Jeff Kusner

I’ve always had a passion for photography, especially the landscape and wildlife that illustrates and reflects the glory of God. Without Him there wouldn’t be much to photograph.

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Heritage Ohio Photo Entry

Posted on May 6, 2014

How To Vote: I’m honored to have had this image chosen as a finalist. Your support is appreciated, if you like it would you please take a minute to visit their site and Vote for #3 Wayne County Courthouse.

Background: In my quest to learn more about photography I often challenge myself for 30 days. During a recent December my challenge was to concentrate on night photography with the stipulation that I only use the manual settings of the camera. After dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in Wooster, Broken Rocks Cafe, the ground was wet following a light rain and the light reflecting off the pavement seemed like a great opportunity for the challenge. This image of the Wayne County Courthouse is the result. It was one of the images I submitted to this years Heritage Ohio Downtown Main Street Photo Contest.

Wayne County Courthouse

Wayne County Courthouse

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A Visit To Schnormeier Gardens

Posted on September 10, 2012

The Schnormeiers graciously opened up the gardens to the Knox County Art League Photo Group yesterday! Normally they only open to the public for five days each June! Visit the Schnormeier Gardens website at


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Mount Vernon Post Cards

Posted on July 24, 2012

In my earlier post i shared  some of the images I was considering using for producing post cards. This post shows the images I decided to go with on this first go-round of postcards of Mount Vernon, Ohio.

Post cards are available at the Gospel Supply Shop and Paragraphs Bookstore in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

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Post Cards

Posted on July 17, 2012

Thinking about making Knox County Ohio postcards using these images... what do you think? Click image to begin viewing...

. . . Click this link to see what I decided to go with.



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Wooster Christmas Photo

Posted on December 17, 2011

Chris and I have a favorite restaurant located in Wooster, Ohio called Broken Rocks Cafe, while I don't think we've ever had a bad meal there we both love the grouper! On a recent December visit the pavement was wet from recent rains and it was starting to get dark. When we left the restaurant we walked down the road to look at some of the Christmas decorations. The lights were really beautiful the way they reflected off of the wet pavement.

I decided the moment was perfect to switch the camera over to manual and force myself to quickly think through the best settings for speed and aperature. I usually work with the camera in aperature priority mode and let the camera decide the speed. I didn't have too much time since the sun had already set... but I'm thrilled with how it turned out.

Wooster Christmas


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2012 Calendar

Posted on August 20, 2011

2012 Calendar CoverIs it too early to be thinking about 2012? In years past I've used my photography and combined it with relevant scripture passages to produce calendars. I've used them as gifts, donated some to good causes and actually sold a few to support the online ministry of

Though I've used photos from different parts of the country before, in 2010 I limited the images to only include those taken in Knox County here in Ohio. I took a break in 2011 but did help the church out with their global outreach calendar.

Because I've received several inquiries I'll be creating another calendar for 2012, I'll be using more photos from here in Knox County but also including some from other parts of the state. Go ahead and click on the cover image to expand it... how many locations do you recognize (don't let the image placement influence you)?

Not only did Chris and I have a tough time deciding on which images to use but we also had to narrow down the scripture verses to go along with each one.

For the cover I took a slightly different approach from those in previous years, incorporating a photo of an Ohio road map, then adding polaroid replicas of each of the images used on the inside. I picked up the proof from PIP Lewis Center on Friday, August 19th and its looks fabulous! A limited quantity have been ordered and should be available around the first of September. They'll also be available at the Gospel Supply Shop and the Knox County Art League in downtown Mount Vernon.

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Shoot The Woods

Posted on June 21, 2011
Shoot The WoodsA group of photographers from the Knox County Art Leaguerecently met in the nearby woods to "Shoot The Woods". Everyone brought a few props and many got to experience using professional flash equipment for the first time and saw the results that can be achieved. Special thanks to our model Molly for her patience that afternoon.Here are a few images from the shoot (click an image to enlarge).
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