One of our goals, this last year at our Great Indiana State Fair, was to capture selfies. Now, this is not talking about standing in different places around the fair and snapping cell phone pictures of oneself. No, this is capturing the 'taking of' a selfie by someone else. Now I must admit, these are somewhat set up, in that we asked the person or group to 'pretend' to be taking a selfie of themself. Some what akward at times as the response was, "Wait!.... What?" Morgan, of
I was brought closer to diving, a few years ago, by a young diver named Lacey Houser. Lacey brought me in to the world of diving, beginning with educating me on what transpires when a diver leaves a 10 meter platform. Lacey then opened the door for my camera's lens to capture images of these amazing athletes. A challenging picture to capture I might add. Their bodies move very very quickly as they achieve every movement required in each specific dive. I have learned a lot fro
There are things happening out in the woods that we all know about. Different animals, birds, flying insects, and all kinds of things live their daily lives out there. Some are noisy. Take a cricket for instance. You know they are out there. But what about something so quiet you don't realize you are standing right next to them. In this rare image, at least for me, you will see what I mean.
As we were capturing all the wonderful scenes and segments at our Great Indiana State Fair last summer, which you can view and watch here, I told Morgan, I would like to capture someone with a mouth full of great fair food. We got some that were close, but on the last day of the fair I decided to shoot the scene starring, that's right, me. And yes, I was working the camera AND starring/eating. Fun, fun, memories.
On an image like this, there is some explaining to do. I must say, I really love this shot. Now, to explain. I did not tell Morgan of Morgan's Touch At The Indiana State Fair to climb that historic structure located inside the newly renovated Indiana State Fair Coliseum. No,no. She said to me, as I was shooting images of her, "How about I climb up there for a picture?" Sure Morgan! Morgan is full of wonderful energy and I simply love working alongside of her. You just never k
Yes, sometimes my imagination takes over when I am with my camera out in nature. Of course it is very easy to imagine images out in nature because they are right in front of us. I love to get my camera down low with the ground to see and capture some of these amazing wonders. The sun, the sky color, can all have an effect in the beauty right before us.
Something that I strive for, and that really moves me, is to capture a moment. These moments in images seem so meaningful to me. It is our everyday. It is our weekends. It is our fun, our joy, our passions. To stop one of these moments in an image, as I look at it, sometimes brings tears to my eyes. Every second, every minute, every moment is so important once you stand back and stare at fraction of a second.
Out in the woods, sometimes I just see things that make me ask, "What is it?" It is not as though I need an answer, but looking at some of these things just simply intrigues me. Of course I want to capture the images. Many of these images are quite beautiful. The colors sometimes amaze me.
Looking for a great location to capture an image of the sunrise can be a challenge here in the midwest. Out here in the farm country though, with time, you can locate just the right spot. I found in my search for a horizon, there always seemed to be a woods/tree line blocking that perfect edge I wanted. But my favorite spot seems to me to have just the right ingrediants. The single tree in the far distance gives me just the right perspective. I always show up with plenty of t