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legs of a dead person scene of the crime

Photographing the Scene of the Crime

Photographing the Scene of the Crime is… Several weeks ago a Newsletter arrived in my inbox from the IEPPV (aka Inland Empire Professional Photographers and Videographers) announcing an upcoming Crime Scene Photography class.  My interest was immediately piqued.  I did not even hesitate for a second before signing up for this class.  I thought it…

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Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition

Happening in November, the Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition At the urging of a friend, I submitted several images to the juried art exposition. Unfortunately none of my art work got selected for this annual show. Considering I’m still very new to the art world, I wasn’t too disappointed. It was my first time…

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tales from the art tours 2015

Tales from the Art Tours

This past weekend wrapped up the end of the 2015 Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours and my first year participating as an artist. The weeks leading up to the 2nd weekend of the Hwy 62 Open Studio Art Tours were stressful to say the least.  I think the most stressful day was the day…

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Prepping for an Art Show - Framing

Prepping for an Art Show – Framing

As I am prepping for my first art show, I decided to jump into the world of Periscope with my first broadcast on framing.   To say I was nervous was an understatement! So nervous apparently that I forgot to put the hashtag in the title so that I could katch it.  Lesson learned.  Well…

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Military Homecomings are like Christmas

As a Welcome Them Home photographer, I have attended several military homecomings over the last 4 years, and this is how I equate military homecomings to Christmas. 1. Anticipation – Kids (young and old) begin counting down the days to Christmas the moment December 1st arrives and the anticipation grows each day as you get…

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lightning in joshua tree national park captured by patricia knight photography

Star Struck by Lightning

With thunder rattling the upper atmosphere and lightning charging the skies, I grabbed my gear and prayed I wouldn’t get struck by lightning as I chased the storm cells in Joshua Tree National Park. The past 48 hours have been a whirlwind of weather.  Which is unusual for the desert.  Usually it’s just hot.  Miserably…

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Gallery 62 – Fall Member Show

And the showings continue. Last weekend was the Opening Artist’s Reception at the 29 Palms Art Gallery for the Collective Show.  And tomorrow night, Saturday, October 10th, is the Opening Reception for the Fall Member’s Show at Gallery 62 in Joshua Tree, California. If you happen to be in Joshua Tree this weekend, I hope…

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sunset in the fall in JTNP by Patricia Knight Photography

Fall’s Angle

Yay for fall weather!  Today’s high is only set to be about 85 degrees. For some of you that may be warm for fall, but to us desert ratz, its just right!  And I’m actually having to take a jacket with me when I head out in the evening to photograph the setting sun or…

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Be water, my friend.

This morning I opened an email newsletter from a fellow landscape photographer James Brandon, who shared this passage in his weekly newsletter. “I’m including the quote from last week again because the importance of this mindset really sank in over the past few weeks, and I want it to sink in for you as well…

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gallery display at 29 palms inn restaurant

Now Showing at 29 Palms Inn Restaurant

The land called Oasis of Mara, where the present day 29 Palms Inn resides, was original acquired by the Southern Pacific Railroad by Congress as a reward for bringing civilization to the wild west during the late 1800s. The hotel wasn’t actually built until the mid 1920s when WP Roberts purchased the Oasis of Mara…

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