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What’s in My Bag? 9th Street Derby, Ep. III

March 29, 2014 | No comments yet

For the third year running, I will be spectating and photographing Durham’s Ninth Street Derby, a modern reincarnation of a hallowed classic, the Wellspring Criterium. In 2012, I had no idea what to expect, and showed up with a Canon 5D, a Canon 1DmkIII, and probably my three zooms (16-35 f/2.8L, 24-70 f/2.8L, and 70-200 […]

Beach. Because Sand.

March 28, 2014 | 2 comments

Sometimes, when the stars align and you have a day with no work, no preschool, no soccer and the weather looks good and the temperature’s balmy, you just gotta go for it. Even if it means four hours in the car for maybe six hours with your toes in the sand. Even if it means […]

Slow Decay, Old South

March 20, 2014 | One comment

Warm, sunny, early spring days will sometimes find me driving out on the Old Oxford Highway, enjoying a more rural part of Durham county. There is the old Catsburg General store, there is a popular spot on the Eno River, there is bucolic farmland. There is this homestead, the buildings grayed and collapsing, a slow […]

Fujinon 56 f/1.2 First Impressions: Bokeh with a Side of Bokeh!

March 13, 2014 | One comment

After a two-month long post-pre-order wait, I finally have my Fujinon XF 56mm f/1.2 R… I have barely had time to shoot with it, and am looking forward to a headshot session tomorrow morning and then a wedding next week when I’ll really get to put it through its paces. As someone who previously owned […]

Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium

March 3, 2014 | No comments yet

Last Thursday, I loaded up our bags into the trunk of our trusty Honda Fit and waited for Hanna to get home from work. Later that afternoon, we were off on a roadtrip to Atlanta, primarily to visit the Georgia Aquarium. Before leaving, I posted about what I was going to take, camera gear-wise. Though […]

What’s In My Bag: Atlanta Bound

February 26, 2014 | No comments yet

It’s been a pretty quiet couple of weeks in my photography world, and I’m off to Atlanta with my family tomorrow, to spend a weekend exploring the Georgia Aquarium, Underground Atlanta, the Legoland Discovery Center and to generally explore another notable Southern city. I figured I’d take a quick minute to do a What’s in […]

The Fallacy of Uncle Bob

February 20, 2014 | 2 comments

Stop. Just stop. I am so tired of wedding photographers whining about GWCs (Guys or Girls With Cameras) and “Uncle Bob” getting in the way of their photos. There aren’t many things that will prompt me to enter an internet argument, and there certainly aren’t many things that will prompt me to take it even […]

Southern Snowpocalypse with the Fuji X-E2

February 13, 2014 | No comments yet

As you have no doubt seen by now, North Carolina is muddling through a winter storm that is dropping snow, sleet, and freezing rain on us, and bringing everything to a complete standstill. Whether you think it’s the apocalypse or laughable, it is rare weather here and presents the opportunity to (finally) photograph in some […]

And Then There Were (Nearly) Three.

February 10, 2014 | One comment

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was here in this same house, nervous with camera in hand, photographing these folks, my friends, my family. David and Trish were getting married then, speaking their heartfelt vows to one another. Then along came Lila… then Lucas. Suddenly, we find ourselves all with families–wonderful, beautiful […]

Fall in the Bull City, Revisited

February 4, 2014 | No comments yet

If life is about the journey and not the destination, so too is photography a lot of the time. You go out, you take photos, you come home. Sometimes you ingest them into your computer and edit them, and sometimes they just sit there on your hard drive, waiting to be processed. A new project […]