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Surfing at Ocean Beach in San Diego

I got to check off one of the things on my bucket list this week: trying surfing. I’ve gotta admit, I grew up relatively close to the ocean and we went to the beach all the time but I never tried surfing before. It’s much, much harder than I ever expected....

My Email with Hugh Syme

Earlier this week, I was sorting through some emails from years past (way back in early 2009, to be precise), and stumbled across this one from when I first started my own business. I had recently finished photography classes at Pikes Peak Community College and...

Ashley Photography

I know a lot of photographers. So many, in fact, that I think I know more photographers than I do Realtors, and that’s really saying something. However; there are very few people who call themselves photographer who have actually earned that title. I know: I...

A Font In My Own Handwriting

I just found the coolest service online: a way to turn my own handwriting into a font for my computer and, (as evidenced here), my own website. If you’re pretty tech savvy, it’s fairly simple. Step 1: go to Fontifier and upload your handwriting to create...

Measuring Sound Quality

(Shh… don’t tell anyone.) When I was growing up, while my parents were gone and we were home alone, I would find LPs from the Swedish disco band ABBA in the cabinet in the living room and put them on their Hi-Fi record player, and push play. I remember it like it was...

Take Me Off Your Text Message List!

A while ago, I was zipping down the interstate, listening to the radio (which I rarely do.) There was a contest to win tickets to see Kenny Chensey live, and all you had to do to enter was text some word like “kenny” to some number like 55555. So I did. I...