Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Old Trunk

This morning I spent a couple of hours teaching another DSLR 101 Workshop. We decided to do it at one of my favorite places to shoot in the valley that being Goldfield Ghost Town out in Apache Junction on the way to Canyon Lake.

One of the reasons I like it there is because there is so much stuff everywhere you look...Old engines and cars, signs, machinery it just goes on and on.

I shot this in color but then decided to give it a old black and white look.

Saturday, September 18, 2010


Here is the newest addition to our family, little Josee. She is a rambunctious little thing and has teeth like needles and likes to use them.

I shot this with my new Sigma 18-200 OS image stabilization lens $370 that I got a few days ago. I love my Nikon 18-200 VR lens but couldn't justify spending another $760 for the lens on my secondary camera.

I am still giving the Sigma a workout and so far it has worked well at half the price but I will put it through more tests tomorrow before I give it a thumbs up.

Monday, September 13, 2010


I was just out messing around today wishing it still wasn't 100 degrees out when I came across this little guy. It was about the only thing out in this 100 degree weather besides me. I guess we were both hoping for the same thing, that is that summer would finish up here and go away. Unfortunately we are still about a month away from cooler days.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Beatriz 2

Here is another shot of Beatriz from last weeks shoot posing with a background drape and I am shooting this with my new Nikon D700 camera.

I was impressed with the D700 over my D300s when it came to low light shooting. The full frame sensor is better adapted to low light conditions and showed it well.

Another thing I really like about my D700 is that it's built with the same magnesium frame as my D300s and has many of the same controls and functions so I felt right at home.