The Amateur and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Yesterday was an awful day. While out shooting Cheyenne's historic train depot, I dropped my camera (with zoom lens attached) on concrete. Snow covered concrete. Unfortunately the snow didn't soften the blow - it just got everything wet. The impact also caused the plastic fittings on the rear mount of the lens to shatter, forcing the lens to pop off. But that's not even the worst of it! Read on to find out why...

By |February 9th, 2012|Out & About|

Saving Up

Almost a year ago, I set my sights on some fast glass. The Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 to be exact. It's really very expensive and since photography (at this time) is a hobby and not a self-sustaining pursuit, I can't justify financing it... but I'm sure it will be worth the wait and every penny counts!

By |January 26th, 2012|Personal|

Lightroom Preset – Boardwalk Empire

Attention Lightroom lovers - today I'm releasing a preset inspired by the HBO series - Boardwalk Empire. More specifically, the opening theme. I love the desaturated, dramatic feel of it. Not to mention it's just a badass show. The preset works reasonably well on most images, but is particularly striking on landscapes, beaches, etc.

By |January 21st, 2012|Post-processing|

Starry Night

I'm a fan of simplicity and prefer to design things that are characteristically minimalist. This wallpaper is a scene inspired by nature itself, and rather fitting for October I think.

By |October 26th, 2011|Desktop Wallpaper|

Lessons From a First-Time Photowalker

Yesterday marked the 4th annual World Wide Photo Walk hosted by Scott Kelby, and my first ever organized walk. I joined up with some folks in Fort Collins and we wandered around Old Town and the Poudre River. It was a beautiful day and overall a great experience. I highly recommend doing one if you never have...

By |October 2nd, 2011|Photography Tips|