Monday, December 28, 2009

Photography Workshops of Arizona

One of the things I enjoy most about photography is teaching others how they can improve their own photography.

Photography Workshops of Arizona or PWAZ has had a great year and I have had some fantastic students throughout this year.

One of the things that I enjoy from these workshops is seeing the students filled with so much enthusiasm to learn as much as they can about photography.

My approach is direct and simple trying not to over complicate things but just to give my students tools that they can use right away. I remember one of my students telling me that she learned more in my two hour DSLR 101 class than she did in her eight week course at the local community college. That's what its all about.

As we wind down this year and look forward to 2010 I can not help but to be thankful for all the great people who I have met this past year and can only hope that next year will bring more of the same.

Be safe and hit the ground running in 2010!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mr Lee Lee

The great thing about having pets is that when you get bored you have someone or something to pester.

After a week of dealing with a cold and being cooped up a little to much I decided to break out the 70-200 2.8 lens and chase the cats around the yard for awhile.

Mr Lee Lee here is one of our four cats and as you can see he is a Siamese and is just about the color of our dirt which he loves to roll around in when he gets the chance.

A cats life. Not so bad.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Salt River Canyon

One of the things I love to do is ride motorcycles. On a trip to a motorcycle rally in northern Arizona I rode through the Salt River Canyon. I told myself on the way back I was going to stop and take a few pictures.

It had rained the night before my return back to Chandler and the sky was still filled with these powerful clouds overshadowing the canyon below. It was a awesome sight and a great ride if you ever find yourself heading that way.