A Trip to the Bar W Rodeo

Cowboy at the Bar W Rodeo

As I mentioned in my last post, I have been away on vacation in North Carolina. It was a nice change of location spent with plenty of family. Getting back into the swing of things at work has been slow because my mind is still in vacation mode. As such, I thought the best way to ease into the transition would be to share with you some photos from my travels. Let’s go to the rodeo!

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I’m Off to the Wild Blue Yonder of North Carolina!

Butterfly with apple by North Carolina photographer, Kelly Williams

Anyone care to join me?  I am going to (temporarily) become a North Carolina photographer when I go to visit family, June 26 to July 7.  I cannot wait to be with my mother and cousins, not to mention the therapeutic change of scenery.  And of course, I am looking forward to bringing back lots of photos hikes along the Blue Ridge Mountains.  While technically this trip is vacation, I am always looking to keep busy.  If you know of anyone in the Asheville/Highlands area who is interested in an engagement or family portrait session, or just another artist looking to collaborate, have them give me a ring!  My idea of a vacation involves packing every lens I own plus a few changes of clothes.  Always be photographing, I say.

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5 Habits Every Photographer Should Develop

India street photo for an article on habits every photographer should develop

Let me start by saying that this was originally going to be a travel blog…of Stony Brook, New York. I visited Stony Brook yesterday, but thanks to the horrible weather, I didn’t take my cameras out of my bag once. Instead, my trip left me with a lot of time to think deep thoughts about the evolution of my work as a photographer, and the habits I have developed along the way. What has helped my work become more professional? Find out the five habits every photographer should develop – regardless of skill level – on today’s post.

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My Travels In India

India street photography at the Taj Mahal

With all the gloomy weather, I thought everyone might be due for some bright, exotic travel photos. Personally, I have been longing to visit some place sunny.  So to get us all in a warmer frame of mine, I am sharing with you my India street photography from a trip that included Delhi, Rajasthan, and the Taj Mahal.

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Death Valley and the Mojave National Preserve

Death Valley National Park

For those of you keeping track, I just returned from a trip out west. And though the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) annual conference in Las Vegas was ostensibly my reason for traveling, my real desire to get up and go was to visit Death Valley and the Mojave National Preserve. Come along with me and check out my travel photos.

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Las Vegas Street Photography & New Instagram Accounts

Slots-A-Fun casino in Las Vegas at night

As you may have seen from my Instagram (@KellyWPhotog), I am finally back from the wild blue yonder of Las Vegas. I was out west to attend the annual Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) conference. Not that much news to report, but I did manage to take some street photos while I was there. Here, dear readers, is my take on Las Vegas.

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Kapok Tree Restaurant

Kapok Tree venue in Clearwater, Florida

If you grew up in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area in Florida as I did, then you no doubt have fond memories of the Kapok Tree restaurant in Clearwater. This fabulous restaurant was as over the top as it comes, complete with its own garden of earthly delights. Sadly, the restaurant passed into culinary oblivion many, many years ago, but the ghosts of the past still remain…and I have the photos to prove it.

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Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island

Sunset on Honeymoon Island

It’s the middle of the week, so I thought it might be a good time to share another dose of warmth from Florida.  This time I am sharing with you photos from a recent trip I took to Caladesi Island and Honeymoon Island, both located just outside of Clearwater, Florida.  Think warm thoughts, New York!

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Yeehaw Junction, Florida

Sign front at Yeehaw Junction

Happy new year, everyone!  As you can tell from my Instagram (@KellyWPhotog), I am still on vacation in Florida.  As such, I have been slow to get back to the social media grind.  I thought I might ease into the regular blog schedule by sharing a few photos from Florida with you.

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Escaping the Jaws of Death: A Trip to the Circle B Bar Reserve

Alligators at the Circle B Bar Reserve by NYC photographer, Kelly Williams

Another set of photos to make you wish you were in Florida!  Plus, a tale that may make you want to wait until alligator mating season is over to book your own visit down south.

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