Monday, September 29, 2008

Malik the Guardian

Follows me around like a shadow, most annoying creature I've ever lived with.

(I did not name him)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Omaha Fight Club

OFC amateur mixed martial arts at Chez Paree in Carter Lake, IA.

P.S. Check out Matt Buxton's multimedia on a different MMA fight.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Eric and Emily

Helped shoot a wedding with Greg and, as much as I love editorial work, this wedding was a lot of fun. I'm already looking forward to another one. I cannot thank Greg or the happy couple enough for a chance to tag along, but I can always try: thank you.

Check out Greg's site for a lot better shots, including one of yours truly. You know where to find it, and for those who don't:

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Rodeo help

My new year's resolution might be to be less hard on myself. But until then...

There's something wrong with each of these images, that you can all see. However, I feel a rodeo image belongs in my portfolio and these were my three favorites. So, vote for your favorite, give feedback, criticize until you're blue in the face. It would help me out a lot. Do any of these belong in my portfolio anyway?


Saturday, September 6, 2008

Gameday Outtakes

Some new stuff.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Portfolio Outtake #2

I'm going to let you all in on a little secret: I have little to no valuable sports action photographs for my portfolio. I shoot it all the time and I enjoy shooting it, but for most sports action there needs to be an element of the unusual in it. Some that immediately comes to mind is Alyssa Schukar's photograph of a volleyball player getting hit in the head with a ball or Teresa Prince's of a Texas Tech runner with the reflection of the track in her sunglasses (you know where the links are, don't play dumb).

There are two reasons none of the above photographs work in my mind:
1. This is the rodeo. People do stupid things on giant animals all day long. Which is to say, this sort of thing happens all the time.
2. I cropped half of this nutcake's head off on the first image, my favorite of the set.

Monday, September 1, 2008

I hate this time of year because...

1. School has started.
2. As I go through images for portfolios and the CPOY contest, all I see is what I did wrong. (Above: blew out the sky to get their faces and it doesn't look good, cut off too much of their bodies, left a little bit of a stadium light behind the girl in the middle, left a little bit of another girl behind the girl in the middle, no emotion, no sense of what's going on, etc.)

These next few days, those who haven't had enough of my whining about how I wish I was more talented in person can check out this blog to see images that will not be going into my portfolio, and more griping about how I should probably just take school pictures the rest of my life.