17 10, 2014

How To Create Fun Composite Images On Your iPhone

By |October 17th, 2014|iPhone Photography, Photography, Tips & Techniques, USA, Videos|0 Comments|

This is a quick look at the apps and techniques I used to create this fun Iron Man composite of my son in one of his costumes. These tips can be applied in many ways and their are many apps that can do it. I have several “multiple exposure” or “compositing” apps, but like the Union interface and ease of use to quickly get great results.

Here is a look at the final photo:

Iron Man  iPhone Composite

23 09, 2014

Greetings from Antigua, Guatemala

By |September 23rd, 2014|Community Development, Guatemala, Operation Blessing, Travel, Videos|0 Comments|

Antigua has been our home base for the week as we’ve captured Operation Blessing stories in neighboring communities. We’ve met some wonderful people, seen a lot of amazing places and I can’t wait to share them with the world.

15 07, 2014

DJI Phantom flight over Belén in Iquitos, Peru

By |July 15th, 2014|Gear, Operation Blessing, Peru, Travel, Videos|0 Comments|

It was a bit of a nerve-racking experience to fly the DJI phantom over the “water streets” of Belen in Iquitos, Peru. There is no dry ground to take off or land the quadcopter, so we launched it from a boat. To make it more difficult, there are power lines everywhere that had to be avoided and because the rainy season just ended, the region is flooded. This means that there is little room between the power lines and the ground to work with. Nerves aside, everything went very well. The footage is being used in a story about work that Operation Blessing is doing in the region. This video was sent from the GoPro to my iPhone and quickly edited using the iMovie app.

18 06, 2014

Innovative PackH20 Backpacks Make It Easier To Carry Water

By |June 18th, 2014|Clean Water, Humanitarian, Operation Blessing, Peru, Travel|0 Comments|

30 05, 2014

My Favorite iPhone Photo Processing Techniques

By |May 30th, 2014|iPhone Photography, Peru, Photography, Tips & Techniques, Travel, Videos|0 Comments|

I have been shooting photography with my iPhone since the original came out.  At one point in time I considered it an art of its own, but now incorporate it into all of my work – from photos to videos.  The quality is very good and the ability to edit and share photos on the fly is amazing.  I even process some of my photos from other cameras on my iPhone because I really like the tools available.  My “go to” app is Snapseed because it is very powerful.  I don’t use it for every image, but it is usually where I start.  Watch the video to see why.

24 05, 2014

Free Lightroom 5 Preset: Vintage Reds

By |May 24th, 2014|Free Presets, Kenya, Photography|0 Comments|

TCece_Vintage_Red_Effect_PolaroidAfter reviewing stats to my site and seeing that many of you are drawn by my Lightroom Presets, I’ve decided to start adding more of the presets I’ve created for sets of my photos.  I went back into some of my recent trips and found the Vintage Reds presets I created for my Kenya Maasai photos.  You can see the dramatic before and after in the image above.  I hope you enjoy this preset! Let me know how you like it and use it in the comments below.  Happy shooting and editing.

Download TCece_Vintage_Reds LR5 Preset



23 05, 2014

Interview with Peruvian Photographer Mario Borda

By |May 23rd, 2014|Humanitarian, Peru, Photography, Tips & Techniques, Uncategorized, Videos|0 Comments|

When in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, the most feared creature should be the Mario Borda. He may try to charm you with his big smile, good looks, and quick whit, but be warned…he is dangerously good with a camera – a sharp shooter that always hits the target. I was able to capture this wild beast and sit him down for a short interview to see how he thrives in his environment.

See some of his work on Instagram and be sure to follow him on Twitter.

8 05, 2014

Peru Update: Pack H2O and shoes for families in the Peruvian highlands

By |May 8th, 2014|Clean Water, Humanitarian, iPhone Photography, Operation Blessing, Orphan Care, Peru, Videos|0 Comments|

5 05, 2014

Update from Isca Pataza & the Uros Islands in Puno, Peru

By |May 5th, 2014|Peru, Travel, Videos|0 Comments|

Today we traveled to two very interesting places – Isca Pataza and the Uros Islands. The highlands of Peru are one of the most beautiful places I’ve visited and are very memorable because of the interesting cultures that inhabit them. Watch the video to see two completely different and unique places. One group lives near Lake Titicaca and the other on it.

Below are a few iPhone photos from the day:












3 05, 2014

Puno, Peru non-update with help from Leandro’s Ukulele

By |May 3rd, 2014|Peru, Travel, Videos|0 Comments|

I am a musician and have played guitar on and off for 20 years, so I appreciate new music I hear everywhere I go. From the Maasai song and dance, to Nepali street musicians, to Leandro playing his ukulele in front of Lake Titicaca in Puno, Peru. I stopped and listened to Leandro for a moment, was intrigued and almost walked away. I turned back and asked if he minded if I took his picture – he said yes but also asked me to record a video of him playing….which I was more than happy to do. So without further ado, here is Leandro.

Here are a few iPhone photos from the day.