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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.

To Alaska and Back

To Alaska and Back

To those who know me it is probably no surprise that I managed to make it to Alaska for a two week vacation… yes a true vacation for this photographer it is the first time in 9 years I did not pick up a contract while “on vacation” turning it into a working vacation….

A Model in Us All

 A Model in Us All

I feel there is a little model in us all. We all want to look and appear our best, to be desirable, and have the image of ourselves reflect the beauty, or masculinity within. While in my contracts and even day to day verbiage I do not refer to those I work with as a photographer as models the truth is that is how I see them during my shoots be they weddings, marketing, boudoir, or actually modeling.

Hoosier Horse Fair Attendee Perk

Hoosier Horse Fair Attendee Perk

So what you may wonder is the perk for attending the horse fair? I personally can not be there true…. but I ….

Also the release date for ‘Moments of Rodeo’ is revealed!

What are Copyrights in Regard to Photography?

What are Copyrights in Regard to Photography?

Copyright—the exclusive legal right, given to an originator or an assignee to print, publish, perform, film, or record literary, artistic, or musical material, and to authorize others to do the same.

GIVE AWAY-- GIVE AWAY-- GIVE AWAY

GIVE AWAY-- GIVE AWAY-- GIVE AWAY

So if you have been following along then you know I have been working diligently on a photo book now for about a year. It is almost release time and what better way to celebrate the release of my 156 page rodeo photo book than giving a copy away????????

Photographers Specialties

Photographers Specialties

Commonly in photography the men and women behind the camera niche. That is they select an area of preference and become an expert in it. It becomes the focus of their offerings and the subject they photograph the most.

Many new photographers will jump through many specialty areas trying to find the ones that they prefer and enjoy. Sometimes they inherently know and sometimes they are curious to try numerous areas and techniques to discover that perhaps what they thought they’d enjoy really wasn’t what they came to specialize in.

New Offering For Equestrian Clients

New Offering For Equestrian Clients

I have been batting around a new offering for my business and thinking over the clientele I service and interact with most often. Namely equestrians or performers who utilize equine companions. So I decided to develop a special package for them for their business/ performance needs.

First Rodeo vs Current Rodeo Photography

First Rodeo vs Current Rodeo Photography

I photograph a lot of rodeos, and started back in 2010 with a portrait lens, a low level DSLR and not much clue on how to really shoot action in poor, poor, so poor light.

Nearly a decade later and I can see the improvement from gear to style and ability. I don’t often like to reflect back on the old because I really was terrible but my how i have grown.

Reminiscing About Semester At Sea

Reminiscing About Semester At Sea

As a college student a dream of mine had been to study abroad. My challenge was selecting the where, which I struggled with long and hard until Semester at Sea came on my radar. It was a semester long program on a cruise ship traveling the world!

Yep, that’s right multiple countries!

My dream come true, and in Fall of 2012 I embarked on that travel adventure, I made many friends, learned a lot about myself and photography (I was a photographers assistant on-board!)

What's in my Travel Camera Pack?

What's in my Travel Camera Pack?

Over the years I have racked up a lot of international travel as well as national travel. Packing my camera equipment has become a sort of art for me, especially as my equipment has expanded and evolved with time.

Tackling the Challenge of Daily Instagram Post- Image Selection

Tackling the Challenge of Daily Instagram Post- Image Selection

For the longest time as a photographer I didn’t utilize the instagram platform… However in recent years, though admittedly late to the party, I have begun using the platform… The past nine months I have been sharing a lot of my rodeo content, from when I first started to the end of my last season images.

Another Kind of Inspiration

Another Kind of Inspiration

As a creative it is always fun to see the reactions to the things we create. Sometimes we get to witness the reactions in person and sometimes all we get are those instagram favorites, of facebook likes and reshares.