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Monday, December 31, 2007

Brock Hillman

Last week Brock Hillman sent me a copy of his newest CD. Brock's music style is perfect for my new website. Be sure to swing by his website and get yourself a copy!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christimas Early!

I was blessed yesterday by the giving of another person. A friend of mine had an excessive amount of darkroom equipment in his garage. He asked if I would have some use for it, and with open arms and truck I gladly took the equipment off his hands. As you can see I have some cleaning to do, but underneath that dust is hours of creativity just asking to be released. Now if I can just find my 35mm FILM camera!


Tuesday, December 4, 2007

First Dance

It amazes me how fast something can spread when given the right tools. I had recently finished this great book called Creating Customer Evangelists. The internet has become a great tool for businesses, allowing the word to spread faster than a single sales person could. To continue with spreading the word on this funny video I want to share it with you. Enjoy the show!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Finishing Strong


I was recently challenged to think of how I want my life to look at the finish line. Am I doing things now that are going to lead me to that point? It is never to late to start planning for a strong finish.

Monday, November 26, 2007

New look...

New look, same great taste! So taste doesn't apply to a new photography logo, but our style of photography can be better defined. Before we replace everything with the new logo let me know what you think.

Monday, November 5, 2007

Anyone can comment

Little by little I am exploring the world of Blogging. Today I unlocked the comment page allowing anyone to comment on the posts. No Google account necessary. So in light of my new find....comment away!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Required


Although I often hate to find myself on the business end of a camera lens, sometimes it is "reqired". As for this shot, a self portrait, I must post only to have it available to use in future blogging.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Hope City







Everyone has a story yet the stories from the victims of Hurricane Katrina are amazing. Stories like a husband/father watching the bodies of his wife and children floating past him as he hangs onto a tree. Or of the many families that waited the storm out in their attics as the water levels rise. Nobody expected the water to rise over 20 feet like it did. Nobody expected so much devastation. Even two years later the Gulf Coast still needs help rebuilding. Last week I went with a group of nearly 30 people to help. We framed up a house for Richard and his wife. To see Richard’s smile from ear to ear was enough to keep us motivated and encouraged. Mid week Richard brought over a 25 pound Red fish to share with the group. It was an experience we wont soon forget.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Can you hear me now?

So it is time to renew my Verizon cell phone contract. I must have picked the busiest evening to do it because I waited an hour before I gave up. During my waiting I wandered the store and played with all the cool phones. During that process I called my current phone from several display phones to "try them out". For the past two days I have received more calls from the display phones than any others. People, while waiting their hour, are hitting redial on the display phones! I was dumb enough in the beginning to call back the unknown number thinking it could be a potential future client. Of course nobody answered so I left a voicemail. So as my new cost effective marketing strategy I am going to go to all the Verizon stores and put my phone number in all the call logs. Who knows, I might get a potential bride to call me!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Shooting Smarter




I can't turn down taking two days to touch up on some lighting and composition skills. It only makes it better to be taught by lighting master Chris Grey. What a great time I had connecting with fellow photographers from all over the country.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Capture and Creativity

I ventured to Chicago as part of a two weekend adventure. Yesterday I was inspired by Clay Blackmore and Jane Conner-Ziser as they showed ways to perfect every aspect of the portraiture craft. It was a great time with plenty of practical insight as well as opportunities for laughter. Clay has now officially broken four chandeliers on this tour. Jane showed off the impressive technique of creating paintings with our images. It is a very time consuming process with breathtaking results. Even with the fun we couldn't forget why the tour took place. These two amazing artists took to the road in honor of Monte Zucker who passed away earlier this year. Monte was known as the dean of the traditional-style wedding photographers for his classic posing and lighting techniques. He was know for his willingness to teach and share his knowledge to others. Next weekend I will finish up my Chicago adventures by meeting with Will Crockett. Will has written several books as well as video series on posing and lighting techniques. I look forward to getting my hands dirty and filling up some camera cards with Will.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Show It!

Last weekend I had the opportunity to take family pictures of a wonderful Ohio family. Every session is a blast, and this was no different. We had a great time playing leap frog in a downtown alley. I bringing people to unique locations, and creating one of a kind images for the family. Following this session I took the biz one step further. I am now offering Show It slideshows with my sessions. Show It is a great keepsake for the clients, by putting the images from their session to music.

Turn up those speakers and watch the show!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Why We Were There

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Back on September 11, 2003 a friend and I created a few videos from our pictures when we got back to Kuwait. I think the eyes of the childeren tell us that there is hope for their country. The childeren are the future of that country, and the future of that country is why we were there.

Monday, September 10, 2007

So Awesome!

I had the wonderful opportunity to capture the wedding of a great couple this past weekend. Their love for each other just radiates! I can’t wait to show them their pictures.






Open For Blogging


You've got to start somewhere. That is what I was told on the first day of my first job. It still holds true to many applications in life. Today is the first day of my blog. May we have many more.