Jerusalem, Israel from the Mount of Olives 2016

This year I went to Jerusalem twice. The first time was in June and the second was in October for the Feast of Tabernacles. I went by myself but was not alone as the Holy Spirit guided me. He was with me. Incredible events unfolded and I was in the middle of it all. I must keep details between myself and God, but let me say He is simply a wonderful Father.


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Wildlife Photography: Africa at Night

African Wildlife and Social Influence (at Night)

I recently completed a month-long social influencing trip across four countries throughout Southern Africa. I was providing daily posts across my Instagram accounts for safari lodges and conducting social media growth strategies. I ended the trip with this image…


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Grootbos Nature Reserve Social Influence

Grootbos Nature Reserve Social Influence

On a social influencing trip throughout South Africa, I was amazed with the nature and experiences I had at Grootbos private nature reserve in Gansbaai, near Walker Bay.

Africa 👣Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Psalm 119:105 📷: © @ogden_photography

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Social Influence in South Africa

Social Influence in South Africa

I recently traveled around the entire country of South Africa, from Johannesburg to Cape Town to George and back again twice. I flew mostly as I still am not comfortable driving on the left side of the road.

Quickest Tour ever of Cape Town, South Africa. 📷: David Ogden @abandonedearth

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President’s Heads (Busts) Photos

Presidential Heads, Busts, Statues: Decay Photos

Abandoned Presidents
Photographs ©David Ogden @AbandonedEarth

I photographed these U.S. presidents busts, aka statues, this past January. They stand about 20 feet in height, and are currently located on a private farm in Williamsburg, Virginia. Not a tourist attraction. These sculptures used to be located in the Presidents Park before its closure in September, 2010. Continue reading

Social Media Dos and Don’ts

Some social media Dos and Don’ts for 2016:
peacock feathers photo

DON’TS
1. Don’t post photo after photo after photo after photo without pause. For a professional photographer, or serious student, a healthy rule of thumb for frequency in posting images is once every 4 to 6 hours. When you post more frequently, some social media consumers consider it spam and will often unfollow you.
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