Monday, September 28, 2015

Blue Me Away

© 2015 Dan Denardo Photography


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Outside Looking In

A store window covered with dew.....

© 2015 Dan Denardo Photography


Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bad Day

When I have what I think is a bad day,
I need to remind myself that my bad day would
likely be the best day ever for someone.....somewhere.


Thursday, March 12, 2015



Monday, March 2, 2015

Stop and Be Still

A gift you can give yourself is to stop...
take a breath and be still.


Saturday, February 28, 2015

Barn and Birch Tree

I love how a blanket of snow separates objects
from a distracting foreground. For me, less is more.

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Big trees. Bigger shadows.

Midland, Michigan

© 2015 Dan Denardo Photography


Friday, January 2, 2015

Costa Rica... on the phone

© 2015 Dan Denardo Photography

Not long ago, I had a bad attitude about mobile phone photography. Then two things happened.

1. I attended a photography conference in NYC in October. One of my favorite American Photographers, Dan Winters, was speaking to a couple hundred photographers when he launched into talking about his iPhone photography. He was all about it. He still loved his conventional photography, but this was a new twist for him. In the blink of an eye, I felt as though I was out-to-lunch, which I *was*.

2. On a recent trip to Costa Rica, a friend of mine challenged me to only use my iPhone and to leave my "pro" camera behind. He challenged me to make ten iPhone photos in one day. If fact, I far exceeded ten, by 4x. I had a blast. It was the most fun I'd had with a camera in as long as I can remember.

I had to work hard to come up with good compositions. In retrospect, I'm wondering why I have not worked quite so hard to come up with great compositions with my pro cameras.  Lesson learned.

As Dorothea Lange once said, "The camera is an instrument that teaches one to see without a camera."

As does the iPhone.