Author Archives: Elizabeth Vocke

Mentors and Inspiration

Mentors are funny things. You never know who will become when and at what moment in life. For me, there have been some obvious ones. From Charlie Brill, my first college professor at Kent State, to all the exceptional photographers and editors I have been fortunate enough to work with …

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Finding Peace

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Sometimes I find it is nice to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. When I need it, I am fortunate to be able to withdraw into another dimension where outside issues don’t and can’t penetrate.

I’ve talked about it before, but being in nature gives …

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From Photography to Video

I’ve talked before about how important it is for photographers to be flexible. Flexible in planning, flexible in shooting, and flexible too in business. In recent years I’ve expanded my offerings from still photography to the addition of videography. It’s a complimentary skill set and something my clients want and …

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Getting My Start – A Look Back in Tampa’s Musical History

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There are some moments in life that you don’t realize are significant until you look back. In 1972 when I moved to Tampa I started shooting concerts. Not just any concerts, but some of the greats…Zeppelin, Ray Charles, Santana and many more. 70s music was unique and part of a …

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Behind the Cloak of Invisibility

Dade City Wild Things

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” – Ansel Adams

 Photography is my passion and has been since I was …

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Capturing Events Through a Lens

Groundbreaking

Event photography is often my favorite kind of photo documentation. One never knows what will happen in front of a camera lens nor what the photo subjects will do during the event. As a former sometimes sports photographer, events remind me of those days. I enjoy working the events watching …

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New Directions

Wedding Day.

Happy 2015! I hope the New Year has been treating you well.  The new year is always an interesting time. A chance to reflect for sure, but also one to look forward and perhaps more importantly, move forward.

With that I’m pleased to announce that I’m embarking on a new …

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New Year, New Reflections

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“Bailey” in a moment of time. Paw prints in snow on frozen ice is like a life journey. The present is what you see, but eventually the ice and snow will melt. Thus like life. You can see the present but always will have the memories of your life tucked …

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6 Months 2 Years – My Adventure with my Niece

My niece is Lora Wereb. She is my sister Sandy’s daughter. She has Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer that has gone into her lymphatic system. Being around her you would not guess that she has this going on. She is energetic, creative, inquisitive and full of life.

I recently planned …

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A Vineyard Wedding

Vineyard Wedding

Several weeks ago my good friends Jennifer and Mike Hefner let me visit them in Reston, Virginia and tag along to a wedding they were photographing. They are both excellent photographers, mentors and editors. They are a husband/wife team for their photo company Vita Images. Their style of photography …

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