February 28th, 2013, posted in 2013, Blog, HDR, Texas
I took this during the Meetup last month at the Chase Tower in downtown Dallas. We were having to shoot through glass in a well lit room, which usually creates horrible reflections. Thankfully, I have a little device called a Lens Skirt, which suction cups to the window and eliminates the unwanted reflections. I think I could have sold them all if I had some extras.
I posted this photo over on Flickr a few days ago and the dang thing blew up. It made their Explore category and it received over 7,000 views in 3 days. I love it when that happens!
August 12th, 2012, posted in 2012, Blog, Canada, HDR
I took this on my last night while working for RIMOWA in Canada. I’d really like to go back and visit one day. Everyone was really nice and chilled.
July 20th, 2012, posted in 2012, Burning Man 2011, HDR, Nevada
I’m going Burning Man photo heavy this week because I can feel my ticket getting closer to me. It is really what it is all about. The highs and lows, the uncertainty. The bliss of achievement. When I get back this year, it will be so much sweeter because of the struggle. I’m sad that I can’t bring my family again, though. This ticket mess has not allowed us to plan properly for us all. It is easy with just me. I can load up the Rabbit and fly… but with the family, we’d have to rent a uhaul to bring 3x the amount of bikes and gear, food and water. I think it was meant to be this way, though. I’ve heard that the conditions are going to be super rough this year with the lack of rain. White outs are inevitable. I’d prefer their first experience be more than just survival.
July 19th, 2012, posted in 2012, Burning Man 2011, HDR, Nevada
All night, every night, you can get these crazy light paintings at Burning Man. I would just set up at someplace interesting (which was so easy to find) and wait for something weird to go by. This year should be even better. More art installations have been registered than ever before.
July 7th, 2012, posted in 2012, Burning Man 2011, HDR, Nevada
I don’t even remember this little filly posing for me, but I’m glad she did! I can feel the energy building for this years burn. I don’t have a ticket yet, but I’m sure there is one out there for me… somewhere.
There are like 300 tix on Stubhub, but that goes against everything that Burning Man is about. I have some new art to bring for gifts and some Public Work shifts I’d like to volunteer for, but it’s really hard to plan when it is still out of my hands. Come on Universe… help a burner out! <3
July 6th, 2012, posted in 2012, HDR, New York
I loved photographing in New York. Every corner is a unique composition. I walked upon this store and the blue light was just blinding. It must have been some Euro clothing store because the mannequins looked really weird. Of course I had to get some light trails, so I ran across the street and set up. Remember, you can purchase a print of this through my SmugMug account. Just click the photo to take you there.
June 21st, 2012, posted in HDR, Texas
Awesome night at the Dallas Arboretum with the Dallas Photography Group. These sculptures were amazing, but when it got dark, they really came to life. If you are a photographer, or even just photography curious, you should join the Dallas Photography Group through meetup.com. The experiences and events are normally something you wouldn’t do on your own, plus it’s great to have someone there if you have questions about camera settings or setup. I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.
June 18th, 2012, posted in 2012, HDR, Studio, Texas
I consider myself pretty good a Photoshop, but when it comes to the blog and HTML, I’m pretty far behind. So if you occasionally see something like this, you’ll know that I’m learning and testing different things.
June 7th, 2012, posted in 2012, Blog, HDR, New York
During the 3 days I got to spend in New York for the International Auto Show, I spent all my free time out in the city shooting. We bought tickets for sunset at the Top of the Rock. I think next time I’ll pay the “day” price and stay up there longer. It’s not like they clear the place out just for the “sunset” people. Every rail was about 3 people deep and it took quite a bit of waiting to get a good spot.
June 4th, 2012, posted in 2012, HDR, Texas, Uncategorized
Have you ever been next to awesomeness and didn’t even know it? A few years ago I was really into R/C car racing. It’s a 2 man sport where one guy drives and the other guy “pits” and refuels the car. I usually went by myself and asked around for drivers not in my class to be my “pit guy”. Well, I was asking around one night and saw this dude that looked really cool… so I asked him. He said “sure, if he had time” (which he didn’t). But I found out later that he was this super stud racer with sponsorships and magazine deals (who went on to win the main race that night). I was so embarrassed for even asking. It was like asking Michael Jordan to inflate your basketball, or +Trey Ratcliff to carry your camera bag.
I’m sure we all have had brushes with greatness without realizing it. I’d love to hear your story. Let me hear from ya!