Sunday, January 25, 2009

Wendy had to work all day Saturday, and it was one of those days that I could not stand the thought of studying anymore. We've been having a lot of unseasonably wet weather for this time of year and as a result I've been kind of intrigued with how light reflects off of water. I spent the afternoon in Salt Lake trying to capture some of the water on the streets. I have to admit, shooting pictures in a busy city without really having a subject is a lot harder than I thought, especially when the rain is pouring down and I'm trying to keep my camera dry by holding it inside of my coat. I bet I looked funny...

While I was struggling to find any real subjects, and soaking myself in the process, a line of policemen rode up towards the capitol building. Shortly after them came a long line of people, also getting soaked. They were chanting their feelings about gay rights, or in this case, what they thought was the lack thereof. Not exactly the subject I went there to shoot, but the pictures turned out kind of interesting.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Winter can be cold and often dull here in Utah. It's often difficult to find subjects. I've found that the most random of subjects can often be the most interesting.

When it comes to shooting pictures of people, kids are often the perfect subjects. They rarely oppose to having snapshots taken of them, and you can very often get the most genuine expressions from these toddlers. These are a few of my favorites over the last year.

My sister Jenesee graduated from cosmetology school recently and needed to do a hair style for her graduation. This shoot is of a girl in her school that, despite her claims, seemed a natural at modeling. The location is an old abandoned building in Provo behind Seven Peaks water park. 

This is a photoshoot I did of my brother and his fiance last summer. This was my first real photoshoot. By real, I mean someone actually asked me to take pictures of them. More often than not, people get their pictures taken despite their will. Or I resort to taking pictures of non-living subjects. This is one of my favorite shoots. I haven't done any engagements or weddings since, but I would love to add more to a portfolio. If you know anyone that wants pictures, let me know.

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I'm a biology student at Brigham Young University. I'm graduating this April and plan on submitting my application to Podiatry school shortly after. When I'm not consumed with school one of my favorite things is photography. I love being able to capture the beauty of the world. Everything I do is purely for my entertainment and sanity. My wife Wendy and I have a blog at where we post pictures that have more to do with us and our life. She didn't want me to take it over with abstract photos, hence the reasoning for this blog. I hope you enjoy