Changes in the Village​

The new Director of Planning likes to move things quickly. Once a year the Village must update it’s Land Use Plan and the Director is well on his way in accomplishing that task.  If something significant begins to develop, I’ll try to mention it here.

Having trouble with a permit application or pre-application conference application, why not contact this office for assistance.  We may be able to point you in the right direction.  Pete at 305-522-4863.

New Digital Photography Class

New digital photography class offered through  And for the first time a 3-hour work shop on High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography.  Check out both courses here:

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iPhone app to add copyright information to images

Are you using an iPhone for social media pics or more? Is copyright and ownership of your images important to you?  Check out the new Marksta app which easily marks your images with your copyright notice on a copy of the image ready for upload to your favorite social media program. You can read about the app here:

Color, Black & White, Monochrome

A few thoughts on the color shades of photography:

The primary additive colors for light are red, green, and blue; the primary subtractive colors (which give the primary additive colors when subtracted from white light) are magenta, cyan, and yellow.  Put all of the various color pixels together and you end up with one great color image.

Black and White is a monochrome image using black as the color.

A Monochrome photo is an image made of one color plus shades of that one color such as black and various shades, or blue and various shades of blue.

Comparing the three images below, which do you prefer, the “color”, the “black and white” or the “monochrome”?

Classes begin January 22, 2013 — see the information and schedule in the post below.

Color Sunset Wisp

Color Sunset Wisp

Black & White Sunset Wisp

Black & White Sunset Wisp

Monochrome Sunset Wisp

Monochrome Sunset Wisp

That time of year . . .

The holidays are a busy time of the year for taking pictures. Remember what Henry David Thoreau said “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see”. When you see it, trip the shutter.

Happy Holidays


Digital Photography and Intro to Photoshop Spring 2013

Florida Keys Community College Spring course schedule is now available for registration.  Digital Photography and Introduction to Photoshop begins late January 2013.  The links below will take you to the FKCC page link for the class announcement.

Click here for Digital Photography Coral Shores

Click here for Introduction to Photoshop

Click here for Digital Photography Marathon

New Web Site

Check out the new website.  Stop in and browse by clicking on Pete Bacheler Photography.