Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Have a great holiday weekend!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Bambi was out for a walk last night.
What happens when my camera and bambi meet? This picture at the left.
I was out driving around the country last night looking for wildlife and a great sunset and got lucky when this deer and another doe ran in front of my vehicle (fortunately I was going slowly). This was captured with a Nikon D700 with a 300mm lens and a 2x converter.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I'm heading out to hopefully capture a reality tv crew filming in Bourbon County. We shall see how this goes. Considering I only know areas (not really specific either) they might be located there shall possibly be no photographs whatsoever. However, the local publication known as the newspaper has inquired if I might be able to capture something on digital film.
I guess in short...I'm going to do some covert photography tonight. Puttin on the big lens and shooting from moving vehicles is always interesting to say the least....
I'll keep you posted.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tonight I photographed Toby Cook, one of the nicest guys I've met in a long time. He works for the Royals, and from first impression...he works extremely hard. Long story short - the photo is for a calendar that he and his mother are going to be featured in next year. That was the first leg of the trip.
Tomorrow starts off in Independence, KS with a photo shoot of my young cousin's tackle football games! That's just for fun. Tomorrow night I'm shooting the Royals v. Tigers.
Sunday I'll be doing the day game before heading home to see the lovely wife, who is hard to be away from for extended periods of time. Go ahead...snicker. I'll be sure to put up a few photos from the weekend as soon as I get them ready.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I sure can. I'm not sure if it's the cooler evenings, the smell of hot dogs on a grill or what but I'm amped beyond description.
Football has always been my favorite sport to shoot...and probably the sport I'm best at photographing. Nothing excites me more than waking up on a Friday morning knowing I'll be covering a high school game later that evening or waking to a sunny Saturday knowing that the Pittsburg State Gorillas will be romping an opponent like Missouri Southern. The smell of victory is sweet...the smell of a good photo is even better.
I've had the good fortune of photographing my Gorillas for several years now and just recently have had the opportunity to cover Kansas City Chiefs home games. Another new one for me is to shoot a few Kansas Jayhawks football games this season. Can't wait.
My dream is to be published in the pages of Sports Illustrated and sustain a career in the sports freelance world. So far I'm still learning and just beginning. Last season I had 10-15 shots published on Sports Illustrated's website so that's a start. Hopefully this season I can make it to the magazine.
Monday, August 18, 2008
I like to think that I'm crazy enough to want to see one fairly close. It's always been a photographic dream to snap a few shots of one at a close distance (preferably from inside a sturdy vehicle or blind). Not sure what is so appealing to me...maybe it's the fact that they are so elusive and literally capable of ripping a human to shreds...not sure.
This image of cat tracks (which were bigger than my hand) was taken a year or so ago near Lake Pomona in Pomona, Kansas. I've never seen tracks this big...my mom's Siamese doesn't quite make these types of prints in the ground but she still tries to take heads off..
Anyway, if anyone knows of a good location to watch for a mountain lion please let me know!
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
The groom is Nathaniel Thurston of Dallas, Texas.
In the days leading up to the ceremony I racked my brain trying to come up with great ideas to really show his personality as well as the groomsmen. The night before I told him to bring Aviator sunglasses and cigars. This is what we came up with. I love it. He loves it. Favorite image of the day by far.
According to my facebook account, my peers think I have great father potential. Yippee...
Good friend Gary texted me last night to alert me of the combination of clouds in the sky and said we were in for a good opportunity. So I headed out to a favorite location of mine just north of Fort Scott.