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A look back at 2013

So now is the time to reflect back (or at least that’s what Facebook is telling me). Rather than offer up a complete retrospective on all the events…
15% off sale through December 31st!

Christmas sale through December 31st!

All prints are 15% off through the end of the month! Get those last-minute gifts now before the Christmas sale ends! Use promo code DEC2013 when checking out…
To have and to behold

To have and to behold

For our first year anniversary, my wife took me out for a picnic and to take photos at the Spirit Ranch here in Lubbock. Though it’s located mere…
Brought forth in the thaw

Brought forth by the thaw

Somewhere between falling asleep and waking up, idea nuggets were dropped into my brain. There are a lot of things going on in and around my life right…
Experimenting with double exposure portraits.

Photography as art

Lately, I’ve been pondering my photography and what I want out of photography as art. This is prompted mostly by the ever-expanding Lightroom catalog (it’s just eating away…
Hobbes sleeping in his favorite tree

Calvin & Hobbes Nursery Painting

First thing’s first: I know you’re probably thinking, “Yeah, yeah, another Calvin & Hobbes nursery painting,” but I really wanted to try my hand at it. It took…
My completed Lord Bodner's octopus triptych.

Lord Bodner’s Octopus Triptych

UPDATE: I’ve had a few requests for the vector file I used to create my print, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. So unlike me… Anyway, I’ve taken…
New SmugMug gallery view!

New SmugMug site unveiled!

Hooray, SmugMug finally updated their website with some spectacular new layouts on the front end and much more easily navigable back end. I joined SmugMug a little over…

Tribute to Richard Matheson

I became aware of Richard Matheson’s work as a child, mainly through my dad’s love of The Incredible Shrinking Man and the Twilight Zone. It wasn’t until much…
Queen Mary panoramic

Queen Mary panoramic gets Explored on Flickr

The Queen Mary panoramic gets Explored on Flickr!!! Woohoo! (if you have no idea what that means, read on…) I learned a lot yesterday. If you think that…
When you and I were young

When you and I were young

First of all, happy early birthday, Red. Sorry I can’t be there (*sad face*). That being said, I’ve got a special present for you! It started a few…
Clamshell portrait best of

Clamshell portrait

I recently read in a magazine about a lighting setup called the “clamshell” where the subject is lit from the front by two softboxes (one larger one up…
Image Capture app in Max OSX

Lightroom tethering for the D600! (finally… and sorta)

Okay, so there’s still no native tethering in Lightroom for the Nikon D600 as of version 4.4, but I’m frankly sick of waiting. I’m guessing they either forgot…
Focus stacked engagement ring

Focus stacking tutorial

I recently picked up a true 1:1 macro lens, the Lester A. Dine 105mm 2.8, and have been experimenting with it endlessly. One thing I discovered about macro…
This is the world that I know

This is the world that I know

This is how I view the world. Not to say that every sunset is an explosion of red and gold, but that there is beauty all around us…
Good morning Columbus

Good morning Columbus

Yeah, I guess that’s technically where I was. Last weekend was camping with the boys out near Fayettville and Columbus, TX. A friend of a friend of a…
Butterfly at Butterflies Alive! exhibit

Butterflies Alive!

I recently had the pleasure of checking out the Butterflies Alive! exhibit at the Lubbock Science Spectrum and, while I can’t say I was blown away with the…
Shots used to compile my mirror full of faces

Behind the scenes – Mirror in the bathroom

I was very surprised at the amount of attention and praise my last work, the mirror in the bathroom, received. For something so strange and experimental, I was…
The mirror men in the bathroom

The mirror in the bathroom

Welcome to my nightmare. The mirror in the bathroom. But is it only that? You might find yourself asking, do your nightmares always involve you wearing your wife’s…
Butterflies Alive! at the Science Spectrum

Science Spectrum Butterflies Alive Exhibit

Two of my photos have been selected for use in the Lubbock Science Spectrum’s new exhibit, Butterflies Alive! Being from Houston, you start to take things like butterflies…