Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

365 Day 20-22: Just Post It Already

365 Day 20-22: Just Post It Already

Ok this is a cheat post. I’m a little behind because of last minute busy work prepping for our quick family trip to the Great White North. This post will have three images, and it titled as such in homage to that person who said it. (I told you I’d use it!) D300s || Nikkor [...]


365 Day 18: Last Concert

365 Day 18: Last Concert

Sammy’s last orchestra concert for the year, she come a long way! She is very much enjoying playing the strings and will likely be taking acoustic guitar lessons this year to further her learning. Any reccommendations for schools? D300s || Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 G || 1 /100s @ f/2.2 ISO 800 || Capture NX2 [...]


365 Day 17: Real Beauty

365 Day 17: Real Beauty

Took this shot on my iPhone- at this time, while other parts of the Southern US are getting ravaged by storms and tornados, we are treated to this. One of the many beauties of life; a vibrant sunset. I used Camera+ with the Clarity and Vibrant filters


365 Day 16: Juss One of Them Days

365 Day 16: Juss One of Them Days

Finally caught up on this project. It’s such a gloomy day today; dark, wet, and rainy- a recipe for laziness. I’m out on lunch with the wifey, a welcome change from my cubicle and the gloomy mood. Can I just go back to bed? Normally I’m a huge fan of quiet storms and the calmness [...]


365 Day 15: AJ’s Shirt of the Day

365 Day 15: AJ's Shirt of the Day

My son Atraiu was wearing this old school Run DMC shirt. Made me happy to see him wearin it after a long day of work yesterday. I took this shot exclusively with Instagram for the iPhone, I used the Gotham filter.


365 Day 13: Late Night Bubbly

365 Day 13: Late Night Bubbly

This post is a couple days late, and I’m putting out this disclaimer that this shot was taken the same night of Day 12. I couldnt resist it was a fun shot! This shot was taken just before midnight. The kids were all up hanging out late with their cousins, willfully and blatantly dismissing their [...]


365 Day 7: 12 Weeks 1 Day

365 Day 7: 12 Weeks 1 Day

One of  many surprises that life has thrown at me. Can’t believe its been 12 weeks already. This shot was lit with window light camera left. Converted to JPEG with Capture NX2, exported with Adobe LR2. D300s || Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G || 1 /80s @ f/2 ISO 200 +2.0EV || Capture NX2 + Adobe [...]


365 Day 3: The Magnolia Tree

365 Day 3: The Magnolia Tree

I see this magnolia tree on the way to work everyday. Its been flowering for about a week now and most of the flowers are beginning to fade. The spent flowers strewn across the entire length of the owner’s driveway caught my eye, so I pulled over to snap a quickie with my iPhone4 Image [...]


365 Day 2: The Little Things

365 Day 2: The Little Things

Macro Photography is one of my favorite types of photography. The ability to see things on a much smaller scale is an experience that never ceases to amaze me. Simply stated, Macro Photography is close-up photography, usually of very small objects. Imagine looking at an image of a tiny spider so clear and close-up, that [...]


Define [suhk-ses]

Short post today. I found this video off stillmotion which includes some of my favorite photographers. For any of you looking to get inspired, each of these talented people will inspire you in their own way. Get to know their stories, and see how you can use the experiences of their journey to help you find [...]


Bulletproof: Aryll + Andrew

Bulletproof: Aryll + Andrew

Ask her, and their story started on the first day of high school. He says, it started in their junior year- the night after a fashion show benefit. According to Andrew, it was the same as many high school hook-ups. A friend of a friend said their friend likes you. So, you go scope out [...]


2010 Madison Hip Hop Awards

2010 Madison Hip Hop Awards

November 5th, 2010 marked the date of first annual Madison Hip Hop Awards. For a Hip Hop community who has had many trials and tribulations over the years, this was a momentous occasion. In front of a crowd of about 300 people, movers and shakers in Madison’s diverse Hip Hop industry came to accept awards, and [...]


Jamie + Kevin: Olbrich Gardens Wedding

Jamie + Kevin: Olbrich Gardens Wedding

The morning started out cloudy and gloomy, but by the afternoon, the clouds broke and the sky cleared. So what began as a somber start to the day, turned into a beautiful sunny afternoon; perfect weather for an outdoor garden wedding! Olbrich Gardens is a popular venue for weddings on Madison’s East Side. Maybe it’s the lush 16 [...]


three . six . five [32] The Barrymore

three . six . five [32] The Barrymore

If you go to shows in Madison you’ve likely found yourself at the Barrymore Theatre at one point or another. This historical Madison venue was called “the Eastwood” from 1920′s  to the 1980′s when it was rescued, refurbished and renamed. Over the century, the Barrymore has hosted everything from music and movies, to parties and puppetshows, and [...]


three . six . five [29] Skelly’s Farm

three . six . five [29] Skelly’s Farm

Last night I decided that I would “disconnect” myself for the weekend. This meant no social networking, no Facebook and Twitter, no email. This was incredibly hard to do, considering my iPhone 4 keeps me connected ALL THE TIME. Being the only device I carry around with me it was hard not to answer or [...]


three . six . five [22] A Love for Nature

three . six . five [22] A Love for Nature

(This post is a day late) Yesterday, I had an engagement shoot for Marcy and Kevin and they decided to bring along their two daughters Alexia and Arianna to include them in some of the photos. Ill save the details of the engagement shoot for a separate post, but I couldn’t help posting these images [...]


three . six . five [21] Fall Fun!

three . six . five [21] Fall Fun!

I spent the part of the weekend at parents place and hung out with the nephews and kids. We decided to clean up the leaves in my parents yard, it was fun putting everything in a huge pile then messing it up again! (isn’t that why we rake leaves?)  The kids had a great time, [...]


three . six . five [20] Bulletproof: Part II

three . six . five [20] Bulletproof: Part II

Went around Madison doing taking some more shots and footage for my sisters ‘Bulletproof’ project. I still don’t have too many details about this, but so far it seems to be for a vow renewal ceremony she is planning for later in the year.  The theme is “Bulletproof”. My younger brother primarily shot footage, but I was [...]


Jill + Ashton: Scatz Nightclub Wedding

Jill + Ashton: Scatz Nightclub Wedding

This past summer I was given the opportunity to photograph a 2-day wedding for a close friend. The first day, a traditional Laotian Ceremony called a “Su-Kwan” was held, I blogged about it here. It was an intimate and spiritual gathering and it was nice to experience something different. On the second day, a more [...]


three . six . five [19] CapTel Changes Lives

three . six . five [19] CapTel Changes Lives

For the past several years I’ve worked with Ultratec, Inc. They are a manufacturer of specially designed telephones for the deaf and hard of hearing. Their sister company, CapTel, Inc. provides the service for these special phones. The CapTel phone is designed to receive real time captions of a conversation, enabling the CapTel user to see and [...]


three . six . five [018] Scawee Face

three . six . five [018] Scawee Face

In the spirit of Haloween, I photoshopped my eldest daughter Camiya into a Samara look-alike. My son Atraiu saw the image and says “I want a ‘scawee’ face too!” I couldnt resist! (Samara is the cutie from the horror movie “The Ring”) This was a little more challenging as my son is to darn cute [...]


three . six . five [017] Shooting for the Stars

three . six . five [017] Shooting for the Stars

Yes, I’ve been putting up posting the past couple of days, and I feel REALLY guilty. But, I have been keeping busy shooting for both this project (and others!) as well as finishing some images from the last wedding. Hopefully over the next couple of days I’ll be ready to share some of the things I’m [...]


three . six . five [015] Bulletproof

three . six . five [015] Bulletproof

I am working with my sister on one of her evil genius plans (projects), this one is called “Bulletproof“. I don’t have a lot of details about the project yet, but I will be sure to update as I get more information. Today we shot at Garver’s Feed Mill, a long abandoned building in Madison, WI. The [...]


three . six . five [014] A Spark

three . six . five [014] A Spark

Sometimes all it takes is a little spark. Mind you, there is usually a catalyst and other factors involved that help generate the spark, but from that little spark can come a raging fire. With art, it typically all starts with one little idea- an inkling. Sometimes even, it comes from a  little bit of [...]