When I started ShutterbugSage.com back in 2012 as a 365 challenge, my goal was to take and post a photo a day for a year. After all, if you want to improve a skill, the only way to do it is to roll up your sleeves and try (and try) and try again. Perhaps it’s […]

In September 2017, I stopped adding content to this website in order to launch a travel blog, Everyday Wanderer. While that’s going strong (and even with Instagram) I sometimes miss the simplicity of posting just one photo each day with a little narrative. So, I’ve decided to start adding content to Shutterbug Sage once again. […]

In order to improve my photography skills, I started this blog as a 365 project in 2012. When I look back at my early shots 5+ years later, I feel I’ve learned a lot.  Yes, I’m most certainly still an amateur, but going forward I will grow my skills through a new project, most likely […]

The Albuquerque Biological Park, often referred to as the BioPark, is made up of four separate facilities: an aquarium, botanical garden, Tingley Beach, and the Rio Grande Zoo. A small train system connects the four sections of the BioPark providing a fun and easy way to travel between attractions. Although we had a chance to tour […]

UPDATE: Please see updated information about Yellowstone on my new blog, Everyday Wanderer. As the National Park Service prepares to turn 100 on August 25th, America’s first national park has been a fixture in the news. Unfortunately, Yellowstone‘s coverage hasn’t been about the hundreds of animal species that roam the naturally wild 3,500 square foot […]

When I attended graduate school at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico, many hours were spent at the iconic Frontier Restaurant.  Situated right across Central Avenue from the UNM campus, the restaurant used to be open 24 hours a day where it served as a meeting, studying, and feeding place for students. Although […]

Growing up, my sister and I thought we were being good citizens of planet Earth by saving up old bread and feeding it to the ducks that lived at a nearby pond.  Only recently have I learned just how dangerous it is to feed ducks, geese, swans, and other water fowl bread.  Just like in […]