Thursday, November 3, 2011

Veronica's Dawn

Just some dabbling in digital art...

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Weddings, weddings and more weddings!

I have been neglecting my blog yet again...However, I do have a pretty good excuse in that I have had 8 weddings since my last post! It has been a very busy second half of the year and I am looking forward to having some weekends off. My plan is to work on more artistic projects over the winter. The end goal is to produce enough pieces for a Spring show...

Monday, August 29, 2011

Jennifer in b&w

I like the soft warmth of this image from Jennifer's "hurricane" wedding...

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


From an impromptu shoot at Graeme Park...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Prime Thinking

I have not written in a while so now's a good time to mention I am thinking of parting with my excellent 17-55 f2.8. The lens is a beautiful piece of work for a zoom but it lacks in some ways that are beginning to irritate me. For one, I wish it were sharper. I know it is very sharp for a zoom but not enough for me. Secondly, I wish it were faster....But I did buy it knowing it has the f2.8 limitation. And thirdly, it is designed for crop sensors. I am beginning to consider going to full frame.

So, I think now is the time to upgrade to some fast primes and make those the core of my lens arsenal.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hope's Wedding Day

Friday, April 29, 2011

Shawna and John Wedding

A few from their day...

Sunday, April 10, 2011


A few from Crystal's senior portrait shoot..

Brandon Parsons

One from my shoot with the musician Brandon Parsons at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia..

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kellie b&w


Sunday, March 6, 2011


Well, I have been neglecting the blog again. Winters drive me insane. This is the time when I should hunker down and write but my blog has never been much about my thoughts. I like to shoot, and then post what I shoot. Until my studio is built winters will continue to be sparse for me.

So, why am I writing now? I guess it's a way for me to organize my photo goals for the year. As per usual, I have wedding season and those blessings but I also want to concentrate on upgrading some gear. I sold the 12-24 f4 and don't miss it. It's a gorgeous lens but I rarely used it. Now I'd like to concentrate on some primes. An 85f1.8 (or maybe even a f1.4) is on my wish list. Another possibility is a 60 or 105 f2.8. I think a macro would be a nice addition. :) I could always use more lights but I really need to add some stands, clamps, diffusers, etc. I'm bored of umbrellas and cheap reflectors.

I have noticed that the predictions of a boom in photographers has come true. Now that digital technology has simplified metering and focus, it seems anyone can call themselves a "photographer". And maybe they should. I've always thought that the technical side could be learned by anyone anyway. What can't be taught is creativity. The "eye" is always the final judge. I don't like more competition (forces rate wars) but I do like that I have more to learn from. Everyone has something to offer and I am open minded enough to see value in the perspectives of others.

We will likely be moving soon. We'll still be in the same region but we are selling our house. We have loads of reasons but my main reason is to have space for a studio and maybe even a small farm. We'll see.....

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Little Red and the Old House

We were bored on a Sunday afternoon and came up with this...