1. Mollie Butler says:

    Hi Adam:

    You take really good pictures. Ilana was here yesterday and told me about your website. It is so cool.

    Love Mollie

  2. michele says:

    Hi: I love your website, and looking at your pictures, the stories about the pictures are interesting. I have told some people about it.

  3. michele says:

    the picture that was chosen for the pix website is really good, it captures the essence of an ancient site. have fund in Sunny Spain,

  4. michele says:

    I hope you did not have to pay for the Payella, that is awful. Have fun in Spain.

  5. Jaime G says:

    I did’nt visit your site until tonight (on watch again). Really nice. I’m learning how to get the most from my camera your pages will help.
    Canon XSi
    I’d like to go downtown with you for some pizza, beer and photo tips.


  6. Justin Balog says:

    Thanks for the comment today on the site. Also, thanks for your service. I’m enjoying your images. I would love to visit Spain again soon!

  7. Eden says:

    Hello Adam,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier, and for the comment you left. I had a quick look at your portfolio. You have some really nice shots :)
    Thanks for serving our country!

  8. Wayne Frost says:

    Hiya Adam-

    Two truths I learned visting your blog:

    1. You’ve got some swell stuff in the SmugMug gallery.
    2. You really are a swabby if your off duty photo shows you with a drink.


    -An ex-swabby

  9. Simon Morris says:

    Hi Adam

    What a fantastic blog you have… I’m impressed with your photography, excellent! Hope you don’t mind me asking, but have some of your images been tonemapped at all… if so, what software do you use?

    Thanks for commenting on my blog… its much appreciated!


    • Adam Allegro says:

      Thank you so much for visiting. I am still a rookie here and enjoy all you amazing photographers coming to visit! I would say 75% of my stuff is tonemapped. Other than that, I don’t do much besides lighting, sharpening, contast, etc. I use photomatix for tonemapping, but I do not particularly like the blown out HDR look. I prefer the more realistic look. I take it i succeeded by your question :) Most of my stuff (85% or so) is taken handheld, so that makes it a bit difficult for that perfect HDRing. Thanks again for visiting!

  10. Jim Nix says:

    Adam, great shots, great blog and nice to meet you. Thanks for serving our country, and thanks for the visits to my site. Stay safe over there and keep clicking mate!!

  11. Phil Ramuno says:

    Adam, you are doing outstanding work with your photography. I am glad that you are enjoying Naples, the city of my father’s parents. I hope to see you again soon.

  12. Ben Tucker says:

    Hi Adam,

    Just stumbled upon your blog via a comment on Curt Fleenor’s Website. Loving what Ive seen so far, gonna have a better look through in a minute and have bookedmarked it for future! very impressive shots and you’ve been to some amazing places! So jealous.


  13. jo says:

    Adam – Your pictures are truly amazing! I want to go everywhere and see everything you’ve photographed.Glad to see you’re doing well!
    Best, Jo

  14. lisa says:

    It is so nice to meet you Adam!
    Thank you for your visit and your kind comment.
    It is how I found you here, and I am so glad I did.
    Your photography is simply magnificent.
    Thank you (and so many others) for all you do for us.
    I wish you a beautiful Christmas.


  15. Bill Wellham says:

    Thanks for noticing my little blog. It’s always great to get comments from new people. I currently have a small core of friends… and we regularly comment on each other’s blogs. Interestingly, most of them are US guys. I meet up with them in London sometimes for a walk-about-shoot. I enjoy learning techniques of other people’s blogs – I think this a far better way of improving than any book or photo course. Its all about practise and inspiration. I still have lots to learn!

    So, I am going to check your blog regularly, and hopefully learn a little and enjoy your European tour.

    Bill (moving subjects)

  16. George says:

    Hello Adam,
    Can I post your picture in a magazine about Milan travel?


    • Adam Allegro says:

      Hey George! Thanks for stooping by and getting in touch. I blog under the Creative Commons Copyright so you have permission to use any photos I post, provided it is for personal use and you link back to my blog. If the magazine is something that you sell or someone runs as a business (makes a profit from), then please let me know and we can discus. Otherwise, feel free! Please let me know when you post it so I can link to it here on the blog.

  17. I really like your site and your photographs are stunning. And, now I know exactly how long a jiffy is!! Excellent name for a photography site. I couldn’t come up with anything catchy and just use my own name – how lame.

  18. Carlos says:

    Awesome work Adam.

  19. Well to be frank I had no clue what ‘jiffy’ meant, and now it seems to be a very appropriate name for a photography site…

    Anyway great work Adam, I always enjoy coming back hear, not just to see the images but also the words :)

  20. Angeline says:

    Thanks for your visit to my blog this morning. Your blog and photos are incredible! And now, after a little peek, I am hooked. Beautiful work!

  21. Wow, great images and site!!! Thanks for stopping by!!! Looking forward to your images as well. Laz

  22. Cinz says:

    This old AF dependent wishes to correct/add to your Italian knowledge. Above Firenze, that beautiful spot is known as “Piazzale” Michelangelo. It’s where all the brides want to be photographed on their wedding day 😉 Aviano (US AFB) at the foot of Mt. Cavallo in the Alpanini is quite a lovely spot if one can tear oneself away from the beauties of La Serenissima!
    Best of luck in your travels!

  23. Aaron Moore says:

    Hey Adam!
    Some amazing work.. and breath taking pictures! what camera are you shooting with? I am glad you found your calling!!


    • Adam Allegro says:

      Thanks Aaron! Right now I am using a D800 most of the time, although I pull out the D7000 and D90 for some of the more dirty/risky shoots. primarily shoot with the 14-24mm or 28-300mm, although I use the 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, and 105mm 2.8 a good amount as well! How are you doing????? Been a loooong time…

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Early Morning AdamAdam Allegro is a professional photographer who resides in Southern California. His interest in travel peaked at a young age on family vacations across the United States and Europe. Always fascinated with the places they visited, Adam realized photography was a way to connect with the people and cultures he encountered along the way.

A 2005 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Adam completed his service at the rank of Lieutenant in 2012. Adam’s service brought him to nearly fifty countries where he sought out people and places often unseen to share with his loyal followers. He uses photography to evoke both fantasy and reality while remaining committed to the unspoken history of his subjects.

Follow his travel adventures and photography at catchthejiffy.com.