Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Zoo

The first date Tammy and I went on was at the Fort Worth zoo in Texas. It has been a little over four years and today we decided to go to a small zoo in Bridgeport, CT. There were some great owls in a barn there, but the only thing I took a photo of was a Bison. I wish I took a photo of something more useful, somewhere besides a zoo, but this is all I got for now. I am starting my project with a race company tomorrow, so hopefully lots of great photos to come shortly.

Monday, January 25, 2010

New Good Lens

So I got a new lens about a month ago. It was a piece of garbage, nothing was sharp, and the range was huge (24-120mm). So I traded it in and got a different lens with less of a range but is much sharper and much better. I played around with it a little today, here are some of the results.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sick at home

So I can't really move. I am feelin pretty sick, but don't want to watch tv because my eyes are starting to hurt. I put Simba on my chest to help get rid of the chills and had an idea. Look at that handsome guy behind the camera!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Simba at the lake

Bored not board around the house. Decided to set this one up. It isn't bad for 15 minutes of work. If I spent 30 it would have been flawless maybe another cold day or another day I am sick I will spend 30.

Friday, January 15, 2010


So I got my sensor cleaned today. I actually found a place in westchester that will do it and won't send it to Manhattan and charge me a phenomenal amount of money. I saw this awesome sign on the way there but an accident right next to it prevented me from stopping. So when I picked up the camera later I took the shoot. I really like these old signs. I should have framed it better so I could have dropped somebody in there now that I think about it.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


So I am finally starting to use my lighting. I thought to work on some portraits for my new website which should be ready in a few months, I will shoot the local hockey team. My first shot was in the studio I have. Greg (the guy that gave me my own studio), his son plays hockey so I had his son come and patiently stand in front of my lights while I shot away. I am putting up this shot, the first shot in my studio, of something besides the studio.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Lens

So I miss the days of photographing birds in Texas. Unfortunately it isn't 75 out, but there still are some birds around, mostly water fowl. I got a new lens for really cheap. I used to have a great 100-400 Canon L lens, but sold it when I switched to Nikon. I found a 420 - 800 that comes with a 2x extension tube to turn it into a 840 - 1600. It was less than 200 but is just for fun on the weekends so I don't need a professional lens. If I don't blow them up the pictures are alright. At anything over 50% there is no area in focus at all though. But here is one of the first shots I took. This seagull kept slipping on the ice and couldn't land or take off.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Busy and Lazy

So no new pic today. I haven't been updating nearly as much as I should. I have been really busy and a little lazy. It is really cold out and hard to get myself to go find something to take a photo of, plus I have been working non-stop. Ordered a crappy but very powerful lens so I should be able to take some bird photos again on free time and hopefully start putting a lot more up. I also got the gig to hang out with the high end race car company for as long as I want (minimum one month) and photograph everything they do. The first race I am going to go to is the first weekend in March and will be in Florida. Hooray warm weather.