New Photography Offerings
Mon, 29/09/14 – 22:10 | Comments Off

 
Digital Photography: Weddings

 
I am pleased to announce that my hiatus is officially over and that I have joined up with my friend Rick Jennisch for the 2015 wedding season!
If you haven’t seen my work I …

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Mixset: LNR for December 2014 pt.1
Thu, 18/12/14 – 22:49 | Comments Off
Mixset: LNR for December 2014 pt.1

Late Night Rendezvous: December 2014 by Channel Electronic on Mixcloud

Mixset: Shockwaves 21
Fri, 12/12/14 – 6:36 | Comments Off
Mixset: Shockwaves 21

Shockwaves Radio – 21st Anniversary Show End by Channel Electronic on Mixcloud
This set was created to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the final episode of KTXT-FM’s Shockwaves Radio.  It contains a lot of late …

POTD: Last Leaves
Sun, 30/11/14 – 6:00 | Comments Off
POTD: Last Leaves

I have been working on creating something people can own from my annual and ongoing “Fall Project”.  This winter I am creating a few limited edition framed collages containing some of the images and items …

POTD: Master Lock Makro
Sat, 29/11/14 – 5:52 | Comments Off
POTD: Master Lock Makro

In addition to my usual love for photographing people and the events they are involved in I am having a lot of fun working to create macro or close to macro photographs.  I suspect that …

POTD: Ducky Zero keyboard
Fri, 28/11/14 – 7:02 | Comments Off
POTD: Ducky Zero keyboard

Thought I might give you something other than wedding photography today.  In honor of “Black Friday” I give you the black-est image I have recently created featuring my Ducky Zero mechanical keyboard.

POTD: Getting Ready in Woodhull
Thu, 27/11/14 – 6:30 | Comments Off
POTD: Getting Ready in Woodhull

Unscripted; the bride and her bridesmaids putting the finishing touches on the dress.

POTD: Bridesmaids during bridal portrait
Wed, 26/11/14 – 4:51 | Comments Off
POTD: Bridesmaids during bridal portrait

Another from this past Saturday as Rick was working to create a bridal portrait I found this photograph of the bridesmaids framing the bride in the image.

POTD: Me & Billy & Bride & Groom
Tue, 25/11/14 – 6:30 | Comments Off
POTD: Me & Billy & Bride & Groom

This was another from this past Saturday’s wedding coverage with Rick Jennisch.  In this scene the bride & groom were given permission to get behind the bar at “Me & Billy” (Davenport, Iowa) for a …

POTD: Garter Assistance
Mon, 24/11/14 – 6:10 | Comments Off
POTD: Garter Assistance

One from this past Saturday’s wedding that I photographed with my friend Rick Jennisch.  Bride enlists the help of one of her bridesmaids to assist with putting on her garter.  I’m used to seeing Iowa …

POTD: Engagement Session Wkd 2 of 2
Sun, 23/11/14 – 5:15 | Comments Off
POTD: Engagement Session Wkd 2 of 2

Another image from the same session featured in yesterday’s POTD post.  Great time with a fun couple in the Village of East Davenport!

POTD: Engagement Session Wkd 1 of 2
Sat, 22/11/14 – 6:12 | Comments Off
POTD: Engagement Session Wkd 1 of 2

Quad Cities engagement portrait session from 2009.  I’ll have another image from this photo shoot tomorrow.  Thanks for visiting!

POTD: Barrel House Portrait
Fri, 21/11/14 – 6:42 | Comments Off
POTD: Barrel House Portrait

One last stop before heading to the reception; a location that no longer exists behind what is now the Barrel House in Moline.  I was sad to see the emergency stairs removed but have really …

POTD: Perspectives
Thu, 20/11/14 – 7:35 | Comments Off
POTD: Perspectives

Time is sometimes a rare commodity during the course of a wedding day.  Thankfully, this couple scheduled an ample amount of time for us to go wherever they wanted and take time to enjoy their …

POTD: Rowing to the Chapel
Wed, 19/11/14 – 8:31 | Comments Off
POTD: Rowing to the Chapel

My favorite photos are ones that tell two stories.  The guys rowing were great that day and waved as they passed (not pictured) behind my wedding couple!

POTD: Reception, Dancing with the Bride
Tue, 18/11/14 – 10:18 | Comments Off
POTD: Reception, Dancing with the Bride

A touch of motion blur and the right combination of colors lead me to really enjoy this photograph.  The reception was most excellent!

POTD: Heading to Portraits
Mon, 17/11/14 – 23:18 | Comments Off
POTD: Heading to Portraits

This was a quick image I created as we headed to a spot outside of the Quad Cities Botanical Center.  It was the perfect time of day and I didn’t want to waste the light …

POTD: Father of the Groom
Sun, 16/11/14 – 2:07 | Comments Off
POTD: Father of the Groom

Weddings often tend to revolve around the bride and her experiences during her wedding day. I like to go out of my way to make photographs that show other aspects of the wedding day; part …

POTD: Product photography of Canon 10D
Sat, 15/11/14 – 5:12 | Comments Off
POTD: Product photography of Canon 10D

I made this image the same day I was working on creating product photographs of items I am planning to sell; my 10D from Canon purchased in 2003 and used for quite a few of …

POTD: Product photography of Manfrotto 3433
Fri, 14/11/14 – 6:04 | Comments Off
POTD: Product photography of Manfrotto 3433

Another one from my recent product photo session: the Bogen (Manfrotto) 3433 tripod head.  I used this during my video days and it has sat largely unused for more than a decade.  I’m working on …

POTD: Product photography of Bogen tripod
Thu, 13/11/14 – 6:51 | Comments Off
POTD: Product photography of Bogen tripod

Another example from my recent product photo session of a Bogen 3046 tripod with 3047 head attached.  By the way: as of this posting the items, above, are for sale.  Please inquire if you would …

POTD: Product photography of the Traktor F1
Wed, 12/11/14 – 5:44 | Comments Off
POTD: Product photography of the Traktor F1

I have recently started work on creating some product photos for items being prepared for sale online.  This image is of Native Instruments Traktor F1 controller.

POTD: Grocery Shopping
Tue, 11/11/14 – 6:57 | Comments Off
POTD: Grocery Shopping

I initially posted this image back in 2009 and thought it would be a fun one to bring back to the front page in 2014.  Katherine & Michael took seriously an idea I threw out …

POTD: My Dog Jack
Mon, 10/11/14 – 7:14 | Comments Off
POTD: My Dog Jack

This week begins a new focus: digital photography!  Yes, I absolutely have a thing for film but I have a lot of photos that I created, and continue to create, by way of digital cameras!
Not …

POTD: A guy named Jeff
Sun, 9/11/14 – 7:09 | Comments Off
POTD: A guy named Jeff

I believe this was taken around three years ago.  Maybe four.
I love what Fuji film does to skin but in a world where a roll of Pro 400H costs $10 it is tough to not …

POTD: In the Studio
Sat, 8/11/14 – 8:01 | Comments Off
POTD: In the Studio

I had just loaded film in the camera and saw Doug hacking the matrix during the recording session at Daytrotter studios.  He has a knack for knowing when I’m aiming the camera at him and …

POTD: Shower Curtain
Fri, 7/11/14 – 8:59 | Comments Off
POTD: Shower Curtain

Yeah, this is my old shower curtain.  I miss it.
I’ll file this one under “personal documentary”.

POTD: Couple’s Portrait part two
Thu, 6/11/14 – 9:54 | Comments Off
POTD: Couple’s Portrait part two

One of the things I really enjoy about photographing with film is that the temptation to over process images is negated by the desire to keep the image true to reality.  Sometimes, when I shoot …

POTD: Couple’s Portrait part one
Wed, 5/11/14 – 8:50 | Comments Off
POTD: Couple’s Portrait part one

I know that there are quite a few people in my business who go to great lengths to make their digital files “look like film”.  Usually that means washed out or faux cross-processed tones.  I …

POTD: Dog Toys
Tue, 4/11/14 – 9:48 | Comments Off
POTD: Dog Toys

If you own a dog and don’t have a basket or two filled with stuffed animals I can assure you that your dog is missing out.  Go get them some Chinese toys right now!

POTD: Photographer in the Studio
Mon, 3/11/14 – 9:04 | Comments Off
POTD: Photographer in the Studio

Today’s photo is of Louis who is a great photographer friend who indulged me by standing in front of the camera so I could test Kodak’s Portra 400 film.