27 June, 2009


A while back I had the wonderful opportunity to work as an extra with Jeff Goldberg as he photographed the University of Colorado Health Sciences Library in Aurora, Colorado. As I mentioned previously it was a wonderful opportunity to see how to work with models/extras in terms of directing and ultimately using them to make a great shot even better. Well, I am happy to announce that now you can locate my now oversized cranium on the web! I honestly don’t know who long these have been online, I pretty much forgot about them, so there you go. Jeff has done an amazing job capturing the identity of the space I can’t say I am surprised. His portfolio showcases his prowess and working with him just showcased his passion and professionalism. Be sure to check out his work.

24 June, 2009


From people to pets to places and things, everything has it. Sometimes it’s easy to find and sometimes it takes a little work to find it. What I love about photography is that the “work” isn’t work at all.

And if you haven't noticed, I am a nerd. And for those of you that already knew, you know that today IS giant robot day. Also, you may remember this isn't our fine robotic friends first appearance on these pages. Anywho, lets focus on what's really import...giant robots are awesome.

14 June, 2009

Junk in my Trunk

I don’t know about you, but I’ve got quite a bit of photo junk that I keep in my trunk (or at least one of them) and at times it seems like I have too much, from battery chargers to card readers to card cases. I wanted to get it all a little more organized, but unfortunately couldn’t find anything commercially available to that met my exacting needs (I’m very picky. Just ask anybody that has watched me during a toy shoot.) So, what’s a dashing chap like myself to do? Why make my own of course!

All wrapped up and ready to rumble. You can’t see it, but the belt is sewn into the back so it doesn’t get lost.

If you want to get technical, it’s a tri-fold wallet with a D-ring belt clasp.

Four pockets in a compact size to get me started. As you can see, it’s got room for a Lexar Multi-card ready and USB cable, and Canon and Fujifilm battery chargers (yes, I use more than one brand of camera. I like to be flexible and besides, one is a digital point n’ click). The pockets are even big enough to hold on to four Gepe Card Safe Extreme cases (which in my opinion are the best card cases available). And best off all, it’s all now grab and go.Oh yeah, I rock.

12 June, 2009

Day Out...at the Rio Grande Zoo

Several things always happen when I go to the zoo, including

1. Having the best-at-the-time-but-will-undoubtedly-make-me-sick-later green chili cheeseburger.
2. Drinking loads of warm water, but still get dehydrated.
3. I try fitting words like "pinniped" into everyday conversation. (the word varies, but you get the idea)
4. Dippin Dots.

Some bonus events from the day included

1. Added some shots to my continuing series “Cast Shadows” and experiments with “HDR.” (Check it out here).
2. Got pooped on (not so much a bonus, but worth mentioning. It was one of the lorikeets that you could happily feed.)


HDRing animals is fairly challenging.

Look, a pair of lorikeets, which my be more exciting than a lorry of parakeets.

Cast Shadows