Saturday, December 20, 2008

All Access

First thing I shot this break was a small little house show my friend's brothers band was playing. They are called All Access, and actually weren't too bad. It makes me happy when kids from the rich suburbs hold house shows where people get in fights and throw each other threw walls, (this was no exception). They also did the Wall of Death. This here's nothing great, just fun stuff.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Our latest assignment in Lighting was Fashion. I can't say I was looking forward to this assignment because I am not the most fashion smart person and I really haven't delved too deep into fashion photography. But I enjoyed this shoot. Lorna, my model, was phenomenal to work with and I had a lot of fun shooting this. I also realized that I do know a bit about how to put lights together, even though I always feel like I don't know what I am doing.

What are some tips you could give me?

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Not that I need anymore, but here are some more horse pictures. I went to a high school rodeo with Alex, Ryan and Riaz earlier today. Them bulls is scary.

A Night Of Firsts

First time shooting football. First time shooting with glass greater than 200mm. First time shooting on a Nikon. I shot football on Friday night to get some experience with it. This is what I came out with, but I did learn a bunch of stuff and want to keep shooting this sport. Though I couldn't follow the action or focus worth a damn, I had a ton of fun. Any tips or criticisms would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

WKU Gets Locked Down

Today Western got locked down due to reported shootings on South Campus and outside PFT. It turned out to be a few fist fights with no shootings or weapon related activity. But the campus went nuts. Cops and S.W.A.T. were all over the place and everyone was stuck in their class rooms or in their dorms. Five people were arrested and a few people were detained. Didn't really get anything good, but here it is anyway.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lighting Midterm Photo Story

For our midterm for lighting we had to shoot a photo story on family. The family I found is a great example of the families everyone forgets about, or puts out of their mind. A five generation family living in one house in a poor part of town. Almost all the parents are on some sort of drug, ranging from painkillers to something needle related (haven't found out exactly what that is yet, though). Three children are also being raised (ages 2, 6, and 8), and their mother pawns them off on her mother or great-grandmother, which whom they spend most of their time. The children just recently started going school.
This is pretty much the bulk of the story, but I'm sure I find out more. I learn more and more about them every day. I plan to continue this as long as they let me.

This is the story, which we are only allowed to use 5 pictures for, one of which is a lit portrait. I decided to focus on Karen, the grandmother of the children. Eventually I will widen the focus to the entire family.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Labbie Love

This week I am working at The Mountain Workshops. MWS has been going on for 33 years, and students gather with professionals from the business and document a small town in Kentucky or Tennessee. This year is Mayfield, Ky. The weeks has just started and already it's been one hell of a learning experience. Unfortunately, I don't get to shoot this year, but it is great to hang around with some of the best in the business, and learn what it takes to be a better photographer.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Kentucky Downs Racing

This was also on Saturday, it was a pretty eventful day.

until next time.

WKU Volleyball

WKU had their first home volleyball game of the season. I went to shoot it to try and get better and here is what I have.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

WKUPJ Take Two

From here it looks like the picture went flat. Hmm. Well I'm finally back in Bowling Green and am starting to shoot again. This is from a rodeo just outside of Glasgow, Ky. My caption info is in my car a few blocks away, but basically these sixteen year old kids self-pierced a nipple in a dirty shed. I could not be happier to be back in this state. I may post some other pictures from the rodeo later.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I was originally going to use this as a photo blog, but I've decided to also turn it into a semi-music themed blog as well. Or at least until the school year starts and I get to shooting on a regular basis again. Just like the photos, I'll post any thoughts or goings on, be it about my own boring life or Shizuku. For right now, 10 songs I've been listening to almost two or three times a day as of late. I would recommend checking any of them out.

"Beyond the Realms of Death" by Judas Priest
"The Clouding" by Iced Earth
"Legacy In A Rhyme" by Pyramaze
"What Lies Beyond" by Pyramaze
"Blackend" by Metallica
"Washington is Next!" by Megadeth
"Quutamo" by Apocalyptica
"Far Beyond Metal" by Strapping Young Lad
-"Fighting the Darkness" by Primal Fear
-"End of the Line" by Devildriver

Nothing too out of the ordinary. Though I am trying to give a spin to albums I either haven't listened to much of or albums I used to listen to a lot of but haven't lately. If only there were more hours in the day...

Sunday, July 6, 2008

4th of July

Here are a few pictures from the 4th at my house. Just me with my family messing around. It's been the first time I've picked up my camera since May. Nothing too great or worth writing home about, I just felt like updating.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Rolling Thunder XXI

Finally decided to start posting in hopes of shooting more and more.

These are from Memorial Day in DC and one of the biggest motorcycle rallies in the country. Starts at the Pentagon and goes into the city. The ride starts at noon, but the parking lot I was in wasn't completely empty until about 2:45. There was a lot of standing around for the bikers, and a lot of sunburn for me.

This?Or This?
How would you have shot something like this?