December 22, 2011

December 16, 2011

Roller Derby

The Red Rockettes faced the Happy Valley Derby Darlins in a roller derby battle last night.  The Derby Darlins quickly took the lead and never looked back.  It was a great night for roller derby and a great night for photography.  My action shots weren't turning out the way I wanted them, so I focused on the eccentricities of the derby girls and got a few shots I liked.  

I learned a lot about roller derby and learned a few lessons for photography as well. 

December 10, 2011

Lunar Eclipse

My alarm woke me at 5:30 am this morning and I had to wonder, 'Why in the world is my alarm going off on a Saturday?!'  Then I realized, I had done this to myself.  It's a funny thing what I'm willing to do for photography.  There was a lunar eclipse this morning and Salt Lake City got a pretty great show.  I couldn't have asked for any better conditions:  Clear skies, a setting moon, and a sunrise to light the foreground, not to mention a perfect scene from a nearby park.  Besides my toes being so cold they were going numb, it was an amazing morning.  

December 09, 2011

Craft & Vision: Free eBook

If you are looking to improve your photography don’t buy gear, buy knowledge.  Or better yet, get it for free.  I’ve purchased a few of the eBooks offered through Craft and Vision and have loved reading through them.  Not only do I learn a ton every time I read through one, but I’m newly inspired.  Now, Craft and Vision and the creator, David duChemin, is offering a free eBook filled with nuggets of knowledge from several successful photographers.  It’s new.  It’s fresh.  And it’s free.  
I would feel comfortable recommending anything from Craft and Vision and urge you to check it out.  David duChemin has a very informative and inspiring blog he updates regularly and has also written several books.  I’ve been able to pick one up at the library, VisionMongers: Making a Life and a Living in Photography, and I have to say it is an excellent read.  I couldn’t put it down.  It’s a book I would definitely consider buying, especially when I take the leap to full-time photographer.  So, if you are looking to get into this craft, read some eBooks.  Soak in the knowledge. Get inspired and get out shooting!

Get the free eBook here

December 03, 2011

Donut Falls

Nothing like a cold morning hike with a friend as crazy as myself to a sweet destination like Donut Falls.    
Big Cottonwood Canyon, Utah. 

40.6296717 -111.6549256 7,933 ft.

100 ISO 17mm f/5 2 sec

100 ISO 24mm f/5.6  0.6 sec

100 ISO 23mm f/6.3 1 sec

100 ISO 24mm f/6.3 2 sec