February 28, 2013

One Eagle, Multiple Poses

While I liked all of these image individually, I thought they might work well together.  Turns out I was right!
This is actually the same eagle as he flew towards and then over me.  It's a pretty amazing experience to be able to watch these guys so up close and personal.

(If you click on the image, you can see a bigger version)

February 25, 2013

A Few Eagles

Over the last couple of weeks, I've had several opportunities to spend some time out at Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area hanging out with the Bald Eagles.  I've still got a pile of images to work through, but I thought it was about time to get some images posted.

February 23, 2013

MarketStar 25th - Time Lapse

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to photograph the MarketStar 25th Anniversary Celebration.  In addition to shooting the event, I thought it would be a good opportunity to do a time lapse project.  It turned out to be a fantastic learning opportunity.  Normally, when I've worked on a project, I've had some flexibility on how long it takes me to capture the various sequences that make up the final project.  In this situation, I didn't have that luxury.  I had a very specific time frame to capture the material that I needed.  Instead of using one or two cameras and moving them around, I had to use multiple cameras, set to capture as much of the event as possible.  Turns out, with the help of a couple of camera operators (thanks, Dave, Chris, and Cory), I ended up with a total of 7 cameras being used to capture images.  The cameras were placed in all sorts of places, including one in a window on the 6th floor of the MarketStar building, one in the projection booth in the theater, and one suspended 30 feet in the air above the stage.  All together, we captured over 17,000 still images and about 45 minutes of video.  It was a lot of fun coordinating and producing this project.  Overall, I'd say it was a success and I'm pleased with the results.  Now, I just need to find more opportunities to do this again.

As always, for best results, click HERE and watch the video in HD.

February 22, 2013


What's a diptych, you ask?  It's when you use two images to tell a stronger story.

February 20, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

I thought I'd post a sneak peek from a recent outing to Farmington Bay.  I've got a pile of good images from the other morning, but they've got to wait a few more days before I can get to them.  The second image is from the other nigh.  Again, some great images to work on, but they've got to wait.  It's been a busy couple of weeks for me and I've got some work to finish up before I can spend time on these other projects.  I've got to finish up some wedding images, a family portrait shoot, and I've got to get prints ready for a show coming up in March.  It's good to be busy, right?

February 19, 2013

Three In A Row

Well, actually, it's the same duck but I thought the images worked well together.

February 17, 2013

Farmington Bay

The other day, I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes at Farmington Bay.  My goal was to shoot some Bald Eagles as my previous attempts this season haven't been too successful.  Even though there wasn't a lot of close eagle action, overall, this trip was better.  

February 13, 2013

25th Anniversary Celebration

Last week, I had the opportunity to volunteer my photography services for the 25th Anniversary Celebration for MarketStar.  MarketStar happens to be where I've been gainfully employed for the past several years.  It was a lot of fun shooting the event.  Here's a few of the images.


February 6, 2013

Utah Jazz

The other night, my wife and I had the opportunity to go the Utah Jazz game.  Now, I'm not a big sports fan, and I don't put a lot of effort into following the Jazz, but when I'm offered tickets to the game, I'm always glad to go.  Especially when the seats are on the sixth row.  It was a great game, the Jazz played well and pulled off the win in overtime.  It also gave me a chance to work on my action photography, something I do very little of.  I wanted to be somewhat inconspicuous, so I brought along the 5D III and the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO lens.  I was concerned that the glass was a bit slow, but the high ISO performance of the 5D III more than made up for it.  I was able to shoot at ISO 3200-4000 and still kept my shutter at 1/500 sec to stop the action.  I think my biggest struggle was getting into the rhythm of anticipating the action.  It was a fun night and I came home with a lot of images, most of which weren't worth saving :o)