October 15th, 2014, posted in Uncategorized
I heard grumblings that ‘the man’ wasn’t as cool as he had been in previous years. I thought he was awesome, although I have to agree that the burn wasn’t as dramatic. I liked the way he loomed over the playa with authority. The surrounding merchants were called the Caravansary Souk, which were actually interactive art.
The tilt shift effect on this photo was done entirely in photoshop using a few different blurs and masks. The color grading was based off of a preset in Nik’s Analog Effects 2.
October 14th, 2014, posted in 2014, Blog, Texas, Uncategorized
Renaissance Festival season is coming up soon and I can’t wait! Burning Man is well over, Halloween is cool and all, but I like to capture the beauty of the Fairies.
September 24th, 2014, posted in Uncategorized
As I was walking through Center Camp, this face-painted girl doing acro-yoga caught my photographers eye. I gave her the nod and she struck a cool pose.
September 9th, 2014, posted in 2014, Blog, Burning Man, Nevada, Uncategorized
I love walking up to awesomeness at Burning Man. This girl was wearing the same type of visor that I was so we had a silly connection. I asked her for a few photos and she happily obliged.
September 10th, 2013, posted in Uncategorized
It’s been a while since I’ve given attention to my blog. Now that I’m back from Burning Man, it’s time to get back on the horse and see where it goes. I had an awesome time at Burning Man. I got to bring my family and camp with Trey Ratcliff and his family. It was a pretty sweet setup. Trey is such a cool guy and really great friend. It was so cool going shooting with him every day. My family loved Burning Man and can’t wait to go back next year.
February 11th, 2013, posted in Uncategorized
It was my first time to go and photograph the famous Big Sur hole in the rock. My friend, James Brandon, had been here before, and he was able to quickly get us here, despite the road being unmarked and small. Once arriving I could see why it was such a photographers destination. The sun had just begun to shine through the rock and several photographers were getting ‘that shot’. I snuck in and got the same shot as the others, but then quickly darted off to take in some of the other beautiful compositions.
We stayed quite a while after sunset. We know with these advanced cameras and a tripod, they can take in detail in the near dark that human eyes cannot. This photo was a 25 second exposure at f5, ISO 80. I positioned the camera really low to the water to get a nice, smooth reflection.
January 12th, 2013, posted in Uncategorized
Here is a photo of a view into downtown Dallas. This was the night of the supermoon and I took my family for a little hike west of the city for some photo goodness.
I shot this with my 70-200 telephoto lens with a 2x teleconverter attached. I love the way it compresses the buildings when zooming in. In post-processing this one, I added a little grunge texture for mystery, drama, and to give it a cold feeling. I didn’t get any good shots of the supermoon, but I still enjoyed the outing and time spent with my family, plus I did get this one.
January 5th, 2013, posted in Uncategorized
Burning Man ticket info was released yesterday. I’ve got my work cut out for me getting my family out there this year. It should be a fun adventure. I can’t wait!