Photographing the Queen

Photographing the Queen

Nothing is more fun than playing with blog titles… This one does not refer to “THE QUEEN” rather my amazingly talented friend and drag queen Kari O’Knife.

End of an Era

End of an Era

I announced a month or so ago about my plans to retire from rodeo with the occasional chance of photographing hometown rodeos or local ones. It was a very hard decision to make because rodeo photography is a large part of what made me the photographer I am today.

Making Art

Making Art

So much of my craft is spent creating the work others dream of that when it comes to making images just for me that I choose to share with the world that I consider them art…

An Article of Truth

An Article of Truth

I read an article a while back called ‘10 Reasons Why Being A Photographer Sucks’ and there was a truth there I didn’t foresee when opening the article. Now yes I was……

Hometown Rodeo

Hometown Rodeo

A little Belmont County, Ohio rodeo photography from September 4, 2019….

Capturing the Dream

Capturing the Dream

It was a great privilege to be the one there and to create the images for her. Nothing better than being a part of someones dreams and capturing them….

Time for a New Direction

Time for a New Direction

I have had a thought in my head for a long, long while in regards to an area of photography that has been a huge part of my life— Rodeo Photography……

iPhone Photography Like A Pro

iPhone Photography Like A Pro

As a photographer we are expected and usually visualized as carting around a large body, bag with lens, among the tripods and flashes that help make the magic. However there is a subset that uses smaller technology or those like me who when out and about on a regular non-working day use smaller devices for fun and ease…

Amazing Moments

Amazing Moments

I think as a photographer when one thinks of amazing moments they think of the time they have stopped in a photograph…

Trip to the Good Zoo

Trip to the Good Zoo

I have been lucky to have time with both my aunt and my niece as of late between my scheduling. On a down day my aunt and I took the niece to the Good Zoo about twenty minutes from where we live.

My Niece's Birthday Surprise

My Niece's Birthday Surprise

It seems to be a right of passage for a little girl to request a pony from her parents, and admittedly the majority of said little girls never actually receive the pony…

My Photography Story

My Photography Story

It’s been nearly a decade for me now as a professional photographer, and a lot has changed from when I started. I discovered my style to be…..

Performance Photography

Performance Photography

To those who know me it is no secret I have spent the last decade as a rodeo photographer. Those long nights in rodeo pens, covered in sweat and dust is where I learned to be a better photographer in terrible light situations. It is where I learned stop action capturing, panning, artistic shots vs photojournalistic and so much more….

Pass the Torch Leadership Camp

Pass the Torch Leadership Camp

On the weekend of June 21-23rd, my talented equestrian and trick riding performer friends dream of a weekend camp to educate the next generation of equine performers became a reality. Sixteen riders ages 5-30 made their way to Belmont, OH to learn safety, technique, new tricks, and showmanship to be a performer….

Teach Them Young

Teach Them Young

…like anything in life, art, music, photography, business, or yes animal care it is time to teach her, for her to learn and put in the work to become good and capable. It isn’t overnight and it won’t be easy…. it’s time to teach them young.

Camp Photography

Camp Photography

Last weekend I helped out as a photographer for the first year of my friends Pass the Torch Leadership Camp which feature trick riding clinics designed to pass his knowledge of the equestrian thrill event of trick and roman riding to the next generation.

While I am busy working on edits from the camp my contribution was working on the marketing angle so this is something he can do again year to year.

Self Portraits or Selfies?

Self Portraits or Selfies?

As a photographer I am not prone to be up front of the camera often. But the question is when I am is for a selfie or a self portrait????

How to Travel with Photography Gear

How to Travel with Photography Gear

So traveling is expensive gear is always changing and fraught with anxiety. I should know I just got back from a trip to Alaska where my nerves were more on going through airport security than anywhere else.