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Photography Unraveled


Ever had the experience where you want to rip your camera apart when you have a blurry picture of your active child? Ever wonder why your subjects sometimes look jaundice? And what the heck is RAW? There is so much to know about photography in order to get the images you want, even if you're a casual shooter taking snapshots of your family and friends, and unfortunately, there's also a lack of simple, easy to understand, and most importantly, FREE resources out there. If you'd like some answers to these, and many more questions, check out my other blog, Photography Unraveled. My goal with this blog is to use my experience from working in a camera store and shooting pictures (some as a hobby, some as a business) to help everyone from the "Soccer Mom" to the "Hobbyist" get the images they've always wanted. Check it out!

Friday, February 29, 2008

Out of Categories

So I've run out of ideas for groups of pictures to clump together.  Maybe more will come later.  But for now I think I'll post only one or two pictures at once and take a little more time to tell the story behind the pictures.

Thank you for your comments, and especially your compliments.  It means a lot coming from my friends and family whom I love and respect.  I know it's kind of a shot in the dark, but if you ever see a picture you think you would like a print of, let me know, I'd be happy to send you the file.  I believe art really should be shared more.  Of course, if I ever make money off of my photography, my view on that might change :0

My Favorite Wedding Shot

I'm no professional, and I haven't shot many weddings, but this is definitely my favorite that I have captured while shooting the few weddings that I have.  I know it's not one the bride and groom would choose to hang above their mantle because you can hardly tell that they are there, but I like it for the story it tells.  I shot this at my brother's wedding in Oregon.  He was married in an old Mennanite church.  This was the first time he had seen his bride in her dress, and everyone cleared the room to let them have a private moment, except for me of course.  I snuck up on the balcony, snapped on a fisheye lens, and was lucky enough to get the shot.  Sometimes I feel like the pictures I shoot are more like a gift to me.  On rare occassions, I get to share in intimate moments and capture true emotion in faces and moments in time that might never repeat themselves, and that is truly a gift.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Water Works

Nassau, Bahamas
Water Gardens in Fort Worth, TX
Adams Canyon in Utah
Adams Canyon in Utah
Perception Park in Utah
Adams Canyon in Utah
Multnomah Falls, OR

These shots are my favorites that have the element of water in them; natural and man made.  I especially like this one above of Multnomah Falls in Oregon.  Most people have seen these falls shot straight on, but I like seeing it from this different angle as well.

Mountain Pictures

Antelope Island
Park City
Snow Basin
Trappers Loop

These are just a few of my favorite shots I've taken.  All of them are here in Utah, mostly along the Wasatch Front.  Enjoy!