The weather here in The Netherlands has been unseasonably cold lately. Last week the snow and cold was so bad it caused many delays and cancellations in both flights and the train schedule. Although it was cold and nasty out it didn’t stop many of the Dutch residents from taking advantage of the icy conditions to strap on a pair of ice skates and hit the canals. I was amazed to see the volume of people over the last few days take to the canals for some recreational skating. Personally, the ice was a little too thin for my taste,Read more
1st Place – 2011 Global Focus Photography Competition
I would like to thank all of the people from the 2011 Global Focus Photography Competition for the award of 1st place for my submission. It is always a great thrill to have an image recognized, and it is an honor to have taken first place in this competition. This year there were many other great images submitted to the competition which makes this award that much more meaningful. Some background on this image: This image was shot on the eve of a first DOCTRID conference in Dublin Ireland in October of 2010. I was actually there to film aRead more
On August 6th, 2011 I was honored with the opportunity to shoot the wedding reception for Sarah and Joe Cox. It was a great event filled with lots of laughing, dancing and a whole lot of people just having a great time. This event was outside and unfortunately the Michigan summer weather was not willing to cooperate as it rained several times throughout the event. The rain however, didn’t stop the fun from going on. Sarah (the bride) looked amazing even in the rain, and it never dampened the mood. This particular shoot was different as it was entirely outside,Read more
On March 19th, 2011 I had the opportunity to shoot the wedding for Carol Landis and Joe Parr. Their wedding was a wonderful event filled with lots of people, dancing, laughing and an overall good time. For this shoot I ran a pretty small setup with 2 photographers and mostly on camera flash. Here is a short video of all the camera gear I packed for the shoot. Only thing missing in this video is the second camera that was with Brunno (my second shooter). I shot this wedding with my Nikon D300s with the 24-70mm Nikkor f2.8 lens asRead more
A short time after the holidays I decided to try something a little different for a change, instead of grabbing my trusty old Nikon D300s and heading out to grab some shots, I thought I would dust off my old 35mm camera and go shoot a roll of film. So that’s exactly what I did. I grabbed my Olympus OM-1 35mm camera (circa 1974) cleaned it up and set out to have some fun. Of course as soon as I got it out and was getting all excited to start firing away I realized I needed a few things likeRead more
Honorable Mention – 2010 Global Focus Photography Contest
Honorable Mention: Accordion Recently I discovered that I have received an honorable mention in the 2010 MSU Global Focus Photography Contest this year. It is a thrill to have any of my images recognized, and I’d like to thank all the people involved for giving one of my images the nod of honorable mention. I would also like to thank all the people that voted for the People’s Choice winner which was taken by Leigh Wolf This image was taken in Tours France in July of 2010. I traveled to Tours France with Bran and Leigh this summer as we went throughRead more
This past summer I had the fortune of being able to tour Giverny just outside of Paris. The weather started out great as we headed out form Rouen, but by the time we reached Giverny the beautiful skies had given way to large storm clouds that quickly moved in. fortunately we stayed dry until just after our tour, then the skies opened up and poured the rest of the afternoon. Here are a few shots I got while in the gardens. Yes, I shot exclusively with my 10mm Nikkor Fisheye lens.
Unfortunately we are not always able to jump a flight to the exotic corners of the earth to photograph some of the worlds most beautiful and elusive creatures. Fortunately though, you can get some images that would otherwise be logistically impossible thanks to local zoos. The images above are a few images I captured while at the San Diego Zoo last summer. Photographing wildlife at a zoo does present some rather unique challenges since you are not shooting those images in the animals natural habitat. When shooting images at the zoo you have to deal with people, bars, glass, andRead more
Here are a few images from a recent trip to San Fransisco. If it had been left up to me I would have spent alot more time out in Cali, but duty calls and I had to return despite my personal protest. The warm weather was a welcome change to the bleary wet weather spring had to offer back home, even though the one day I got a chance to get out and shoot the city the weather was overcast and foggy…oh well that’s the luck sometimes.
Today started off like so many Friday’s before, then en route to my office I was irritated to find myself being diverted off my normal drive only to discover a student house engulfed in flames. I was able to grab my camera and and grab a few shots. No one was reported injured in the fire, all people (plus pets) were accounted for. I arrived on the scene about 9:20am or so, just after the fire trucks had arrived, it did not take long, maybe an hour or so before there was only a smoldering frame left of the house.Read more