Journal Entries

I try to do or make interesting things on a regular basis. Here are some words and photos about my exploits.

Industrial client promo campaign

A while back I had lunch with a couple of my profs from grad school. Larry… or maybe it was Gary… suggested I get in touch with industries active in the Marcellus Shale exploration of ...

The iPad Portfolio Plunge (Foliobook)

This post marks the start of a different kind of entry – instead of just presenting the results of whatever project I’m working on I am going to share some of the thought process and ...

Unusual college classes, Ohio Today Magazine

Way back in November, 2011, I got an assignment from Ohio Today magazine to photograph a student pilot for their story on unusual courses at Ohio University. I’d been to the airport several times before ...

Emmett’s birthday flight

One of my friends / clients gave her son a pretty darn cool present for his 7th birthday: a short flight through the skies above Athens, Ohio. I got to ride along to document the ...

Shh…Inc. Lifestyle Shoot

One of my clients is starting a business to import handmade products (using recycled materials) from Panama. We’re just getting started with the product and lifestyle imagery for the website. Here’s a sneak preview from ...

Easter

Easter candy at Kroger. I love how even Big League Chew gets in on the season.  :-|   ...

Hocking Hills Weekend

After spending an entire day inside waiting on thunderstorms that never materialized I decided Sunday would be a good day to get out for a walk in the Hocking Hills. It rained very briefly in ...

KA-23A Aerial Recon Camera

Of course I thought David Burnett was pretty cool for putting a big aerial reconnaissance camera lens on his Speed Graphic, so once I got into larger format cameras, eBay, and freelancing-in-southern-Ohio style time on ...

More toys for the gear geek

I’ve been looking at a lot of portraiture lately and noticing that much of what I like was shot on a 4×5 camera. It inspired me to work more with my 4×5 view camera, for ...

Cyanotypes

A couple of months ago I was shopping in a Hobby Lobby for supplies to make my photography portfolio when I came across a package of Sunart paper. I clearly remember having those blueish sheets ...

Fun with spray paint

A while ago I got the urge to spray paint everything in my sent the same color and make some photographs, just playing with the shapes, colors, and shadows. I made a set with cupcakes ...

Focusing on scuba diving cupcakes

A recent speaker was giving a talk about SEO and how important blogs are to improving it. Made me think “I wonder if my blog shows up in search results at all (i.e., is it ...