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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!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A Utah Fall

Here in Utah, Fall came and went fast this year. When the leaves were just starting to change in the higher elevations, it got really cold and along with that came 8 inches of snow. The snow wiped out the Fall colors in the high mountains. It was another week or two before the colors in the lower elevations started to change, and there's still some lingering Fall beauty, but the peak has passed. Usually it's quite nice because you can shoot pictures in the high elevation the first week or two, and still have a couple of weeks in the lower elevations to shoot once the higher stuff has passed it's prime. We weren't so lucky this year. Here are a few Fall shots that I was able to get with what little Fall we had.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Brock & Cami's Wedding Day

Once again, I'm months behind posting pictures from another wedding. Brock and Cami tied the know in August! It was a beautiful day for a wedding! They had tons of family and friends there to celebrate with them. The reception was awesome! Great location, and even better food (mint brownies and fruit tarts from Kneaders.......enough said). Best wishes to you two!

The Reception

Brandon & Brittany's Wedding

Well, it's about time I got around to posting these. If you've been keeping up on my blog, you saw Brandon & Brittany's engagements and bridals, but probably thought they called the whole thing off. These two are too perfect to each other, how could you think such a thing?! I've just got workload up to my ears, and the blog is the first thing to be neglected, sorry. So here they are finally, their wedding pics. They had two beautiful receptions, and a ceremony to surpass them all in beauty. It was a bit of a drive to get to the ceremony location, but well worth it. It was a remote area which made it really intimate, which I thought was nice. Congratulations you two!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Albion Basin is My New Favorite Place

I've lived in Utah since I was eight and have always loved all the awesome hiking trails, campgrounds, and wilderness areas. Growing up, I spent all my time on the mountains in Davis County, but for whatever reason never really was introduced to the great canyons and trails in Salt Lake County and other places. Now that I'm an adult and work down the street from Big Cottonwood Canyon, I'm discovering a whole new world full of photographic opportunities.

I recently discovered that Albion Basin (drive up Little Cottonwood Canyon, past Alta Ski resort until the road ends) comes to life late in July/early August with thousands of colorful wildflowers. It's a short, and mild, one mile hike to Cecret Lake. Just hiking this trail would hardly take me any time at all, but with all the photos waiting to be taken, I spent a good three hours to do the 2 mile roundtrip hike. You can see in the pictures how breathtaking the wildflowers are, and I even missed the peak of the wildflower bloom. I'll head back next Spring a little earlier and hopefully get an even bigger dose of wildflowers.

Brock & Cami's Bridals

I posted some pictures a while ago from Brock and Cami's engagements. I also shot their bridals several months ago but just hadn't taken the time to post any of them (and I've since shot their wedding which I'll post soon).

We shot them at the Garden Park Ward building in downtown Salt Lake. It's an LDS Church building that has beautiful landscaping. It's not common for an LDS church building to have landscaping like this, but for some reason this one does, and they let you shoot photos there for free within certain hours. We also headed over to Temple Square to finish up. The pictures turned out great, and Brock and Cami were awesome to work with. They're really light-hearted and were willing to fully dive into any wacky pose I asked them to: