Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Moving to WordPress Officially

I have moved my blog to WordPress now... You can get to it HERE. Please update your links, bookmarks, etc!!! Thanks!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009


I shot a series of pet portraits for a friend of mine who wanted them to give to someone as a Christmas present. The owner of the french bulldog is a drummer, so several of the images were musician inspired. It was a lot of fun and I think it turned out very well! You can see a few more from the shoot HERE.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas Wreck on I-85N

This was taken on Christmas Day on I-85N at exit 61. Lauren and I were leaving her mom's house where we spent Christmas Eve night and Christmas morning and this happened right before we got on the interstate (we followed the emergency vehicles onto the interstate). I still don't know exactly what happened, but it must have been pretty severe since a helicopter was needed to take people out. It was pretty interesting seeing a helicopter land on 85 and getting to walk around 85 though!

The Holidays Are Over

I took about a month long hiatus from the blog for the holidays. I spent the majority of it out of town with friends and family. Gatlingburg, TN for a few days for the 35Atlanta Christmas Party, and California for about almost two weeks visiting Lauren's dad. The weather started out (and ended) pretty dreary and rainy, which is VERY unusual for Southern California, especially for that long. There were a few days in the middle of beautiful weather, and I had a great time!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Gregory Heisler Interview

I just got out of an interview taping with Gregory Heisler. It was very interesting, as well as inspiring to hear him speak. Mr. Heisler is an amazing portrait photographer who is also extremely humble. This was a great experience and opportunity and I am grateful I was chosen to be able to ask him a question directly! Stay tuned to the Photography Network to see it!

5th Quarter Done!

With our 5th of 8 quarters over at Gwinnett Tech, I have compiled a small video talking about what I have done over the last couple months.

Moving to WordPress??

I am seriously contemplating moving my blog to WordPress. I actually have a personal blog there (that was completely neglected due to trying to keep this one maintained) and much prefer the richness of it. I like the interface and the possibilities it offers over Blogger, such as using a third-party hosting company with your own domain, for free. Blogger reminds me too much of MySpace or other non-professional social networking websites.. And it seems to be rather buggy. With that said, I will probably try to transfer everything from here to a free WordPress blog account, with the hopes of making that my own domain in the near future. I will of course notify everyone of the change here, and if anyone knows how (or if there is even a way) to have this page automatically redirect to the new blog, that would be fantastic!

Get Me Out of GA

With classes coming to an end for the rest of the year, it is time to travel! Lauren and I will be headed up to Gatlinburg this Friday afternoon along with several of the 35 Atlanta staff for the company Christmas party. This should be a great weekend to relax, have fun, and get to know my co-workers! We will get back Sunday evening, and then Lauren and I will be flying to Huntingbeach, CA and LA to hang out for the week and spend some time with her family. I took this picture the last time we were in California at Torrey Pines. I can't wait to get back out there!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gregory Heisler at Gwinnett Tech

The Photography Network is hosting an interview with photographer Gregory Heisler tomorrow afternoon at Gwinnett Tech. Our school was recommended by Denis Reggie and he has expressed his desire to host many more events like this using our facilities in the future. This is a very exciting opportunity and I am excited about getting to be a part of it, not to mention getting to sit front row to see it!

Photoshop Actions

If you've never used actions in Photoshop, you are missing a very unique and efficient tool that can save you a lot of time. I had to do some simple resizing and jpeg conversion work to about 100 images this afternoon and I made a couple actions to speed up the process. The video above is one I found on YouTube that does a fairly decent job of explaining how to make a simple action.