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Stop Feeling Guilty

Whether you are a full-time photographer or a weekend-warrior, there will be times when you take a break. Maybe the weather is crappy so you’ve stayed indoors, or you are immersed in […]

By |September 19th, 2014|1 Comment

Slow and Steady

Just a few days ago, I came home from a short stay at the hospital, where I had the pleasure of minor surgery to remove my appendix. It was about as pleasant of an experience I could have possibly had at the hospital, and I was even able to come home the evening after surgery...

By |July 20th, 2014|1 Comment

The “In-Between”

This strange, somewhat obnoxious period of time has found its way into much of my life. I've moved a lot in the past fifteen years, all starting when I joined the military back in 1999. In 2008, just after I had separated, it still did not stop. When I tell people I'm moving, their response usually starts with " ...again?". And with any big life-change, such as moving to another state, therein exists the "in-between" ...

By |April 3rd, 2014|1 Comment

Fire on the Mountain

During my recent trip to Thailand, co-leading a workshop with The Giving Lens, we had the good fortune of having one of our guides also know a thing or two about photography! So, for sunset, he drove us to a beautiful spot with a great view...

By |March 29th, 2014|0 Comments

No Place Like Home

A little over a year ago, Brian and I moved to the Silicon Valley after Brian got a new job at Google. It was a big change for us, we didn't want to leave Portland (and because of that we almost didn't even consider the job offer), but we made the decision to give it a try. And if we changed our minds then we could always move back, right? Well, that time has come...

By |March 28th, 2014|17 Comments

Home for the Holidays

This weekend, and most of next week, I’m spending some quality time in Portland, Oregon. I lived here less than a year before moving to California, but out of all of the […]

By |November 29th, 2013|2 Comments

Meet Kodak

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens, 1/1000 sec at f/4, ISO 3200

A few months ago Brian and I decided it was finally time to find a dog. We’d been […]

By |February 2nd, 2013|4 Comments

Russ, You Will Be Missed

Russ Lyman, 1967-2013

This weekend I found out that Russ, one of my good friends in Salt Lake City, UT, passed away. My journey as a photographer has brought so many people into […]

By |January 14th, 2013|0 Comments

My Happy Place

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens, 51 sec at f/11, ISO 100
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This past weekend marked me and Brian’s second full week of owning our […]

By |December 17th, 2012|1 Comment

Farewell, Seattle

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 40mm lens, 1/180 sec at f/11, ISO 1250.

If you know me well you may also know that I’m very sentimental. I pause when I smell something that […]

By |December 6th, 2012|9 Comments

The Heart Land

Canon 5DMkIII, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II lens, HDR (3-images blended together), ISO 100
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I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and lived there until I turned 18 and […]

By |July 12th, 2012|83 Comments

Gone Fishin’

I was a little bummed when I realized I would be out of town and on the first day of my trip visiting family, and would miss the +The Google + One […]

By |July 1st, 2012|21 Comments
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