Showing posts from July, 2018

A Very Prestigious Award!

I've been kind of away from projects or anything lately, so I don't have anything new or interesting to add - just wanted to share that I'm still here! Life's been hectic in that I'll be looking for a new job later this year (womp womp) and Abbey (the wifey) and I are working on our house. Like, really working. Prepping for a refi and 4 - 5 major projects (redoing floors, new porch roof, landscaping, new doors, redone kitchen ceiling). Whew. We're doing as much of the heavy work as we can to save $$, and a 108 year old house will provide several unwelcome surprises. But this is a photography blog. What updates do I have for that? Well, I can now count myself as an award winning photographer! First place at the Ohio State Fair!! What's the winning picture? Well, it's that landscape of Columbus I grabbed from the abandoned highway overpass. I do love the lines and position of LeVeque Tower Pretty cool. I had to drop it in the "other"

Two Years

So, in just two years, I feel like I've only dipped my toe in the waters of photography. The goals are always to get better, expand what I know and can do, and get more comfortable. So, just to keep myself honest - I've contacted some models on a local model/photog facebook page and plan on setting something up soon, and submitted some photographs to the photography contest at the Ohio State Fair. I just got back today that after some several hundred applicants, I had one of mine chosen for an award! Chosen photo This is a pretty popular place for photographers to grab a quick unique look at our city. Pretty sure no one's supposed to be on the abandoned overpass, but, eh. It's my tax dollars being withheld from turning it into a cool greenscape so I'll cross the orange fence boundary if I want. That's about it for this short post. Oh wait, or is it?! Just after my last post on 7/1, I was inspired to check out the wetland area near me again. I checked

The Great Outdoors In My Urban Backyard

Since I started chronicling my photography recently, I have a whole back-log I can talk about. I thought it a good time to bring up how awesome Columbus is in regards to the Metro Park system . If you ventured to that link, you'll realize that Columbus/Franklin County owns You can see it's serious business. I'd lived in town or the 'burbs a handful of years before even setting foot in one. It was after having my Canon t6i about half a year (January, 2017) that a friend asked if I wanted to check out one of our local parks ( Blacklick Woods ) and I realized I had a whole new world to explore in and around the city. I was captivated even by the moss Still rocking the kit lens with no idea how to control settings Really, a great park Not great photos, by any means, but it was inspiring in my early learnings to find out that these places existed, and nearly all of them within a 30 minute drive. The next year was spent really honing my eye fo