Thursday, April 23, 2009

finger pointing thursday, april 23, 2009

Wonders of the web from the week we were:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

bladt/hargesheimer wedding

Some pix from Saturday's Bladt/Hargesheimer wedding at the Phoenix Zoo.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Worked a wedding at the Phoenix Zoo last night. Ceremony by the "savannah" and reception in an area decorated like a Mexican village. Here's a shot from the reception.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"American Character"

Just stumbled across this project on They describe it as,

"American Character" is a collection of portraits put together to capture the diversity of subjects across the country. Conceived by USA Networks as part of an ongoing artistic initiative, the book brings together 11 photographers to share their visions of “character” in America. Photographers include legends like Sylvia Plachy and Mary Ellen Mark, amongst many others."

Basically, environmental portraits of average Americans doing their average American thang. Honestly, not exactly amazing, but always nice to see a project with a theme (as broad as it is) put together in a tidy package.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

David Ziser seminar

Had the distinct pleasure of attending David Ziser's Digital Wakeup Call seminar last night in Phoenix. Let me tell ya, that guy is a dynamo! The tour continues in Tucson tonight and I can't recommend it enough. Especially for the price -- $59 advance/$79 at the door (although I believe you can register "advance" probably right up to about an hour before, but don't hold me to that). If you are somewhere else, check the schedule, they've got something like 50 more dates this year all over the country.

I won't go into everything he talked about or all the great perks you get -- go to his site and it's all listed there. But I will say that he fills every minute. He talks fast and gets tons of information in. When you take notes, do it fast, although he does provide a tourbook that has most of it in there. And he gives away a bunch of great door prizes.

One of the things that is great about David Ziser is he shows you how to accomplish some great photography without breaking the bank. For instance, up until recently his main workhorse was the Canon 40D, same as me, so that's nice.

I'd like to thank David and LaDawn Ziser for letting me be a part of the event and, of course, for the hospitality and beers afterward! It was great to meet you and I hope we cross paths again sometime!

Monday, April 13, 2009

finesse that retouching

One Big Happy
by Michael Johnston

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

finger pointing saturday, april 11, '09

Check out the links for general awesomeness and specific examples of excellence!

Friday, April 10, 2009

look serious

Look serious. Look intense. Look without looking.
Oh, and look! Models.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

tat's tat

Winding down with model pix. That just means I've got to go shooting this weekend. One job on Saturday and then some free time to shoot for fun.

This young lady had a plethora of terrific tattoos and showed them off to great effect.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

format test

just a test a pic. A test and a pic, yup a test and a pic. Don't get excited, it's just a test and a pic!

lady's night

... and now for the ladies. Two of 'em, anyway. Getting chummy.

Monday, April 06, 2009

the male of the species

Running with scissors here, or a theme, anyway. This time just the fellas are on parade. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 05, 2009


Sticking with the fashion shoot for awhile as I'm satisfied with a number of these pictures. Hope you enjoy them.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

lingerie fashion show

I was invited to shoot a lingerie fashion show last night in Phoenix. It's been a few years since I had a chance to shoot a fashion show. Here's my first favorite. Probably more to come as I edit the batch. Stay tuned...

Friday, April 03, 2009

all the single ladies

Well, they may not ALL be single. I know the bride definitely is no longer single! Just a lovely groupshot of the bridal party from Erin and Chris' wedding just about two weeks ago.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

life of the party

These two gents were the life of the party on Saturday at the Dolar wedding. Especially the fellow on the right. He nearly burned a hole in the dance floor. It was a very fun night!