Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tips For A Succesful 365 Photo Project

I am starting a 365 project in 2018. It isn't my first, but it's been many years since I've done one. I created a small group on Facebook, and limited it to a few people to keep it manageable, but if you are looking to start a similar project, groups are easy to find on places like Flickr. This is a letter that I wrote to our new group about how to have a successful 365 project. Some of it is very specific to that group, but you may find some value in it too:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Eyes Have It

The eyes have it. I have had a Tamron 90mm macro for awhile but don't often use it. I wanted to put a unique series of all my animals together, and that lens fit the bill for what I needed. 1 lens, 1 common focal point, 5 different subjects. Constraints can add a cohesiveness to a series, whether it is a single lens, a single color, or a single focal point. In some ways, it releases the creativity as there are less other decisions that need to be made.


Friday, October 20, 2017

A Common Scene

I shoot this same scene all the time. My dogs, in my front doorway. In the morning this area normally provides open shade. In early afternoon, we get soft diffused light. Late afternoon will occasionally provide harsh direct light for a brief time, so I keep a close eye on it.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Trail Running

Panasonic Lumix DMC-10

I have spent a good deal of time trail running this summer. I take my dogs with me on these runs, and the one thing I always miss is the ability to carry my DSLR as I'm running. I get to run through some pretty amazing places, and often during the most gorgeous light. As a compromise, I have a small point and shoot, a GoPro, and an iPhone that I will swap between (I never take them all) depending on what I think I might encounter that day.

Friday, October 6, 2017


Tap, tap, tap... is this thing on?

It's been a very long time since I've posted here. Perhaps now is as good a time as any to put something up. I'm hoping that going forward, I will post 2-3 images a week to share and discuss if there was any special work of some sort that went into capturing the image.

Monday, February 6, 2012

He's Smiling

He's Smiling
Originally uploaded by fwisneski

The bond is extremely noticeable between these 2, it always has been. But every once in awhile, you capture an image of a brief moment (milliseconds) and you have to stop and wonder.

Is he really smiling? Of course he is. He's loved, he's needed, he has a job, he's been rescued, cared for, and trained by some amazing people, and he has people that count on him. He's won the heart of a little girl, and she thinks the world of him. I think if you look up the definition of happy in the dictionary, that's what you will find.

Team Blackdogsrule

Saturday, January 21, 2012

No Man Get's Left Behind

Originally uploaded by fwisneski

I obviously didn't shoot this, but my fellow Warrior teammate Kevin did. We were at the Newport Beach Marine Beach Challenge, and I had just finished my 5K obstacle course in the sand. Here, I was cheering on my daughter during her 1K obstacle course.

I'd imagine that somewhere in the not too distant future, she's not going to want my help, or insist she doesn't need it. As a matter of fact, she wanted to run by herself today, and told me to stay behind. I gave her plenty of freedom and stayed on the sidelines. But I was never far, as she IS a type 1, and this was a very tough course, I didn't want to be far if her blood sugar crashed. And then it happened, for a fabulous couple of minutes, she needed me, wanted my help, and I was able to give it. I will cherish this moment, and this picture, forever.

Friday, December 9, 2011


Originally uploaded by fwisneski

I work with an amazing group of people that go into the Baldwin Park Shelter every other week to photograph, video tape, and upload a bio of 70-80 homeless dogs, in an effort to help get them adopted and rescued.

That group is And they work tirelessly beyond the every other week photo shoots to talk with potential adopters, foster several of the animals, keep the images and bios updated, and upload all this info to FB, , and the like.

This image symbolizes all of the work the hard work that goes into this effort, and exactly who we are fighting and hoping for.