you for their donation. That

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There are no accidents

John Mitchell Photography

There are no accidents. There may be mistakes, but there are no accidents.

I’m reading a book right now by Steven Pressfield – “NOBODY WANTS TO READ YOUR SH*T AND OTHER TOUGH-LOVE TRUTHS TO MAKE YOU A BETTER WRITER”.  The title would suggest that I’m wasting my time writing this because

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You are photogenic

Cookie – cutter photography is good for photographing cookies, not people.

You are photogenic. Cookie cutter photography says most people will look good with a short-side loop light set up. To do that you put one light behind the camera with a big umbrella and one light camera left raise it 6 feet off the ground and put another

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