Thanks for taking a picture of me Jana! You are amazing!



Well, it's me of course! Hi, I'm Scott, just an ordinary guy who loves life and all the little nuances that it brings! Simply put, I'm a father to a wonderful son, a husband to a beautiful wife, and an amateur photographer who enjoys looking at the world through a piece of glass! I took up photography a couple of years ago, after having gastric bypass surgery. Since 12/07, I have lost 180 pounds, but found a real passion for documenting life with my camera. I could say that the big names out there have inspired me, and they have, But my true inspiration comes from the people I meet everyday who share the same thoughts and zeal I have for photography. We are truly blessed with some really great photographers around Nashville. So, what are you waiting for.... ...grab a camera, snap some pics, and enjoy life to the fullest!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I have OBD!

It’s official folks, I have OBD!  The official diagnosis is in, I have “Obsessive Blog Disorder”. If you look at the DSM, that’s the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, OBD is defined as:

Compulsions as defined by repetitive behaviors (e.g., hand washing, ordering, checking, reading photo blogs at odd times of the night or early morning) or mental acts (e.g., praying, counting, repeating words silently, drinking coffee while searching for new photo blogs) that the person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession, or according to rules that must be applied rigidly.

I’m just joking, but am I?  Sometimes I feel that need to search and research for information related to what I’m doing.  Heck people, it’s how I’ve learned what I’ve learned!  So, if reading blogs is an obsession,then I’m obsessed.  With that being said, let me share with you some of my new finds/reads for the week.

The following are some that I found while searching I ♥ Faces, or My Life with 3 Boybarians:

Amy Hinkle Photography

Better In Bulk

Diana’s Photos

Eclectic Whatnot (Ruthanne, whom I met at the I ♥ Faces Photo walk in Nashville)

Work of Heart Photography

And then there are other blogs that have offered giveaways, but actually have a lot of good information on them:

Shutter Sisters (Yes, I’m a guy who follows a gals photo blog)

La Pomme Design


Chicktography (Once again, I find myself drawn to female photographers)

4 The Love Of Focus

And then there are ones I’ve found by following Scott Kelby or various Twitter Feeds:

Ken Kaminsky Travel Photography (Wonderful HDR travel photos)

Stephanie Cross Photography (Moose Peterson’s assistant, and Dave Cross’s daughter)

Brad Moore Visuals (Scott Kelby’s technical director)

And one last blog that is not directly related to photography:

The Frugal Girls (Wonderful savings, and the occasional money deal for cheap prints)


And of course, since this is a photography blog, here’s a snap from a recent outing!  Whatever you do in life, stay ahead of the pack!

Music City Marathon_-46

Enjoy life, snap some shots, and have fun…
That’s what I’m gonna do!


3 words of love !:

Jenn said...

Whoa! that is quite the picture!

I have enjoyed your blog the past few times I have visited. I found you through my3boybarians. You are very talented! My boys and I like your profile picture!

Anonymous said...

Dear Scott
My name is Yechiel and I work on
the Affiliate Marketing team at B&H Photo. I’ve worked with hundreds of photographers and artists both amateur and pro, and helped them transform their passion into revenue. I had a chance to review your site in detail. Great Site! I believe that your site would be a great fit for our Affiliate Program.

For over 35 years, B&H has been a leader in providing products and services to the professional photography and video industries. We have a national and international presence through our award winning website with over 200,000 visitors a day. I would like to propose a partnership between B&H Photo and It would involve some type of promotion (banners, links, virtual store, etc.) on your site.
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Yechiel Orgel
Online Marketing Analyst
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Danielle said...

Hi Scott! I have seen your blog several times, but for some reason I felt I needed to comment today. Your work is great, I have really enjoyed scrolling through all your entries. I found you through I heart faces, the best site ever! Thanks for inspiring me! THis list of blogs was great too, I went to all of them! Hope you're having a fabulous day!