Well, seems I've some catching up to do!

I guess I spent so much time getting the site up and running, followed by the holidays that I forgot all about my blog!  I've been sharing on Facebook and Instagram but not here. 

Hmmm....I need to improve on that!  

I have a new class starting soon, so hopefully I'll have some new context to share more frequently. In the mean time, I'll leave you with this:






Well, I've done it!

I've thought about doing this for a while, but it took the encouragement of my guys to follow through!  I now have a business!  CathyKuhlmanPhotography.com is up and running!  Many times over the years I encouraged my boys to believe in themselves.  In fact, every time I had to write it somewhere along the way, be it a yearbook, on an Eagle Scout card, a soccer banquet well wish, or words of encouragement that parents left for their kids at back to school night, I said that same thing.  "Believe in yourself!"  Three simple, yet powerful words.  It's worked for them, and I can't tell you how many times my guys have said to me "You need to go into business!"  I guess it's my turn now!  

If you've enjoyed seeing my work as I've grown as a photographer over the last few years, you may equally enjoy taking a look around my website to see some of my favorites!  This is  just a start!  I have so many more images that I can't wait to share with you, but in order to get the site operational I had to stop somewhere and do the work of building a website!  I'll add more favorites as time allows.  If you don't see something you like, let me know and I'll see if I can put it in the store!  



Havre de Grace, MD

I had a chance to hang out with some friends from the Digits group at Maris Grove for an evening of shooting.  Havre de Grace was out destination.  We were hoping for a gorgeous sunset, which didn't quite happen, but we still managed to get some worthy images!  

Subway Photography/Art

I took a subway art class with a friend.  I found the people and environment more exciting than the actual art.  I'm not putting down the art but it's the people for me, that make the environment come to life! 

Macro March...

is short project I'm taking on to try to boost my macro skills!  I've already fallen behind and it's only the fourth day!  I missed day two, but made up for it on day three!  Good think I make my own rules!  

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Totally forgotten....

It seems I've forgotten about this blog.  I'm guessing the business of life and an especially exhausting day at school has really shown me where my priorities lie.  I really wish I had more energy to devote to shooting and blogging but right now it's just not the case. And I have to be okay with that.  At least for the time being.  For today I'll take you back to some beautiful fall weather and a day spent at Longwood Gardens.  It'll take my mind off how cold and blustery it is outside today.  I'm not complaining because day's snow has given me a snow day and time to do come catching up! 

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day is a sacred holiday in this family.  It's a day we remember those who "gave all"  so that we may enjoy the freedoms we've come to know.  Our traditions started with Boys Scouts and now Dan continues as part of the military firing squad.  The vets begin at Brandywine Battle Field, continue onto Elam UMC and then finally to Siloam UMC.  These are just a few of the images I captured.  

Photography Camp at Longwood

Friends of mine started a kids summer camp this year and asked me to help out as an instructor for a  few days.  All I can say is "Wow, what I great experience for the kids!"  
The material was well thought out and age appropriate.  I was amazed at how much the kids absorbed in only a few days. I was even more amazed at their creativity when told to "go shoot!"  
When they received a dozen or so printed images on the last day, I couldn't believe how many images they took that I had no idea were taken at Longwood Gardens or that I never "saw" before.  Part of what we tried to teach was to "see" the image before taking it.  Kids as young as 8 took some shots that blew me out of the water! They also motivated me to go back into Longwood, both with my Nikon and my cellphone!  Here are the few of the images that the kids inspired me to take! 



...at the beach!

My body clock loves the morning and the rest of me doesn't mind getting up so early when I'm blessed to witness the beauty of simple sunrise!  

Taken on the beach of Wildwood Crest with my iPhone!  

They are laughing at me....

...the deer that is!  

Almost every night the deer come into the yard to eat the apples that have fallen from the trees, or sometimes corn that we leave out, but either way it's a joy to witness the same deer year after year and to watch the new fawns venture out from the woods for the first time.  
A few nights ago I was determined to capture them through the open window of my porch.  My patience paid off when a doe made her appearance.  She meandered around avoiding the camera but when she finally got close enough for me to get a clear shot, I was rewarded with attitude! 

Then a couple of nights later a different doe came to visit and I got a little attitude from her and then she laughed at me!  


Pop! Pop! Bang! Bang!

The noise.  The lights. The anticipation.  I love it all!
This year's display comes for my local township.  We usually trek all the out to Nottingham where the Herr's company sponsors a fantastic show, but this year we had a puppy to consider so we stayed local.  I have to tell you I was pleasantly surprised at what a nice show Bethel Twp. put on.  After arriving early and listening to some music this is some of what I saw!


President's Day, a day off from school, and a snowstorm
were the perfect reasons to try to capture some snowflakes.