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It’s summertime and I am enjoying having the first one of these off since I started wedding documentary in 2001.  A bit of travel, a bit of free time and the freedom to schedule nothing …

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Summer 2014 Update
Tue, 22/07/14 – 19:36 | Comments Off

It’s summertime and I am enjoying having the first one of these off since I started wedding documentary in 2001.  A bit of travel, a bit of free time and the freedom to schedule nothing in particular on the weekend is something I learned not to take for granted when I was working to document weddings.  So, what’s next?

  • I have been working full time in the IT industry since 2011 and find myself gearing up to make a big push in the coming months to complete my degree, get my CCNA, Linux+ and OSCP certifications.  Over the past few years I have been on-again and off-again pursuing a degree in Network Security and hope to eventually work as a Network Penetration Tester and Security Professional.  Working full time in the IT industry and wrapping up school the next couple of semesters is pretty much going to rule out a lot of activity on my other endeavors (i.e., photography and music).  It’s actually something I am really excited about and I look forward to what’s ahead!
  • Though I have had a great time reconnecting with electronic dance music I pulled way back on my plans to produce weekly sessions once I realized that, frankly, nobody was listening.  Nobody, except me.  I’m not terribly discouraged as my primary motivation for making these is so that I have something to listen to in the car.  Would it have been more fun if more of my friends had checked the mixes out?  Sure, of course.  But I still need fresh tracks to listen to as I come and go from work so I figure I will continue to create new mixsets on a quarterly basis.  I like the four “show” formats and am going to continue to explore new sounds as time permits.  I will also create an occasional vintage set for the old school Shockwaves Radio (KTXT-FM) crowd.
  • On photography:  I have been slowly working through some film and am soon to send a batch of it off for processing.  All of it is personal work but I plan to share some of my favorites here sometime late August or early September.  I am still taking time away from the camera and trust that this is a natural rest that many photographers go through during their career.  I don’t want to offer my services again until I feel that special “something” that clients deserve to have in their photographer.  A lot of this goes back to my focus on my IT-related endeavors.
  • On weddings: I haven’t been completely disengaged from shooting this year.  By the time the season wraps up I believe I will have assisted my friend Rick Jennisch on a half a dozen weddings.  I like working with Rick and helping him has allowed me to not get too far away from a profession that was once my full time passion.
  • On writing:  I’m working on some things and will share more about what I’m working on as I get further along.
Mixset: Minimal Nocturnal for May 2014
Thu, 22/05/14 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Mixset: Minimal Nocturnal for May 2014

Minimal Nocturnal : May 2014 by Channel Electronic on Mixcloud

Mixset: Late Night Rendezvous for May 2014
Wed, 14/05/14 – 21:48 | Comments Off
Mixset: Late Night Rendezvous for May 2014

Late Night Rendezvous : May 2014 by Channel Electronic on Mixcloud

Mixset: Loop Elevated for May 2014
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Mixset: Loop Elevated for May 2014

Loop Elevated : May 2014 by Channel Electronic on Mixcloud

Mixset: The Premiere Program for May 2014
Thu, 1/05/14 – 22:27 | Comments Off
Mixset: The Premiere Program for May 2014

The Premiere Program : May 2014 by Channel Electronic on Mixcloud

Spring 2014: Change of Direction
Thu, 10/04/14 – 19:18 | Comments Off
Spring 2014: Change of Direction

I created this photo around a year ago when I found myself getting serious about jumping back into the world of electronic music.  It’s a world that I actively left behind around 15 years ago …

Streaming Set: 19 July 2013
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Streaming Set: 19 July 2013

Shockwaves Radio – Jeff Wros – 071913 by Jeff Wros on Mixcloud

Streaming Set: 05 July 2013
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Streaming Set: 05 July 2013

Shockwaves Radio – Jeff Wros – 070513 by Jeff Wros on Mixcloud

Streaming Set: 31 May 2013
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Streaming Set: 31 May 2013

Shockwaves Radio – Jeff Wros – 053113 by Jeff Wros on Mixcloud

Classic Set: 24 May 2013
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Classic Set: 24 May 2013

Shockwaves Radio – Jeff Wros – 052413 by Jeff Wros on Mixcloud

Streaming Set: 17 May 2013
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Streaming Set: 17 May 2013

Shockwaves Radio – Jeff Wros – 051713 by Jeff Wros on Mixcloud

Streaming Set: 10 May 2013
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Streaming Set: 10 May 2013

Shockwaves Radio – Jeff Wros – 051013 by Jeff Wros on Mixcloud

Streaming Set: 03 May 2013
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Streaming Set: 03 May 2013

Shockwaves Radio – Jeff Wros – 050313 by Jeff Wros on Mixcloud

Shockwaves Radio: 28 Mar 2014
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Shockwaves Radio: 28 Mar 2014

Shockwaves Radio – 032814 – Jeff Wros – DJ Piccadilly by Jeff Wros on Mixcloud

DJ Set: 27 Mar 2014
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DJ Set: 27 Mar 2014

The Thursday Tester 032714 by Jeff Wros on Mixcloud

Shockwaves Radio Mix
Sun, 23/03/14 – 3:35 | Comments Off
Shockwaves Radio Mix

Shockwaves Radio – 032314 – Jeff Wros – DJ Piccadilly by Jeff Wros on Mixcloud

Getting ready for a summer series and I thought I’d share a practice session with you! Thanks for visiting and …

Me at ORD
Tue, 25/02/14 – 0:11 | Comments Off
Me at ORD

I have been exploring my catalog as I prepare for the 2014 season and ran across an image that I wanted to share.  I created this photograph in 2008 while waiting to catch a flight …

Pre Wedding Bowl
Sat, 30/06/12 – 23:27 | Comments Off
Pre Wedding Bowl

Film photograph created at the bowling alley at the Outing Club in Davenport.  In this photo the groom takes the edge off with his groomsmen, above, and a few frames of bowling with one of …

Portland Cello Project: HD Slideshow
Tue, 1/05/12 – 0:00 | Comments Off
Portland Cello Project: HD Slideshow

I am planning to make the trip to Madison, Wisconsin on May 3rd to catch Portland Cello Project and would love to invite you to come along!  Before the show, I thought I would share …

Melissa & Casey: HD Slideshow
Sun, 8/04/12 – 16:53 | Comments Off
Melissa & Casey: HD Slideshow

Again, I had a great time a couple of weeks ago with Melissa & Casey in Davenport!  I included some of the images from the previous post and added a few new ones to the …

Quad Cities Wedding Photography: Melissa & Casey
Sat, 24/03/12 – 22:34 | Comments Off
Quad Cities Wedding Photography: Melissa & Casey

Today was a fantastic start to the 2012 wedding season in the Quad Cities as I joined fellow photographer, Jesse Inskeep, for a day of team coverage at Renwick Mansion in Davenport, Iowa. Congratulations to …

Wedding Preview: R+D
Wed, 22/02/12 – 0:01 | Comments Off
Wedding Preview: R+D

I’m working on narrowing down selections for the next wedding feature I will be posting later this week!  Over the course of the next few months I will be adding selections from weddings I photographed …

Sparklers: The New Speedlight
Fri, 17/02/12 – 12:11 | Comments Off
Sparklers: The New Speedlight

Available light photography at a Des Moines, Iowa, reception.  This is the third time I found myself on-location photographing for this particular family!  I’ve got some of the best clients around!  Anyway, the nighttime turned …

Iowa City Wedding Photography: Beth & Matt
Wed, 15/02/12 – 11:07 | Comments Off
Iowa City Wedding Photography: Beth & Matt

Beth & Matt were one of my wonderful Iowa City couples who were a lot of fun to be around!  I met them to photograph what would otherwise be called their “engagement session” just a …

Quad Cities Wedding Photography: Sara & Dan
Mon, 13/02/12 – 10:17 | Comments Off
Quad Cities Wedding Photography: Sara & Dan

Before I begin a new season of wedding photography I always like to take a look back at the previous year’s work that I have created.  When I review my work it typically has been …

Candid Portrait at a Wedding
Sun, 5/02/12 – 9:36 | Comments Off
Candid Portrait at a Wedding

While we waited for the DJ to start the grand entrance I had a bit of fun with the fisheye lens to create an impromptu portrait of the guys.

Bowling for Groomsmen
Thu, 2/02/12 – 13:11 | Comments Off
Bowling for Groomsmen

The title of this post pretty much sums up the image.  This was the first time I went inside of the Outing Club’s bowling alley.  In fact, it was the first time I was made …

Quad Cities Wedding Photography
Sat, 28/01/12 – 16:13 | Comments Off
Quad Cities Wedding Photography

The 2012 Midwest wedding season is underway here in the Quad Cities and I would like to thank you for visiting the blog site!  It has been a busy early spring getting this year’s selection …

POTD: Smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em
Thu, 17/11/11 – 20:55 | Comments Off
POTD: Smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em

Yesterday’s photo reminded me of this, rather different, variation of the front-of-the-church photograph.

POTD: Classic Shot
Wed, 16/11/11 – 11:04 | Comments Off
POTD: Classic Shot

One of the projects I am working on today is Elizabeth & Andy’s Davenport, Iowa wedding.  Aside from including a wonderful wedding couple this photo was one of my favorites from the day because of …

POTD: You May Now…
Tue, 15/11/11 – 21:57 | Comments Off
POTD: You May Now…

I had a great time with Veronica & Paul at their wedding in Rock Island!  Special thanks goes out to their family & friends for their hospitality!  Also, a special special thanks goes to Tracy …