Just thoughts

How do you get yourself to get your camera and out and take more pictures? I seem to get into kicks where all I do for a few weeks is take my camera everywhere then one day I just stop for a month. I wish I could make it a habit to take it everywhere and shoot all the time. The number of times I’ve been somewhere or I have seen a scene I want to photograph and not had my camera is way higher than I would like.

Maybe it’s that my DSLR is to big and bulky and I need something like a Fuji x100 that’s more reasonable or I am just not disciplined enough.


Its a good idea to take your camera with you…everywhere.

This photo is one I took on my way home late one night. The road I was taking home was parallel to some train tracks. I have taken this road home almost every single time since moving to this new house about 6 months ago. Since then I have been wanting to take some photos of the graffiti on a train.
Well it was pretty late and I was really wanting to just get home and relax but I couldn’t resist stopping and trying. It was unbelievably dark and my camera can only handle about 800 ISO, anything past that and its noisy to the point where I can’t stand it. This picture is reaching that point but I have to post it.
The only lighting is from the RR crossing sign and that is hardly enough! Random-3lessnoise.JPG

Seth and Katlins engagement photos

It’s not very often I get to do a portrait session or anything like that at all. A week ago I got the pleasure to take this couples engagement photos on a 70° day in February…in the Midwest. It turned out to be the perfect day and even though I was a little rusty taking portraits (it’d been a year or two besides pictures of my 2 yo) I think they came out wonderfully! Congrats Seth and Katlin!!!

Are you married or are getting married? If so how long? What’s the secret to your healthy relationship?


“What a stereotypical small town thing to see” I thought while I took the photo of this hoop down an alley a few roads down from where I live. I love it though, it reminds me of childhood, and running around with a chill in the air that I would now call “freezing”. No matter how cliche that is I do not really care. What I would not do to go back to the time where my brother and I were playing 2 on 1 against the older neighbor kid. We would lose all the time but it was still fun. Now as an adult if  you fail or “lose” no matter how small or big it can ruin a day, week or month instead of then you just laugh at it.021717-5

Japan House in Champaign-Urbana, IL

If you live in the Champaign-Urbana area, which you probably dont, and you have never been to the Japan House you are just simply failing. The park has tons of small hills(for central Illinois), a walking bridge, a zen garden, and plenty of flowers in the warmer months. It is a fantastic place to go and relax or as I did on this day, take stupid pictures with friends. Sometimes you just have to be dumb and not care that people are glaring at you for laughing to loud or being obnoxious in public.


2001 Camaro LS1

When your best friend has a bad ass car what else are you supposed to do besides burnouts at every stop light in town? Take bad ass pictures of it of course. It is basically stock except for the fact it has a huge cam in it, an ear piercingly loud exhaust and a new transmission since the stock one couldn’t handle the power of the v8 with the huge cam. This car can boot, scoot and boogie and pull you back in the seat like you’re strapped to a damn rocket.021717-4021717-3